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Silence Six years ago Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear But now her ex boyfriend and former business partner Eric Fuller is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out and Till must find her before tango dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner doThe Turners are merely hired to do a job though and prefer to remain anonymous When they find that a middleman has let the true employer know their identities finishing the job is no longer enough Their fee just went up And now they must double cross the man who wants Wendy dead before he can double cross them—if their jealousy and cold blooded calculations don't result in a fatal lovers' uarrel firstWith masterful plotting and unnerving psychological insight Perry delivers another mesmerizing thrill ride This could have been a great book however as with every single mystery novel I've read written by an older man this falls into the same bullshit trope of the younger woman 'falling in love' with the older middle aged guy I'm sick of this gross male fantasy being played out in literature it really needs to stop This book could have flourished but unfortunately that unnecessary plot device totally ruined it for me A little LA Noir from Thomas Perrya retired LAPD homicide detective turned PI helping a female restaurateur disappear after she is savagely beatenSix years later her loverrestaurant partner is charged with her murderJack Till feels morally obligated to find her to prevent a convictionComplicating matters two professional hitters are also on the trailThe race is onInteresting characters on all sides but a little derivative of Perry's Jane Whitefield seriesStill the characters even the villains make this a decent fun read This was a 4 star mystery thriller in almost every way The characters were excellent Michael Kramer's reading fit the story enhanced it as usual Their back stories motivations were perfect blended together into a logical chase that culminates perfectly even wonderfully For all the logic I wasn't uite sure where it was going the revelations along the way kept me wondering Jack Till is a great MCI took away a star due to the overuse of silencers They were silent Hollywood types had to be he even put them on a revolver Yuck He also has 2 identical guns that can be disassembled reassembled plus use different scopes without any need to sight them in Double yuck A taut well written thriller typical of the genreThe story involves a former homicide detective who helped a witness disappear six years earlier vowing that under no circumstances would he ever attempt to find her But such a circumstance does arise and it is not only the detective who tries to find her but a professional team of husband and wife hired assassins And so the race is on The protagonist has the distinct advantage of having helped the witness disappear in the first place but he trained her well in the art of deception and the assassins are extremely well trained as well and know that he will lead them to their prey Worth the read just for the relationship between the married professional assassinsThe one sentence in this book really struck home with me most probably because of my own profession She knew that he had been a homicide detective and she knew that he had spent a whole career getting people to tell him things that they didn't want to There you have the role of a detective whether private or law enforcement reduced to its essenceI have long been a Thomas Perry fan and have read all of his books I am particularly enad of the Jane Whitefield series of which this book is not a partJane Whitefield is a fascinating character an expert in helping troubled people disappear A complete identity change reuires not only the proper documentation and change in appearance but rigorous training to eliminate any and all tells including tone of voice mannerisms and body language The protagonist herself a Native American remains predominantly shrouded in mysteryDisappearing with all of its familial cultural and societal implications is a recurrent theme in Perry's books one I must confess I find almost endlessly fascinating and dare I say it? appealing uitting about 25% of the way in The details of the porn and stripping etc make me want to go take a shower brush my teeth and gargle Not a fun read Thomas Perry knows how to tell a storyCrazy character driven adventureKeeps you wanting to know Narrator Micheal Kramer does okAdult content but nothing untastefulSome Foul Language Silence by Thomas PerryWendy Harper is beaten and left for dead but lucky for her its interupted while recovering she decides with the help of private dick Jack Till to flee Jack helps her giving her advice on what to do and what not to do that is until her ex boyfriend Eric is charged with her murder Jack begins his search for her but is followed by ruthless hired killers and married couple Sylvie and Paul Turner thus begins the story Fast paced action with some hilarious moments those Turners are a riot some obvious plot holes but filled in as you got into it anyway really fun escapism crime fiction bs with a high giggle factor and a jaunty road trip thrown in for good measure The Turners deserve their own book they are a crack up amen Wendy Harper got brutally attacked by a masked assailant six years ago right on her porch and that caused her to flee Los Angeles and assume a new identity and a new life all with the help of private dick Jack Till Now Till is desperately trying to find her and bring her back to LA so she can get her ex boyfriend who has been framed for her 'murder' exonerated Whoever tried killing Wendy has sent a team of assassins the tango dancing couple Paul and Sylvie Turner after them Decent enough plot for a Thomas Perry page turner Alas it fails to get any plausible or any exciting after the initial setup Everybody in this book with the notable exception of our hero Jack Till is a sociopath or a myopic narcissist Even the woman for whom we are supposed to feel sympathy for Wendy Harper We are supposed to believe she jumps into bed with Till literally hours after abandoning her new husband and kids? I get that thrillers need to have a romantic angle of some sort but this is just ridiculous The assassins are sociopaths becausewell they are assassins The big baddie is your typical rich executive with a shady past All ho hum run of the mill nonsense If I didn't know Perry and his ability to write witty taut thrillers this book would turn me away from him Thankfully he has written and writes better books Thomas Perry is a sure thing for thrillers I am at the point where too much suspense bothers me so I am afraid I peeked at the end to make sure things turned out all right for all the characters Jack Till retired cop turned private detective needs to find former client Wendy Harper to keep a man from being tried for her murder Once he has found her he needs to protect her from tango dancing contract killers Sylvia and Paul Turner Turn and dip Till and Harper dance away from close encounters with the Turners trying to get from northern California to Los Angeles to document Harper's existence It's said that long married couples experience increasing irritation with each other and so it is with the Turners Her jealousy and insecurity irritate Paul and Paul's controlling nature irritate Sylvia True professionals they put aside their differences when in a killing situation The reader follows as Till and Harper tentatively reach out toward each other while dodging bullets and the Turners pursue them while warily loving each other

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