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Runner

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Runner

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Thomas Perry
publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B+

The Story: Native American guide Jane Whitefield — who runs her own version of the Witness Protection Program, helping innocent victims ”disappear” — takes the case of a pregnant young clerk in Runner.
Exotic Locale: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Movie Pitch: Take your standard pursuit drama; add a dash of GoodFellas and a dollop of The Dark Wind.
Lowdown: Though Jane is by far his best creation, Thomas Perry hasn’t featured her in nine years, and it shows: She’s grown a little creaky from disuse. ?B+