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Poison Flower by Thomas Perry

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Wonderful addition to the Jane Whitfield Series. See my full review at puretextuality.com

4.5 Stars ( )
  Fidget78 | Jan 5, 2014 |
Too violent and too preposterous ( )
  Marzia22 | Apr 3, 2013 |
A high tension thriller with murder, torture, evil, and clever escapes.
  sleahey | Aug 13, 2012 |
I love this series and have missed Jane so much! She's been happily married and mostly out of the "disappearing" business. But everyone once in a while a case she can't refuse shows up. This time, she's compelled to help a wrongly accused and convicted man escape from jail and start a new life. Unfortunately, those who are guilty of the crime would really like him to stay put. When Jane gets caught and tortured by the bad guys, she's determined to keep the secrets of her client and all of those she's helped guide.

Once again, Perry keeps us on our toes and entertained by the process of becoming a new person and avoiding detection at all costs. This books has more focus on Jane and her capture and escape attempts that usual which only reinforces the lengths she will go to to protect her clients. There's a bit of side-story about the toll Jane's missions are taking on her marriage - I'm torn between wanting to know more about Jane's personal life and knowing that part of the point of Jane is that the books are not about her.

Overall, not my favorite in the series but entertaining and I'm already waiting for Jane's next adventure. ( )
  justmelissa | May 28, 2012 |
I've been trying to remember the name of this series and this author for ages and finally identified it when I found this galley to review. It's always been a fun series - a sort of female version of Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series. Like Reacher, Jane Whitfield is hyper-prepared and impossible to beat - not necessarily grounded in reality, but I don't read thrillers for reality.

Pure escapist mind candy with some caveats. Most of this book, unlike others in the series, is a non-stop brutality fest with Jane playing avenging angel. The level of violence makes a lot of this not so fun to read, perhaps particularly because much of the violence is torture committed against the main character. In fact, the first third of the book is all about this torture. The rest follows Jane's revenge. It's a good read, but if you're squeamish I wouldn't recommend it.

Not the best entry in the series - okay, but not great. ( )
  kraaivrouw | Apr 30, 2012 |
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Jane Whitefield, the heroine in the series by the expert Perry, could be Jack Reacher’s female twin. Whitefield specializes in snatching innocent parties from the bad guys’ clutches and ensuring they’ll remain forever liberated. That’s just like Reacher, the formidable star of Lee Child’s series.

In the new book, which is as brisk and pleasing as all Whitefield novels, Jane’s rescue operation encounters more opposition than she counted on. Among other humiliations, the plot asks her to survive possibly the most agonizing sequence of torture ever conceived in crime fiction.
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Springing from prison a man wrongly charged with the murder of his wife, Jane Whitefield trusts imposters posing as officers of the law, who turn out to be hired hit men trying to kill her runner. After being severely wounded she still outsmarts and outfights them with her native skills.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802126057, Hardcover)

Poison Flower, the seventh novel in Thomas Perry’s celebrated Jane Whitefield series, opens as Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife’s murder, out of the heavily guarded criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles. But the price of Shelby’s freedom is high. Within minutes, men posing as police officers kidnap Jane and, when she tries to escape, shoot her.

Jane’s captors are employees of the man who really killed Shelby’s wife. He believes he won’t be safe until Shelby is dead, and his men will do anything to force Jane to reveal Shelby’s hiding place. But Jane endures their torment, and is willing to die rather than betray Shelby. Jane manages to escape but she is alone, wounded, thousands of miles from home with no money and no identification, hunted by the police as well as her captors. She must rejoin Shelby, reach his sister before the hunters do, and get them both to safety.

In this unrelenting, breathtaking cross-country battle, Jane survives by relying on the traditions of her Seneca ancestors. When at last Jane turns to fight, her enemies face a cunning and ferocious warrior who has one weapon that they don’t.

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Protecting a man wrongly charged with the murder of his wife, Jane Whitefield is shot and abducted by the real culprits, who threaten to kill her if she does not reveal her client's whereabouts.

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