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The Face-Changers

by Thomas Perry

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Series: Jane Whitefield (4)

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BOTTOM-LINE:
Solid novel
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Jane Whitefield is back, and she is trying to live up to her promise to her husband not to help any more fugitives to disappear. But then her husband brings her a Richard-Kimble-like friend who has been framed for the murder of his research assistant, but he can't even blame a one-armed man. Her husband asks her to help because the friend is his old mentor.
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WHAT I LIKED:
The story expands outward pretty fast, as Jane discovers that other people have been using her identity and reputation to "help" people for profit, in some cases where the people didn't need any help but were scared into thinking they did. Basically to create the demand for the service they can provide. So Jane has to figure that part out too, or she'll never be able to save anyone else again, let alone her husband's friend. Added to the mix is an FBI agent who wants to know what is going on, and knows Jane has the answers -- and he's willing to arrest her to find out. Aiding a fugitive is just the first charge of many he has in mind. Plus, just for fun, her husband is being hit on by one of the bad guys.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
It's a little hard to follow at times as she criss-crosses the U.S. again, and some of the sub-stories are a little over-developed.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media. ( )
  polywogg | Apr 12, 2016 |
Thomas Perry writes another great book: "The Face-Changers". This fast-paced suspenseful thriller kept me reading through the night and wishing it would be longer. The only distraction, though interesting sometimes, is the Seneca and other tribal histories. Sometimes they just don't fit into the part of the story being told. Other times: perfect. ( )
  Patbilly | Apr 29, 2014 |
Thomas Perry writes another great book: "The Face-Changers". This fast-paced suspenseful thriller kept me reading through the night and wishing it would be longer. The only distraction, though interesting sometimes, is the Seneca and other tribal histories. Sometimes they just don't fit into the part of the story being told. Other times: perfect. ( )
  Patbilly | Apr 29, 2014 |
The best yet ( )
  jamespurcell | Mar 21, 2011 |
The Jane Whitefield novels are among my favorites. The stories are always interesting and Jane's evolution as a person is believable and natural. ( )
  staceyvinson | Nov 10, 2008 |
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Bean, JoyceNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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If anyone dreamed he was a Falseface, it was only necessary to signify his dream to the proper person, and give a feast, to be at once initiated; and so any one dreaming that he had ceased to be a False face, had but to make known his dream and give a similar entertainment to effect his exodus. In no other way could a membership be acquired or surrendered. Upon all occasions on which the members appeared in character they wore False-faces ... the masks being diversified in color, style and configuration, but all agreeing in their equally hideous appearance. The members were all males save one, who was a female and the Mistress of the Band. She was called Ga-go-sa Ho-nun-nas-tase-ta, or keeper of the Falsefaces; and not only had charge of the regalia of the band, but was the only organ of communication with the members, for their names continued unknown.

The prime motive in the establishment of this organization was to propitiate those demons called Falsefaces, and among other good results to arrest pestilence and disease.

Report on the Fabrics, Inventions, Implements and Utensils of the Iroquois, Made to the Regents of the University, January 22, 1851 by Lewis H. Morgan (reprinted in Elisabeth Tooker, Lewis H. Morgan on Iroquois Material Culture, 1994)
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Janet McAfee stepped out of the Baltimore Medical Center and winced as the icy air coming off the Inner Harbor lacerated her cheeks and forehead.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0804115400, Mass Market Paperback)

Jane Whitefield, Thomas Perry's Native American "guide," has recently married Dr. Carey McKinnon and is now retired from helping people disappear from danger. But when her husband's old mentor, a world-famous plastic surgeon wanted by the police for a murder he didn't commit, turns up in Carey's emergency room, Jane steps back into the shadowy world of runners and hunters one more time. In this fourth outing in Edgar-winning Perry's fascinating and innovative series, Jane discovers that someone else is using her name and reputation to take fugitives out of the world, but for very different, and diabolical, purposes. Whitefield's Seneca heritage, plus her unique talents, make her a novel and compelling heroine, and Perry's masterful storytelling makes the most of Whitefield in this suspenseful page-turner. --Jane Adams

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"The courageous and ingenious Jane Whitefield has worked as a "guide" for over a decade, helping people in danger disappear. Now she has promised her new husband, Dr. Carey McKinnon, that she will never work again. But then Carey's mentor, a famous plastic surgeon, seeks him out, desperate and pursued, wounded and wanted for murder. Carey asks Jane to perform her dangerous magic one last time. But as Jane tries to save her husband's friend, she uncovers the perverse activities of the Face Changers: Using Jane Whitefield's name, reputation and techniques, they are destroying human lives rather than saving them."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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