JANE RETURNS IN A STRING OF BEADS

 

The eighth breakneck thriller featuring Jane Whitefield, described by the Wall Street Journal as “the sort of protagonist most crime novelists would kill for,” A STRING OF BEADS shows Whitefield undertaking a dangerous mission for her Seneca people.


*Starred Review, Booklist: “First-rate suspense.”


Kirkus Reviews: “Perry supplies twists and thrills aplenty...”


New York Times: “Excellently engineered thriller... What more can we ask from an escape artist like Perry?”


Library Journal: “Perry’s thriller swings into action as soon as Jane is on the trail. A breathless pace sets the tone with numerous close calls as the expert, clever heroine tries to solve the crime before Jimmy gets caught. Enthusiastically recommended for series fans and for readers who appreciate strong female protagonists.”

After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, née Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York-or so she thinks.

One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two black cars. A childhood friend of Jane's from the reservation, Jimmy, is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man. But instead of turning himself in, he's fled, and no one knows where he is hiding out. At the clan mothers' request, Jane retraces a walking trip she and Jimmy took together when they were fourteen in hopes that he has gone the same way again. But it soon becomes clear that the police aren't the only ones after him. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this twisted plot multiplies, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it.

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