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New York Times best-selling author Thomas Perry brings back his most beloved character, Jane Whitefield, in the most dangerous case of a long career of helping people whose lives are at risk to disappear

Poison Flower
A Jane Whitefield Novel
By Thomas Perry
Grove Press
978-0-8021-5511-5 • $14.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2013
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“Perry’s heroine, Jane Whitefield, continues to be one of the most original and intriguing characters in contemporary crime fiction…Perry plunges us into his patented nerve-wracking, extended chase scenes before the novel’s harrowing climax.” —Booklist (starred review)

Poison Flower, the seventh 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 killed Shelby’s wife and framed him for the crime. The killer believes he won’t be safe until Shelby is dead, and his men will do anything to force Jane to reveal where Shelby is hiding. But Jane endures their torment, and is willing to die rather than betray Shelby. Jane escapes but she is alone, wounded, weak, and in pain, 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. Jane is caught in a waking nightmare, as many of the pursuers Jane has eluded for years gather to bid for her in a multimillion- dollar auction. The winning bidder buys the chance to tear from Jane’s memory the names and addresses of all those she has helped disappear and begin new lives.

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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