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Author:
Thomas Perry
ISBN13:
978-0679453062
ISBN:
0679453067
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Publisher:
Random House; 1st edition (December 2001)
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Genre Fiction
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Once Prescott takes the job, the novel shifts into a gear so high that putting the book aside is no longer an option. a bravura performance from one of the few crime writers who never lets you down.

Once Prescott takes the job, the novel shifts into a gear so high that putting the book aside is no longer an option. dazzling new thriller. Perry has devised a game board of infernal ingenuity. A compulsive page-turner.

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York, in 1947. He graduated from Cornell University in 1969 and earned a Ph.

From Edgar Award winner Perry: retired police officer Daniel Millikan finds g the horrendous murder of 13 people at a Kentucky restaurant. What's more, he's brought in a hit man he once put in jail to help track the killer. Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York, in 1947. D. in English Literature from the University of Rochester in 1974. Perry's novels, successful both critically and with the public, are suspenseful as well as comic.

Thomas Perry's Pursuit is a dark tale of two killers, one a cold- blooded hit man and the other, the hero, something much murkier

Thomas Perry's Pursuit is a dark tale of two killers, one a cold- blooded hit man and the other, the hero, something much murkier. When 13 people are mowed down in a restaurant, a police consultant realizes that it's the work of a professional who's tried to make a contract hit look like a random mass killing. Prescott uses the national media and the unknown killer's ego to draw his attention, then plays a game of cat-and- mouse with him in which the stakes quickly grow higher.

Thomas Perry (born 1947) is an American mystery and thriller novelist. He received a 1983 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel. Perry's work has covered a variety of fictional suspense starting with The Butcher's Boy, which received a 1983 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel, followed by Metzger's Dog, Big Fish, Island, and Sleeping Dogs

Pursuit may draw some comparisons with Lawrence Block’s wryHit ManandHit List, but while Block is always excellent, it’s Perry’s work that’ll have you waking up in a cold sweat. From Publishers Weekly.

Author: Thomas Perry. Pursuit may draw some comparisons with Lawrence Block’s wryHit ManandHit List, but while Block is always excellent, it’s Perry’s work that’ll have you waking up in a cold sweat. The massacre of 13 people in a Louisville restaurant opens Perry’s latest psychological thriller (after Death Benefits). Criminologist Daniel Millikan determines that this was no random occurrence, but an assassination carried out by a ruthless, methodical predator but who was the target?

Perry Thomas - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Thomas Perry just keeps getting better," said Tony Hillerman, about Sleeping Dogs-and in this superb new novel by one of America's best thriller writers, Jane Whitefield takes on the mafia, and its money

Perry Thomas - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-11 из 11. Blood Money. Thomas Perry just keeps getting better," said Tony Hillerman, about Sleeping Dogs-and in this superb new novel by one of America's best thriller writers, Jane Whitefield takes on the mafia, and its money. Jane Whitefield, the fearless "guide" who helps people in trouble disappear, make victims vanish,has just begun her quiet new life as Mrs. Carey McKinnon, when. she is called upon again, to face her toughest opponents yet. Jane must try to save a young girl fleeing a deadly mafioso.

Serial killer Charlene Buckner-aka Tanya Starling, Rachel Sturbridge, Nancy Mills, and several other monikers-changes her identity each time she commits a murder. By the end of Perry's mesmerizing novel ( Pursuit ;The Butcher's Boy), Charlene has racked up an impressive body count and her own personal Rolodex of bogus names. Yes, as a child she had a slutty mom, and yes, she was abandoned in her late teens, but her life story is hardly the horror show of most fictional serial killers. Perry patiently shows that it doesn't necessarily take child molestation and brutality to create a murderer.

Thomas Perry won an Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was one of the New York Times’s Notable Books of the Year. His other books include The Face-Changers, Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead, and Vanishing Ac. .More about Thomas Perry. Thomas Perry won an Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was one of the New York Times’s Notable Books of the Year.

by. Perry, Thomas, 1947-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Thirteen bodies are discovered inside a small Louisville restaurant just after closing time. The ferocity and apparent randomness of the crime prompt the police to call in criminology professor Daniel Millikan-they want a profile of the murderer. Millikan determines that the crime was committed not by a psychopath but by a professional killer of consummate skill and total lack of feeling: “I think that the one who did it is one of the special cases. He’s somebody we can’t afford to have walking down a street where our families walk.” When Millikan learns that the investigation has come to a complete standstill, he commits himself to an unorthodox decision. The only hope of stopping this killer and ending the bloodshed is to employ Roy Prescott, an expert in the narrow specialty of hunting down murderers through methods the police can’t-and wouldn’t-use.And so begins a stunning novel by Thomas Perry, “one of the most thoroughly satisfying writers around” (Lawrence Block), a death match fought from one end of the country to the other by two enemies who both understand that only one of them will be alive at the end.
  • Thomas Perry is one of the best with this criminal chase genre. "Pursuit" pits an old master against a brilliant psychopath. The outcome is more or less understood from the beginning, but the route there is intriguingly unpredictable. There are enough surprises built into the storyline to please even the jaded reader.

    Perry books rarely disappoint and this one does not.

  • Well, how to begin............I chose this title because I like the author's past work & I was looking for something safe and reliable. As much as I enjoy reading, there's almost nothing more irritating than buying crap, or buying something I've already read, both of which I've recently done. So, I found a favorite author and looked for something I was pretty sure I hadn't previously read. Great plan it turns out! Over the years, a pattern for me has been to go back and harvest the previous works of authors whose work impressed me. Then to buy their future books as they were published in the future. Mr Perry being one such author. Solid story, well told, & very little excess stuffing. Hence the 5 stars! I recommend it, to all crime fiction/thriller fans!

  • This was a good book and worth the time and cost. While the villain is purely villainous, and therefore not a complex character, the protagonist is not without some moral ambiguity. The novel leads one to wonder, how much 'collateral damage' is acceptable in a basically vigilante effort to stop the villain? It is written well and kept my interest. It fell short of 5 stars in my mind mainly because you could more or less see the last several scenes of the book coming, which noticeable undercut the suspense, the only uncertainty being how wide the collateral damage would be. But I still found the book entertaining, enough so that I would be interested in reading more by this author.

  • This seemed like a good starter for someone new to Thomas Perry, and I did like it.
    Call it 3.5 stars.

    At first it's tough to put down. The murders and initial investigation get us interested
    in Milliken, and it seems like standard police procedural with a jaded older ex-cop
    (insert trenchcoat and cigarette here).

    Then we get introduced to the real protagonist, who's much more engaging.
    Roy Prescott is a fearless investigator who is more commando than detective,
    though he makes some acrobatic leaps of deduction.
    The author initially hints that Roy is a sociopath who has no intention
    of letting his quarry ever see a jail cell.

    As the book moves along, Roy is revealed to have a conscience...
    he feels guilty for breaking hearts in an undercover role and gives
    his enemy chances to surrender, to my disappointment.
    It makes him more human and realistic, but somehow less interesting.

    The action scenes are over the top and some of the setups used bait the killer seem
    overly elaborate, but make for entertaining reading. My main complaint is that despite
    the shootouts and hide-and-seek games, the book feels like it slows down as Prescott
    chases the antagonist all over the country for months. The wrapup at the end is almost perfunctory.

    I plan on checking out more from this author.

  • The first half of the book was uneven in plotting, characters, and tempo. I really didn’t care what happened to any of the main characters. I considered not reading any further several times, but something kept me going. The second half came together in terms of storyline and characters. I’m sorry Mr. Perry, but many of your later books pale in comparison for me to Butcher’s Boy, Metzger’s Dog, Sleeping Dog’s, and a few of the Jane Whitefield books. All in all, I give Pursuit a C.

  • I'm a fan, so I might have expected a little too much. I did really enjoy the book but it was a little convoluted. Seems like he had to reach a little for some of the connections. Happy I listened to it and will continue to listen to his books.

  • This is a really interesting light read... good getaway book. Interesting plot, good cat and mouse action, and pretty fast moving. The only "purist" criticism I would make is that it stretches believability a bit with the ability of the main three characters' abilities to read people and predict their behaviors. From an entertainment viewpoint, this is not much of a distraction. I enjoyed the tale and will probably read this author again.

  • As always by Thomas Perry. This is my 3rd or 4th time reader it and it never gets old. All of his books are excellent! Great writer and great stories all with an unusual twist.