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By E. Bukowsky HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Thomas Perry's "Silence" starts with a bang when Wendy Harper, co-owner of a trendy Los Angeles restaurant, leaves work well after midnight. Upon arriving home, she is attacked by a man with a baseball bat who nearly beats her to death. Wendy knows who is behind the attack, and she decides that it would be prudent to leave the past behind and start fresh somewhere else under an assumed name. She hires forty-year old private investigator Jack Till, a former cop with twenty years on the force, to help her establish a new identity. For six years, there is silence. Suddenly, everything changes when Eric Fuller, Wendy's former partner and boyfriend, is falsely accused of murdering Wendy to collect on her life insurance policy. Till decides that, in good conscience, he must find Wendy and convince her to come forward to save Eric from prosecution. However, since the person who tried to kill Wendy is still at large, she might be reluctant to once again make herself a target.

"Silence" is an entertaining psychological thriller with a lively cast of characters, a serpentine plot, and a particularly cold-blooded husband and wife hit team. Sylvie and Paul Turner, who have been married for fifteen years, are sociopaths who kill for money and thrills; their efficiency and meticulous attention to detail have earned them a devoted clientele. However, they are paranoid and tend to find fault with one another; their marriage is, in some ways, more hellish than heavenly. A wealthy and powerful individual has hired the Turners to lure Wendy out of hiding and finish her off. If Jack convinces Wendy to reveal herself, she may very well be the Turners' next victim.

Jack Till has been lonely for a long time. His wife left him after she gave birth to a little girl, Holly, who has Down syndrome.
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Format: Hardcover
After being beaten nearly to death one night in LA, Wendy Harper goes to the office of Jack Till, ex-police, current PI. Since flight is the only option Wendy will consider, Jack helps the battered young woman to disappear. Six years later, Wendy's former fiancé and restaurant co-owner, Eric Fuller, is charged with her murder after blood evidence is found buried in his back yard. Till immediately goes to the DA prosecuting the case and informs her that Wendy has gone into hiding. The DA refuses to believe Jack unless she can actually see Wendy, so the PI joins with Fuller's attorney, placing ads in the personals in hopes of a response. When the ads are unsuccessful, Jack Till goes on the hunt for a woman he has taught the finer points of life on the run. Convinced that the evidence was planted to draw Wendy out of seclusion, Jack knows that the man who contracted the first attempt is likely behind the newly discovered evidence; Wendy is in considerable danger, at large or in LA.

The individual behind the threats to Wendy's life remains a mystery, his lawyer serving as go-between to hire a hit team, a married couple, Paul and Sylvie Turner, whose favorite occupation, other than murder, is dancing, particularly the seductive, demanding moves of the tango. Paul and Sylvie have been watching Till, delighted when he is finally on the move in a cat-and-mouse game that will take them from Las Vegas to northern California, and a series of car rental agencies and hotels, Jack doing his best to elude the pros, but barely a step ahead. Things turn violent sooner than Till expects, the killers thorough and relentless, albeit increasingly frustrated by Jack's dodges.
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If you've never read a Thomas Perry book, then assume my rating is five stars, because every Thomas Perry book is like a meal at a really good restaurant, always well prepared and tasty, sometimes sublime.

With Perry, you never have to worry about flat writing or endings that seem written in desperation. He's a master craftsman who knows how to build a really great tale with unique characters and outcomes. I buy everyone of his books in hardcover in advance because I know I will read them more than once and loan them to my friends.

I gave this book four stars because, although this is a fine story, I've been there when he's dished sublime. When he's sublime, there's also quirky humor and the ability to get inside the heads of people we'd ordinarily loathe.

I long for him to push the edge, go into some part of reality that he's not so comfortable with and tht I'm not sick of. A protagonist who's an old lady, an updated Miss Marple, or a kid, or an immigrant, someone who's not incredibly fit and lovely. The market is saturated with those. It would take somebody with his skills to pull that off. He's good enough to do stuff that other writers can't.
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Mr. Perry's latest put me in mind of the great (part) Native American dissappearance artist he has written so much about. Since I REALLY miss her it was a welcome part of the plot. A former cop, now private detective, helps a woman hide herself from a murdering music executive (who knew?)who kills her friend by accident. When her old boyfriend and ex-business partner gets accused of murdering her (a dastardly ploy to bring her out of hiding), the PI has a case of conscience (and the hots) and goes looking for her. Well, he convinces her to come back to give evidence that she is not dead to free the old boyfriend. Cue the assassins, who try to kill her and the PI at every turn. This is one of Mr. Perry's rich and varied character driven plots and you get to see into the psyches of all involved, which is what drives the book. From an insecure (and deranged) ex-porn star now assassin wife to an assassin husband team of two, to the really sociopathic music exec ("prince of darkness"), and the lonely ex-cop, this is a page turner! A must read.
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