Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry

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--The New York Times
Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness--not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helping the desperate disappear. Thanks to her membership in the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe, she can fool any pursuer, cover any trail, and then provide her clients with new identities, complete with authentic paperwork. Jane knows all the tricks, ancient and modern; in fact, she has invented several of them herself.
So she is only mildly surprised to find an intruder waiting for her when she returns home one day. An ex-cop suspected of embezzling, John Felker wants Jane to do for him what she did for his buddy Harry Kemple: make him vanish. But as Jane opens a door out of the world for Felker, she walks into a trap that will take all her heritage and cunning to escape....
"Thomas Perry keeps pulling fresh ideas and original characters out of thin air. The strong-willed heroine he introduces in Vanishing Act rates as one of his most singular creations."
--The New York Times Book Review
ONE THRILLER THAT MUST BE READ . . . .Perry has created his most complex and compelling protagonist."
--San Francisco Examiner

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About Thomas Perry

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Thomas Perry, noted for his sophisticated and humorous suspense novels, has written nearly twenty books, including seven featuring Jane Whitefield and The Butcher's Boy, which won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
Published December 18, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction

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Because Whitefield is part Seneca and uses her Indian heritage and contacts to further her clients' interests, readers will get some insight into Native American life, but most are likely to be even more fascinated by the entire process of changing one's identity and becoming someone else.

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Now an alleged new victim has invaded Jane's upstate New York house: John Felker claims that he's a cop-turned-accountant, is being framed as an embezzler and has a contract out on his life.

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Buffalo Rising

In a twist that compels Jane to right a wrong, she follows a trail from the west coast of the United States all the way back to New York State.

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