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The old man /

by Perry, Thomas [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780802125866; 0802125867.Subject(s): Intelligence officers -- Fiction | Widowers -- Fiction | Retirees -- Vermont -- Fiction | Vermont -- Fiction | Fiction | Suspense fiction | Suspense fiction | Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.
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A finalist for the Barry Award for Best Thriller <p>Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Perry writes thrillers that move "almost faster than a speeding bullet" ( Wall Street Journal ). The Old Man is his latest whip-smart standalone novel.<br> <br> To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape. Armed mercenaries, spectacularly crashed cars, a precarious love interest, and an unforgettable chase scene through the snow--this is lethal plotting from one of the best in crime fiction.</p>

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.

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Dan Chase seems to be an ordinary retiree and is devoted to his two dogs and his daughter and grandchildren. However, his past as a covert operative in army intelligence, stationed in Libya, when he made a decision that botched an assignment, has found him. And now his life is on the line. Reawakening his professional skills and instincts, Chase turns the tables, and the hunted becomes the hunter. Narrator Peter Berkot gives a strong performance in this exciting tale of espionage, credibly affecting different voices for various characters. His inflection is suitably expressive and confident throughout. Verdict Public libraries should strongly consider. ["Perry plays his plot with virtuosic deftness, thrilling readers to the core": LJ 11/1/16 review of the Grove hc.]-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll. Lib, Lynchburg © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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