Runner The Story : Native American guide Jane Whitefield — who runs her own version of the Witness Protection Program, helping innocent victims "disappear" — takes… Runner The Story : Native American guide Jane Whitefield — who runs her own version of the Witness Protection Program, helping innocent victims "disappear" — takes… 2009-01-14 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Houghton Mifflin
Book Review

Runner (2009)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2009; Writer: Thomas Perry; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

The Story: Native American guide Jane Whitefield — who runs her own version of the Witness Protection Program, helping innocent victims ''disappear'' — takes the case of a pregnant young clerk in Runner.
Exotic Locale: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Movie Pitch: Take your standard pursuit drama; add a dash of GoodFellas and a dollop of The Dark Wind.
Lowdown: Though Jane is by far his best creation, Thomas Perry hasn't featured her in nine years, and it shows: She's grown a little creaky from disuse. 
B+

Originally posted Jan 14, 2009 Published in issue #1031 Jan 23, 2009 Order article reprints