Shadow Woman (Jane Whitefield Novels)

By Thomas Perry

Jane Whitefield is a reputation to be whispered like a prayer. A shadow girl who rescues the helpless and the hunted while their enemies depart them no position to conceal. Now with the bone-deep crafty of her local American forebears, she arranges a vanishing act for Pete Hatcher, a Las Vegas playing government. it's going to be a bit of cake, yet she does not but find out about Earl and Linda--professional destroyers who will profit if Hatcher dies, killers who like to kill . . . slowly. From Vegas to upstate manhattan to the Rockies, the race among predator and prey slowly narrows till ultimately they proportion an intimacy damaged purely by way of dying. . . .

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Miranda comes on correct at twelve, very first thing. She’s at the degree for 2 hours. ” “So what? ” Earl scowled. “So this lady figures Hatcher goes to have hours to force earlier than the lighting come on back and someone sees he’s now not sitting subsequent to her. He’s using to an airport, and she’s deliberate on hours. His aircraft has to go away beautiful quickly after he will get there, simply because she doesn’t wish him sitting in an airport while Seaver’s humans commence trying to find him. She desires him to reach concerning the time the airplane is boarding, so he can stroll correct in and disappear. ” “Seaver stated she acquired him an hour after that. ” “Right,” acknowledged Earl. “She did it, yet she couldn’t understand prematurely that she may possibly do it. How might this one lady imagine she may possibly tie up these men that lengthy? No, she used to be hoping on hours, and no matter what she bought after that should have been assurance. determine he drives sixty miles an hour, so there’s no probability he’ll lose twenty mins getting a rushing price ticket. ” Linda stood up and pulled the map out of her suitcase. She measured a hundred and twenty miles on a section of dental floss, tied it to Earl’s pencil, and ran it in a circle round Las Vegas. “Kingman, Arizona, on path ninety three; Bullhead urban, Arizona, on ninety five. possibly Lake Havasu if he pushes it on path ninety five south. Baker, California, on 15 south. There’s no airport for one more hundred and twenty miles, so scratch 15 south. not anything in any respect on ninety three or ninety five north, so scratch them. That leaves ninety three or ninety five south into Arizona or 15 north, into Utah. If it’s ninety three, it’s Kingman. If it’s ninety five, it’s Lake Havasu urban. either have airports. ” “What approximately Utah? ” “No airport till Cedar urban. a few hundred and 80 miles. ” “Okay, scratch that too. We’re right down to percentages, then,” acknowledged Earl. “He flew out of Kingman or Havasu urban. Now what we’ve bought to do is see what flights exit on a Tuesday evening at these airports among within the morning and, say, 3. There can’t be many. ” “What in the event that they visit Chicago and Dallas? Little airports often simply feed tremendous ones. ” “We’ll simply wish the opposite issues we’re doing provide us a holiday, and let us know which one. ” “What different issues? ” He pawed via her handbag and observed the condominium condominium invoice. “First factor is, wear a few gloves and mail this in with a few money. i would like to ensure his landlord doesn’t evict him, in case we have to return there. ” “Okay. yet the place might he fly? ” “Put your self in his position. This lady should have requested him what locations he may pass. He can’t visit Atlantic urban or Reno or some place else the place they gamble. He’s going to select a spot he understands a bit approximately. a spot he likes, correct? ” “I might imagine so. the higher he likes it, the longer he’ll remain placed, and the tougher he’ll be to discover. ” Earl clasped his fingers at the back of his head and stared on the ceiling. “No shut family, no everlasting female friend, plenty of buddies, too many to slim down …” “Vacations? ” requested Linda. “Business journeys? ” “Maybe. If we will be able to get a lodge cost on a credits record, we’ll have a spot to begin. ” Linda lay completely nonetheless.

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