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  • ISBN: 9780802148063
  • ISBN: 0802148069
  • Physical Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, 2020.

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"In A Small Town, twelve conspirators meticulously plan to throw open all the gates to the prison that contains them, so that more than a thousand convicts may escape and pour into the nearby small town. The newly freed prisoners rape, murder, and destroy the town-burning down homes and businesses. An immense manhunt ensues, but the twelve who plotted it all get away. After two years, all efforts by the local and federal police agencies have been in vain. The mayor and city attorney meet, and Leah Hawkins, a six-foot, two-inch former star basketball player and resident good cop, is placed on sabbatical so that she can tour the country learning advanced police procedures. The sabbatical is merely a ruse, however, as her real job is to track the infamous twelve. And kill them. Leah's mission takes her across the country, from Florida to New York, from California to an anti-government settlement deep in the Ozarks. Soon, the surviving fugitives realize what she is up to, and a race to kill or be killed ensues. Full of exhilarating twists and surprisingly resonant, A Small Town will sweep readers along on Leah's quest for vengeance"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    *Starred Review* Readers expecting Perry's latest to be another of the author's superb comic caper novels are in for a big surprise. This is Perry in no-holds-barred action-thriller mode. It starts with a stomach-churning set piece in which a thousand inmates at a federal prison in Colorado stage an audacious escape and then, as a diversion, pretty much destroy—methodically but with sadistic glee—the nearby small town of Weldonville, raping, murdering, and pillaging at will. Set on revenge, the surviving city officials hire (off the books) one of the local cops, Leah Hawkins, to track the 12 ringleaders and kill them all. Hawkins is a skilled cop but hardly an assassin; still, she learns fast, and with the ruthless cunning of Jack Reacher, she works her way down the list. However, the escapees remaining are every bit as cunning and far more ruthless than Hawkins and stage a counterattack on the town. Perry has written many fine non-comic thrillers, but, typically, they have involved the heroes being chased; here he switches it up, focusing on the hunter, and the result is no less gripping. Hawkins is a full-bodied, multifaceted creation, awash in moral ambiguity but determined to exact her multiple pounds of flesh. And the finale—townies versus evil invaders—is cathartic, with all the archetypal power of The Wild Bunch. The ever-versatile Perry shines yet again. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the critically acclaimed Jane Whitefield series, Forty Thieves, and The Butcher’s Boy, which won the Edgar Award. He lives in Southern California.

Subject: Policewomen > Colorado > Fiction.
Escaped prisoners > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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