Book Reviews of The Face-Changers (Jane Whitefield, Bk 4)

The Face-Changers (Jane Whitefield, Bk 4)
The Face-Changers - Jane Whitefield, Bk 4
Author: Thomas Perry
ISBN-13: 9780804115407
ISBN-10: 0804115400
Publication Date: 3/29/1999
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Jane Whitefield series #4 in series of 5
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The courageous and ingenious Jane Whitefield has worked as a "guide" for over a decade, helping people in danger disappear. Now she has promised her new husband, Dr. Carey McKinnon, that she will never work again. But then Carey's mentor, a famous plastic surgeon, seeks him out, desperate and pursued, wounded and wanted for murder. Carey asks Jane to perform her dangerous magic one last time. But as Jane tries to save her husband's friend, she uncovers the perverse activities of the Face-Changers, who, using Jane Whitefield's name, reputation, and techniques, they are destroying human lives rather than saving them. Nonstop action, spine-tingling suspense, wonderful writing, and absorbing characters combine to make this the best book yet by this author.
All that was the jacket copy, but it's all accurate - if you like Robb's Jane Whitefield series, you'll really enjoy this book.
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Excellent book...If you're hooked on Jane Whitfield, don't miss this one!
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This was a really unusual thriller that I really enjoyed. This is actually the 4th in the series of Jane Whitefield novels -- I'll need to find the others in the series. Jane Whitefield is a legendary half-Indian (Seneca) shadow guide who spirits hunted people away from certain death... In this one she is trying to save the life of a prominent doctor who was framed for the murder of one of his colleagues after performing plastic surgery on a man who disappears. A group of baddies are using Jane's MO to con people into giving up their wealth. I found Jane to be a great protagonist and enjoyed how she uses her native American mentality to stay steps ahead of her pursuers. I would give this one a high recommendation!
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Jane Whitefield thought she was done with the part of her life where she spirited people away to new lives. Then the unthinkable happens. Her husband, to whom she'd given her promise to quit, is asking for help for an old friend.
This is an interesting book, with lots of action. Jane discovers that she hasn't lost her way, but some people are out to change the way things are done. She's in trouble, but gets herself and her latest charge to safety.
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Good series, maybe not quite as good as first three in series, but still a good read.
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Although I loved the first three books, this one was really anti climatic. Some great chase/actions moments, but the bad guys are very ill defined and forgettable. It just doesn't deliver like the first three books did...
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I love all of Perry's novels, especially the Jane Whitefield stories.
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Absolutely the best so far in this series. If you haven't met Jane Whitefield yet I can't imagine why you've waited.

The blurb says: Native American Jane Whitefield has stopped guiding people in danger to safe locations because of a promise she made her new husband Dr. Carey McKinnon. She'd spent the better part of a decade helping those in danger disappear and take on new lives, getting them new papers and teaching them how to stay hidden, now she's finished with that. Or is she?
Now it's her husband of all people who wants her to get back in the saddle and take up her dangerous work once more. His mentor, a famous plastic surgeon, is close to making a medical break though, but he's wanted for a murder he didn't commit. While helping him Jane learns that a group of face-changers are using her name, techniques and underground reputation to prey on innocents in trouble and destroy their lives rather than save them. Jane has to unmask them and put them out of business before they harm anyone else.
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Great read - goes quickly - twists and turns to figure out.
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So we're back on track with this 4th book in the series because Carey himself asks Jane to lead someone he knows to safety. Even though he'd made her promise to never do so again because it's so dangerous and he wouldn't want to lose her.... well of course his friend is worthy of his wife's life! Maybe Mr. Perry has written Carey as such an unlikable character because then Jane's fans have someone to hate? I don't know, but what I do know is that when Jane is describing this guy to herself and thinking, "Gee, Carey is kinda already like this guy in his habits and mannerisms, I bet he'll be a whole lot like him when he's the same age (mid 60's)" all I was thinking was, gee, this guy sounds like Carey already - you mean Carey isn't a 65 year old man?

All in all another fast paced, great read that I thoroughly enjoyed - I just wish Mr. Perry would explain better why Jane is in love with Carey... Okay, enough harping on my single point of contention! I really enjoyed this book a lot better than the 3rd one, so I'll now be continuing on with the 5th.