The Boy Who Followed Ripley (Ripley, Bk 4)
The Boy Who Followed Ripley - Ripley, Bk 4 Author:Patricia Highsmith In this quietly terrifying exploration of trust and friendship, a troubled young runaway arrives in Villeperce. And when, on the boy's behalf, Tom Ripley is drawn from his lovely estate in the French countryside to Berlin's seamy underworld and into a kidnapping plot that requires the most bizarre methods--and sinister acumen--for interv... more »ention, the icily amoral Ripley is transformed into a generous and compassionate projector.« less
A very different Ripley book. A seemingly good kid kills his father. He runs to France to meet up with the notorious Ripley . . . and, perversely, Ripley ends up being the best & most dependable authority figure in his life. More of an oblique commentary on authority and challenges to authority in the late 20th century West than what we've come to expect from Ripley. Certainly not up the best in the series, but not bad.