Thomas Perry Pursuit

ISBN 13: 9780804115438

Pursuit

3.89 avg rating
( 1,079 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780804115438: Pursuit
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“Perry is the best suspense writer in the business. . . . Pursuit is relentless, filled with twists and turns, that rare page-turner that keeps one reading late into the night to finish.”
–The Boston Globe

Thirteen bodies are found in a Louisville restaurant. When the police can find no suspect or motive, a victim’s family seeks the services of the enigmatic and solitary specialist Roy Prescott, known for his ability to find people who don’t want to be found. Working outside the law and willing to do what the police can’t, Prescott hunts the killer, an elusive adversary who is as smart, as methodical, as deadly as he is. The only way to conduct this pursuit is to goad the killer into believing that he must kill Roy Prescott. It is a contest fought from one end of the country to the other, and both men understand that when it’s over, only one of them will be alive.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Thomas Perry's Pursuit is a dark tale of two killers, one a cold- blooded hit man and the other, the hero, something much murkier. When 13 people are mowed down in a restaurant, a police consultant realizes that it's the work of a professional who's tried to make a contract hit look like a random mass killing. Enter Roy Prescott, an expert in hunting down criminals using methods generally frowned on by law enforcement. Prescott uses the national media and the unknown killer's ego to draw his attention, then plays a game of cat-and- mouse with him in which the stakes quickly grow higher. Perry, best-known for his fine Jane Whitefield series, has a precise feel for characters who work for vengeance and justice outside the law, and Prescott easily gains the reader's sympathy while maintaining his bad-guy, good-guy mystique.

Pursuit may draw some comparisons with Lawrence Block's wry Hit Man and Hit List, but while Block is always excellent, it's Perry's work that'll have you waking up in a cold sweat. --Barrie Trinkle

From the Inside Flap:

;BRILLIANT . . . A BONA FIDE NAIL-BITER . . . Thomas Perry’s cerebral thrillers unfold methodically, in extremely sharp focus. His attention to detail is so intense that it generates its own brand of quiet suspense.”
–The New York Times

Roy Prescott is all alone in the world, living lies, making plans, meticulously going about his job. Prescott’s job is to hunt people down . . . and then to kill them. Now he has been hired to find a monster–a man who is as alone as he is, as smart, as methodical, as deadly, and even more arrogant. Prescott knows that to find this monster he must get inside his head, get him angry, and force him to come after him. Soon he gets his wish. With a little luck, the killer even makes a mistake–trying to prove a point to Prescott. But Prescott needs no proof. He already knows what he’s up against. He knows that innocent people are going to die. The only question now is which one of them will get

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780812971385: Pursuit: A Novel

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0812971388 ISBN 13:  9780812971385
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006
Softcover

9780679453062: Pursuit: A Novel

Random..., 2001
Hardcover

9780786242092: Pursuit

Thornd..., 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Perry, Thomas
Published by Ballantine Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0804115435 ISBN 13: 9780804115438
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110804115435

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 63.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Perry, Thomas
Published by Ballantine Books
ISBN 10: 0804115435 ISBN 13: 9780804115438
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804115435 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0377076

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thomas Perry
Published by Ballantine Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0804115435 ISBN 13: 9780804115438
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0804115435

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Thomas Perry
Published by Ballantine Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0804115435 ISBN 13: 9780804115438
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0804115435

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds