Friday, March 05, 2021

Five great thrillers set in wild places

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-five novels that have been translated into twenty-four languages.

Her new novel is The Shadow Box.

At CrimeReads Rice tagged five top novels set in wild places, including:
Vanishing Act, by Thomas Perry tells the story of Jane Whitefield, a member of the Senaca Wolf Clan. Jane knows how to disappear, and operating outside the law, she helps people leave their lives and obtain new identities. She aids a woman leaving an abusive marriage and revisits a case of a client who witnessed an organized crime murder. Returning home to Western New York State after one case, she is surprised by a man who says he is being framed by someone who has taken a contract out on his life. When he is tracked to her house, a chase begins, incorporating all she knows from her Seneca upbringing, through almost impenetrable Adirondack terrain. Scenes of portaging a canoe, creating weapons out of material found in the woods, and refuge on a Canadian reserve make for a heart-thumping, edge of the seat read.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue