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VANISHING ACT by Thomas Perry is 321 pages in paperback format.  This is the first book in the Jane Whitefield Series.

Brief Description:

Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness–not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helping the desperate disappear. Thanks to her membership in the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe, she can fool any pursuer, cover any trail, and then provide her clients with new identities, complete with authentic paperwork. Jane knows all the tricks, ancient and modern; in fact, she has invented several of them herself.
So she is only mildly surprised to find an intruder waiting for her when she returns home one day. An ex-cop suspected of embezzling, John Felker wants Jane to do for him what she did for his buddy Harry Kemple: make him vanish. But as Jane opens a door out of the world for Felker, she walks into a trap that will take all her heritage and cunning to escape….


I loved this book.  It had suspense, drama, a little romance and definitely some insights into Native Americans.  There were twists and turns that I was not expecting and at first I was kind of angry at the way it turned, but then I was cheering the story on as it progressed.

For it being the first book by this author, I thought it was exceptional.  The characters were drawn out to my satisfaction until the end, when it got a little muddy.  But that was okay, because I am not sure it needed anything else.

Sometimes the bad and good guys were not who you thought they were and this was a nice twist for me.

I am giving this 5 out of 5 stars as it was a very hard book to set aside.  I enjoyed every minute and plan to read the next one in the series at some point.