The Old Man
NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES
A finalist for the Barry Award for Best Thriller
To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big dogs and a grown daughter with a
life of her own. But most sixty-year-old widowers don’t have multiple drivers’ licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country and two Beretta nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.
Now, the toppling of a Middle Eastern government suddenly makes Dan Chase, and the stunt he pulled thirty-five years ago as a young hotshot in army intelligence, a priority again. Racing across the country and beyond, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape, coming face to face with an army veteran-turned-agent who plays the game just as he once did.
Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Perry writes thrillers that move ‘almost faster than a speeding bullet’ (Wall Street Journal) and The Old Man is no exception.
An absolute flamethrower -- Stephen King [A] harrowing hunt-and-hide adventure . . . Nobody writes chase scenes like Perry * New York Times Book Review * Perry drives deep into Jack Reacher territory in this stand-alone [novel] . . . Swift, unsentimental, and deeply satisfying * Kirkus Reviews * Save space already on your Thriller-of-the-Year ballot for Thomas Perry's The Old Man. It'll rivet you . . . Author Perry has won praise for his earlier thrillers - and deserves yet another helping for this tasty tale * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Another delight from a writer who never disappoints * Booklist (starred review) * There are few better ways to begin a new year than with a Thomas Perry novel . . . The Old Man is certainly one of Perry's better books, which is high praise, considering that he has yet to write a bad one * Bookreporter *
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