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by James L. Thane
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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    James L. Thane
  • ISBN:
    0843964227
  • ISBN13:
    978-0843964226
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Leisure Books (July 27, 2010)
  • Pages:
    326 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    498
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No Place To Die is two-in-one treat, a convincing police procedural bolted to a nail-biter suspense novel. A good novel gives you real people in a real place, and James L. Thane delivers both with his skilfully drawn cops, victims and crooks in today's Phoenix.

No Place To Die is two-in-one treat, a convincing police procedural bolted to a nail-biter suspense novel. -Sam Reaves, author of Mean Town Blues. No Place To Die is an auspicious beginning to what I hope will become a series. Sean and Maggie make a great crime-solving team. -Barbara d'Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts. James L. Thane is a native of northwestern Montana.

James L. Thane was born and raised in northwestern Montana and has worked as a janitor, a dry cleaner, an auto parts salesman, a sawyer, an ambulance . See if your friends have read any of James L. Thane's books. Thane was born and raised in northwestern Montana and has worked as a janitor, a dry cleaner, an auto parts salesman, a sawyer, an ambulance dr. .

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For Victoria, finally. They huddled together behind the crime-scene tape, talking quietly among themselves and gesturing in the direction of the tan stucco house where the action was taking place. I pulled into a spot behind one of the squads and killed the engine. The front door on the passenger’s side of the squad was standing open, and a man sat half in and half out of the car, holding onto a leash.

Beverly has been kidnapped by a deranged killer, but she refuses to be a passive victim.

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The action in James Thane’s debut thriller novel, No Place To Die, begins immediately when Phoenix attorney Beverly Thompson is snatched from her garage and her husband is brutally murdered. When four others quickly fall victim to the same killer, homicide detective Sean Richardson is assigned the case. Even as Sean hunts for the killer and his next victim, his opponent proves to be both clever and elusive. Soon, Sean questions whether Beverly will survive, let alone see her husband’s killer brought to justice.

While she waits for homicide detectives to chase down leads, kidnap victim Beverly fights against dwindling odds to stay alive and see the deranged killer that abducted her brought to justice. Original. 150,000 first printing.

Priotian
I always enjoy books in which the victims don't just roll over and offer their bellies for evisceration. Beverly Thompson, the kidnap victim in "No Place To Die" isn't going down without a fight.

I think this is a noteworthy debut novel by Thane. It started off with great momentum and unlike a lot of books, even by longtime novelists, the momentum didn't die off but just kept building.

The character development was done very well, allowing me to identify with most of the characters, surprisingly even with the antagonist.

I liked the setting of Phoenix and the descriptions of the seedy neighborhoods and different landmarks. It brought to mind the Lena Jones series of mysteries that usually take place in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area written by Betty Webb, although I think Thane is going to turn out to be a better author.

I liked the backstories on both lead detectives. It gave me some insight into their characters that I hope I will be able to remember when the next book in the series gets published (which I am assuming is going to happen soon).

Jeez, what I want to say - short and sweet - is that I liked this book and hope for more like it from this author.

I also enjoyed reading the author's Acknowledgements at the beginning of the book - they were very funny (yes, some people do actually read them).
ARE
This book was a great read, but did anybody think about the next person who reads this and shortly thereafter gets a jury summons? Their thought process is going to be affected while deliberating during the deliberation phase of the trial. People are all different and weird, and there is no doubt this story has Been in some recently released, found "innocent" criminal!s mind. Hopefully, they take the better alive and free person than the one in the story. After all is said and done, I really enjoyed the twists and turns of the storie!s plot.
digytal soul
This was just an OK book. The writing wasn't bad, and portions of the character development were well done. The book flip flops from first person to third person, and I found that interesting and effective. The story line is not terribly original and there are sub-plots that help to define the characters but never really contribute to the story in a way that matters. The title is bad; in and of itself, it's fine, but there is no tie-in to anything in the book that explains, justifies or spawns the title.

My biggest gripes: #1) the primary woman in the book is terribly written. Her motivations are unclear and her situation is not at all believable and her actions are ridiculous; #2) there are no surprises in the book...at all. It starts at day one, ends at day nine or ten and explains everything in black and white every step of the way. Do not expect a plot twist, surprise ending or stunning reveal. You won't get it.
Gavikelv
This debut novel delivers everything devout readers of suspense and police procedural novels would expect -- a tightly wound plot, crisp pacing, unerring authenticity and a few key characters in whom we feel invested.

I gobbled it up over a couple of nights because I just had to know how it would end -- even though, halfway through, I knew there was only one way it COULD end. But because I cared about the dilemma and about the characters, I was content to settle for being in suspense about only the minute details of the resolutions.

The story: Gary McClain, recently freed after 17 years for a murder he didn't commit, decides to take his bloody revenge on the judge, jury, prosecutors, cops and witnesses who helped put him away. Key to his plot is the kidnapping of Beverly Thompson, who served as his lawyer. Meanwhile, Phoenix homicide detective Sean Richardson and his cohorts scramble to find the link between the slayings and prevent more -- and, they hope, to find Thompson still alive.

I'm not usually a fan of police procedurals, as they often fall in love with the minutiae of police work at the expense of plotting and proper pacing, but Thane manages to have it both ways -- he revels in the details but never fails to use them to keep the action moving forward.

What really works well here, however, is the relationship between the kidnapper and his victim. In a twist I haven't seen anywhere else, Thane pulls off a neat case of Stockholm Syndrome in reverse, getting the captor to empathize with his victim to the point that we're not 100% sure he's going to follow through on his plan to kill her once he's worked through his payback list. The tension beneath the talk in the scenes between the two is rendered with great skill.

Thane also does a good job of getting us to understand how it's perfectly reasonable that innocent people sometimes get put away. If I'd been on McClain's jury, I would have voted to convict as well.

Perhaps it's a testament to how well McClain and Thompson are developed as characters that it seemed to me that Det. Sean Richardson was much less compelling. Basically, he's your standard-issue tough-guy good guy. The few scenes in which his character is meant to developed, independent of the hunt for McClain, feel like contrivances. The Cop With The Tragedy In His Past(tm) as an archetype has been done to death, no pun intended, and supplying him with a couple of straw-man, one-note nemeses in a reprobate fellow cop and a shrewish mother-in-law doesn't really help build my sympathy -- or empathy -- for him.

If he's to succeed as a series character, he needs to be better organically developed; I want to know who he is when he's just in everyday circumstances, not just when the deck is stacked in his favor as he goes up against cardboard evil.

But in the greater scheme of things, "No Place To Die" succeeds marvelously at what it sets out to do. It is a slick, satisfying entry in the suspense genre, and a superbly self-assured effort from a first-time author. I'm eagerly looking forward to James Thane's sophomore effort.