The Face-changers

The Face-changers

A Novel

Book - 1998
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After promising her new husband, Dr. Carey McKinnon, that she will retire from her job of helping people disappear, Jane Whitefield takes on one final case, that of a famed plastic surgeon who once was her husband's mentor, only to come face to face withthe deadly and ruthless Face-Changers.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998.
ISBN: 9780679453031
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Facechangers : a novel


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Sep 26, 2017

Solid novel
Jane Whitefield is back, and she is trying to live up to her promise to her husband not to help any more fugitives to disappear. But then her husband brings her a Richard-Kimble-like friend who has been framed for the murder of his research assistant, but he can't even blame a one-armed man. Her husband asks her to help because the friend is his old mentor.
The story expands outward pretty fast, as Jane discovers that other people have been using her identity and reputation to "help" people for profit, in some cases where the people didn't need any help but were scared into thinking they did. Basically to create the demand for the service they can provide. So Jane has to figure that part out too, or she'll never be able to save anyone else again, let alone her husband's friend. Added to the mix is an FBI agent who wants to know what is going on, and knows Jane has the answers -- and he's willing to arrest her to find out. Aiding a fugitive is just the first charge of many he has in mind. Plus, just for fun, her husband is being hit on by one of the bad guys.
It's a little hard to follow at times as she criss-crosses the U.S. again, and some of the sub-stories are a little over-developed.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.

jdaigle3 Nov 15, 2012

Very well paced, always interesting! They do become a bit of a formula book after awhile, but I think that is just due to the nature of the scenario.

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