Dead Aim (Paperback)

By Thomas Perry

Random House Trade, 9780812969832, 378pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2006



"Perry succeeds with Dead Aim on all fronts. It's both chilling and absorbing, the right mix in a thriller."
-New York Daily News

Robert Mallon has lived for ten quiet years in affluent Santa Barbara, California, when an encounter on a beach with a mysterious young woman shatters his peaceful, carefully constructed life. Despite Mallon's desperate attempts, he loses her, and becomes obsessed with discovering why. He hires detective Lydia Marks to uncover the secrets of this stranger's life, and what they learn propels them into a terrifying world of sinister secrets and deadly hatreds. Targeting Mallon is the master hunter Parish, a man with an expert understanding of evil, who preys on rich people's desires for dominance and revenge. Mallon is drawn into a lethal struggle with this deadly adversary-and then another, and another, and another.

About the Author

Thomas Perry won an Edgar Award for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. Vanishing Act was chosen as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, and Pursuit was a national bestseller. Perry lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters. From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For Dead Aim

“Classic kill-or-be-killed suspense.”
–Orlando Sentinel

“The reader is propelled through the plot like a bullet. The tension never ebbs.”
–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Riveting suspense, a host of believable major and minor characters and a slam-bam ending.”
–Houston Chronicle

“Smart, funny, and nasty; it will grab you and not let go.”
–The Washington Post