“Dan Chase is a wealthy old man living a quiet life after the death of his wife and his daughter's move to another part of the country. But wait -- he is being followed, and then his house is broken into and he has to kill the intruder. Next, the old man turns to his 'go' bag as it seems he has many identities, stashes of currency, and a plan to disappear. There are secrets to be discovered all throughout this tale and Perry keeps readers wondering what will come next. This is definitely one of Perry's best!”
— Barbara Kelly (W), Kelly's Books to Go, South Portland, ME
Featuring armed mercenaries, spectacularly crashed cars, a precarious love interest, and an unforgettable chase scene through the snow--The Old Man is whip-smart plotting from one of the best in crime fiction, Thomas Perry.
To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter with a life of her own. But most sixty-year-old wid-owers don't have multiple drivers' licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with 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 thir-ty-five years ago as a young hotshot in army intelligence a priority again. Racing from New England to Chicago and further west, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to es-cape--and he will come face-to-face with an Afghan veteran-turned-agent who plays the game just as he once did.