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ISBN13: 9780812967739
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The Edgar Award-winning novel by the "master of nail-biting suspense"(Los Angeles Times).

Thomas Perry exploded onto the literary scene with The Butcher's Boy. Back in print by popular demand, this spectacular debut, from a writer of "infernal ingenuity" (The New York Times Book Review), includes a new Introduction by bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Murder has always been easy for the Butcher's Boy — it's what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers. His actions attract the attention of police specialists who watch the world of organized crime, but though everyone knows that something big is going on, only Elizabeth Waring, a bright young analyst in the Justice Department, works her way closer to the truth, and to the frightening man behind it.

Review:

"A stunning debut...a brilliantly plotted thriller." The Washington Post

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"A shrewdly planned and executed thriller." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Thomas Perry has hit the mark." Houston Chronicle

Review:

"Totally enthralling." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

Murder has been easy for the butcher's boy until now: It's what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers.

Synopsis:

The Edgar Award-winning novel by the “master of nail-biting suspense”(Los Angeles Times)

Thomas Perry exploded onto the literary scene with The Butchers Boy. Back in print by popular demand, this spectacular debut, from a writer of “infernal ingenuity” (The New York Times Book Review), includes a new Introduction by bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Murder has always been easy for the Butchers Boy—its what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers. His actions attract the attention of police specialists who watch the world of organized crime, but though everyone knows that something big is going on, only Elizabeth Waring, a bright young analyst in the Justice Department, works her way closer to the truth, and to the frightening man behind it.

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binalyn, August 16, 2008 (view all comments by binalyn)
Uhmmmm.....wow.

You can never predict where this story will take you.
It is truly one of the most inventively plotted and narrated books I've read to date.

The Butcher's boy will leave you wanting to more...so, definitely check Sleeping Dogs.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812967739
Author:
Perry, Thomas
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Foreword by:
Connelly, Michael
Foreword:
Connelly, Michael
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Government investigators
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
Murder for hire
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1739S
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 x 0.63 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 336 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812967739 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A stunning debut...a brilliantly plotted thriller."
"Review" by , "A shrewdly planned and executed thriller."
"Review" by , "Thomas Perry has hit the mark."
"Review" by , "Totally enthralling."
"Synopsis" by , Murder has been easy for the butcher's boy until now: It's what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers.
"Synopsis" by , The Edgar Award-winning novel by the “master of nail-biting suspense”(Los Angeles Times)

Thomas Perry exploded onto the literary scene with The Butchers Boy. Back in print by popular demand, this spectacular debut, from a writer of “infernal ingenuity” (The New York Times Book Review), includes a new Introduction by bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Murder has always been easy for the Butchers Boy—its what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers. His actions attract the attention of police specialists who watch the world of organized crime, but though everyone knows that something big is going on, only Elizabeth Waring, a bright young analyst in the Justice Department, works her way closer to the truth, and to the frightening man behind it.

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