The Butcher's Boy (Butcher's Boy Series #1)

The Butcher's Boy (Butcher's Boy Series #1)

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by Thomas Perry
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A stunning debut . . . a brilliantly plotted thriller.” —The Washington Post

“A shrewdly planned and executed thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Thomas Perry has hit the mark.” —Houston Chronicle

“Totally enthralling.” —The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812967739
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Series:
Butcher's Boy Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
275,160
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.71(d)

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"Stunning.... A brilliantly plotted thriller." —-The Washington Post

Meet the Author

Audiobook veteran Michael Kramer has recorded more than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and an Audie Award nominee, he earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for his reading of Savages by Don Winslow.

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The Butcher's Boy (Butcher's Boy Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book.  A little different from most mysteries, but just great. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like thick thrillers about mafias and hitman this is a great book. My second favorite book. The whole series is great!
TexasNancy More than 1 year ago
'Was one of those books I hated to put down! I read mostly library books, but I would love to own a hard copy of this book. 'Just can't justify paying several hundred dollars for a pristine copy.
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An ok book but not on a par with Michael Connelly. I will try another book by Mr. Perry. Good ending.
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Waste of my time to read