Metzger's Dog

Metzger's Dog

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by Thomas Perry
     
 

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The much-loved comic thriller by the author of the Edgar Award–winning The Butcher’s Boy is now, by popular demand, back in print, featuring a new Introduction by bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.

When Leroy “Chinese” Gordon breaks into a professor’s lab at the University of Los Angeles, he’s after some pharmaceutical

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The much-loved comic thriller by the author of the Edgar Award–winning The Butcher’s Boy is now, by popular demand, back in print, featuring a new Introduction by bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.

When Leroy “Chinese” Gordon breaks into a professor’s lab at the University of Los Angeles, he’s after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos—Los Angeles, for instance? Assigned to cope with the crisis and restore the peace, veteran agent Ben Porterfield steps onto the scene to remind us that the CIA’s middle name is, after all, Intelligence. Enlivening the mix are Gordon’s beautiful girlfriend, Margaret, his temperamental cat, Dr. Henry Metzger, and Metzger’s friend, an enormous half-wild dog with huge teeth.

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"In a word---wonderful!" ---Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812967746
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
614,336
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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"In a word—-wonderful!" —-Chicago Tribune

Meet the Author

Thomas Perry is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including the Edgar Award-winning The Butcher's Boy and the national bestsellers Death Benefits and Pursuit.

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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Metzger's Dog 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a great fan of well written mystery thrillers. I especially enjoyed Perry's 'Jane Whitefield Series' but 'Metzger's Dog'- a mystery thriller for sure-is highly entertaining and pure fun to read.The CIA assumes they are dealing with some dangerous terrorists and based on that erroneous assumption almost start an international incident. I am sure you will enjoy intelligent devious 'Chinese Gordon', his friends and beautiful girlfriend and of course Dr.Henry Metzger and the fearful junkyard dog. This book will put you in a good mood! Be sure to read Carl Hiasson's introduction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read some of Perry's other novels a few years ago (the Jane Whitefield series) which I enjoyed. Then I read "Island", a terrific satire (which it took me 20+ disappointing pages to realize). And then I found a reissued "Butcher's Boy", his Edgar Award winning first novel, which was excellent Metzger's Dog may be the best combination of several different types of novels from a very gifted (although somewhat unusual) author. So where necessary, suspend your disbelief and enjoy!
EddyMcGuire More than 1 year ago
I love crime fiction. I got hooked on John D. MacDonald as a teen. Now I burn through Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and others. But there's a special place in my heart for crime fiction that makes me laugh. Metzger's Dog deserves a place on the shelf right next to your favorite Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen titles. I didn't just read this book, I devoured it. The only problem was, half an hour after I finished with "Chinese"... I was hungry for more.
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