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Metzger's Dog [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588362957
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/10/2003
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 68,252
  • File size: 503 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2007

    Intelligent, intriguing fun!

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2009

    Wonderful!

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2012

    I love crime fiction. I got hooked on John D. MacDonald as a tee

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Dogs of the World 'map'

    This RP is set in the jungle's of South America. Prey would be birds of paradise, cats as ocelots or if lucky, a panther or leapord. Mice and others rodents r able to be eaten also. The results;
    <p> Main Camp- result 1
    <p> Bios- result 2
    <p> the Savior(Medic) cave- result 3
    <p> Nursing cave- result 4
    <p> Alpha Dog Cave- result 5
    <p> Practice Pup Cave- result 6
    <p> Beta(deputy) Cave- res7
    <p> Gazing Cliffs(tall rock)- res13
    <p> Training/Hunting/Personal Caves grounds- results 9-29

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    One below

    My name is Charm I am about a year. I believe I should be learning how to heal.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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