Sleeping Dogs (Butcher's Boy Series #2)

Sleeping Dogs (Butcher's Boy Series #2)

by Thomas Perry
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Sleeping Dogs (Butcher's Boy Series #2) by Thomas Perry

He came to England to rest. He calls himself Michael Shaeffer, says he's a retired American businessman. He goes to the races, dates a kinky aristocrat, and sleeps with dozens of weapons. Ten years ago it was different. Then, he was the Butcher's Boy, the highly skilled mob hit man who pulled a slaughter job on some double-crossing clients and started a mob war. Ever since, there's been a price on his head.
Now, after a decade, they've found him. The Butcher's Boy escapes back to the States with more reasons to kill. Until the odds turn terrifyingly against him . . . until the Mafia, the cops, the FBI, and the damn Justice Department want his hide . . . until he's locked into a cross-country odyssey of fear and death that could tear his world to pieces . . .
"Exciting . . . Suspenseful . . . A thriller's job is to make you turn the pages until the story's done and your eyes hurt and the clock says 3 a.m. . . . I wouldn't try to grab this one away from somebody only half-way through. No telling what might happen."
— Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517097991
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/11/1993
Series: Butcher's Boy Series , #2
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas Perry won an Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was one of the New York Times's Notable Books of the Year. His other books include The Face-Changers, Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead, and Vanishing Act. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

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Sleeping Dogs (Butcher's Boy Series #2) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. I love the butcher boy; smart, ruthless and sometimes compassionate. I hope there are more Butcher Boy books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this sequel after reading the first book and being intrigued by the main character yet disappointed by the lack of a solid resolution to the story; the book ends with so many questions unanswered one expects at least one more chapter. The sequel picks up 10 years later as the protagonist is living free and incognito and no longer plying his murderous trade. Unfortunately a chance encounter reveals his whereabouts to his mob enemies and once again he is consumed by both escape from (or elimination of) the mobsters and avoiding FBI investigators. The problem is, once again, the book simply ends with no closure, no resolution, no indication of "what might be next". When I scrolled to what I expected to be another chapter I was surprised to see a blank page then realized I had, indeed, finished the book, with no satisfaction from having any of the loose threads Perry left hanging tied up. The writing is very good, characterizations very strong, action thrilling, but ultimately unsatisfying. One wants a climax to a story, perhaps a denouement, and maybe an epilogue, but neither book in this series provides any of the three - they both just leave you hanging.
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