Butcher's Boy
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  • 1
    The Butcher's Boy | Thomas Perry

    The Butcher's Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    Thomas Perry's Edgar Award-winning debut novel follows a professional hitman on the run from both the mafia and the government.

    A writer with extreme talents.

    This is Mr. Perry's first book, originally published in 1982. Although it's a little dated (a full gas tank, 12 gallons, for $10!) that is the only fl..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2012 by richard (San Anselmo, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Sleeping Dogs | Thomas Perry

    Sleeping Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    Performance
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    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.

    "Utterly unpredictable"

    That's the title of my review of Thomas Perry's first novel, THE BUTCHER'S BOY. SLEEPING DOGS is the sequel.

    This book is every bit as we..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2009 by Toni (Houston, TX, United States)
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    The Informant: A Butcher's Boy Novel | Thomas Perry

    The Informant: A Butcher's Boy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    Married and living in England under the name Michael Schaeffer, the assassin known as the Butcher's Boy is the target of a Mafia hit team sent to exact revenge for his deadly campaign against the Balacontano family years earlier. Schaeffer kills all three attackers, but he knows more will come and needs to find whoever sent them to end it once and for all.

    sucker for anything that's the butcher's boy

    I was aware of the Butcher's Boy for many years before allowing myself to be pulled in by the fact that this was an Edgar Award winning novel by a fir..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2011 by Darwyn (Toluca Lake, CA, United States)