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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Perry Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/31/2014

    " The story is kind of conventional, but I loved the interactions between the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nola | 1/31/2014

    " Outstanding book. A few parts were confusing but overall it was very well put together. Enticing and surprising all the way to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marysue | 1/24/2014

    " One of my favorite books, I think of it every time I add pepper to my food, just read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan | 1/19/2014

    " This is a lighthearted caper novel with a handful of colorful characters and a touch of "The Cat Who". Perry uses words well, and instills the story with a wry humor, occasionally veering off into outlandishness. Dialogue is quick and witty. Not a gourmet meal, but a nice little fizz like cotton candy in your mouth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 1/10/2014

    " Loved, this book, even though it was light weight, without any great point. Funny, with delightful ideas--loved the cat and his dog--and the story was kind while still captivaing enough to draw me in. Blundering criminals fumble through a crazy blackmail plot to hoodwink the CIA. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lndpearce Pearce | 1/9/2014

    " A scarily believable,funny & clever terrorism plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Hurd | 1/8/2014

    " This was not high art, but it was extremely funny and well-paced. Even though it is an early 80's novel, it would hold up today with a few minor technology updates. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wren | 1/8/2014

    " The Metzger in the title is a cat. How could you go wrong with that? Old-fashioned detective story with good guys and bad guys. I adored it. Woke up at 2 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep until I finished it. Just ordered 3 more by this guy. Can't wait to read 'em. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Toney | 11/19/2013

    " Very entertaining read with terrific characters and dialog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 10/18/2013

    " Thomas Perry pens a delightfully comic novel, a great break from his other work. Very enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/15/2013

    " I can't say enough good things about Thomas Perry novels. This is another book full of fascinating detail, hilarious situations and a bad guy you can't help but like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Mcilrath | 10/10/2013

    " Like other Thomas Perry books, this one is complex, tense, and well put together. But surprisingly, this one is also pretty damn funny. I love all his work, but have a special affection for this one because of the humor and, dare I say it, sweetness at its center. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 9/30/2013

    " Interestingly written, but I probably will not read another book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/21/2013

    " I liked this book for it's biting humor, and social satire, and for perhaps the greatest cat in literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 6/20/2013

    " This was a real romp. It was somewhat dated due to advances in technology, but I still loved it, especially the dog and Dr. Henry Metzger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Lenzini | 6/16/2013

    " Right up there with "Road to Gandolfo" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Lampe | 5/23/2013

    " Such an enjoyable book. Kind of a combination of Donald Westlake, Ed McBain, Carl Hiaasen, and Elmore Leonard. I'm so glad I found this author...sad, though, that I have read almost all his books. Except his series about the Indian "guide." This is a caper book, complicated and amusing. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/18/2013

    " read it years ago, several times, need to revisit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 phoenix | 2/22/2013

    " this is not generally my genre - antiheroes vs. the cia set in the present - but i really enjoyed it. i may even look for more of thomas perry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/30/2012

    " One of, if not the best, crime thrillers I've ever read. Very clever, Mr. Perry. Very clever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyn (RaeWhit) | 11/3/2012

    " One of the best suspense/thrillers I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Newton Sanders | 8/23/2012

    " I read this right after Perry's The Butcher's Boy, which was a great novel. This one was a lot of fun, so I highly recommend it as one of Thomas Perry's outstanding early novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Mccue | 8/21/2012

    " What a fun read. If you like stories where everyone (criminals, cops, drug dealers) are all equal in the eyes of the author then you will love this. Just a fun and quick read that twists the crime drama around a bit to help you see all sides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 3/10/2012

    " Interesting approach, but I probably will not read another book by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 2/9/2012

    " Good. Smooth writing style, humor, who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer H | 6/5/2011

    " Not as funny as I had hoped, but fun to read. I especially appreciate the cat. I think his cousin might live with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsie | 1/31/2011

    " This book combines humor with action involving a group of people that the CIA believes are terrorists. It pokes fun at the organization comprised of several self important leaders who are obviously operating out of their element. Kind of a cross between Mission Impossible and Maxwell Smart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 12/20/2010

    " he is a great story teller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 12/5/2010

    " Unexpectedly funny and absurd, I was told by a few friends that they hated it (but I gave it a go anyway for our book club). I'm glad I gave it a shot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/29/2010

    " Good. Smooth writing style, humor, who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/20/2010

    " I can't say enough good things about Thomas Perry novels. This is another book full of fascinating detail, hilarious situations and a bad guy you can't help but like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 8/8/2010

    " A little slow to get into it, but then it was complex, funny, surprising, and very satisfying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 3/10/2010

    " Can't remember this book. Know I have read it.? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 2/6/2010

    " Thomas Perry pens a delightfully comic novel, a great break from his other work. Very enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/29/2010

    " A funny mystery novel, with a twisting plot and interesting characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 1/23/2010

    " I can't for the life of me remember where I heard of this book - I chose it because it had a cat as a character. That's just funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/30/2009

    " A comedy thriller, that was a big hit when it came out in '83. Follows up his Edgar winning "The Butcher's Boy". Great fun. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry received a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in English from the University of Rochester. He won an Edgar for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Southern California.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.