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3.00376647834275 out of 53.00376647834275 out of 53.00376647834275 out of 53.00376647834275 out of 53.00376647834275 out of 5 3.00 (531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Perry Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781400180288
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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. 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There are probably only half a dozen suspense writers alive who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks; vivid, sympathetic characters; and compelling narratives each time they publish. Thomas Perry is one of them.”

    Stephen King

  • Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so. Robert B. Parker
  • “Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant. And as each book comes out he becomes more so.”

    Robert B. Parker

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 2/19/2014

    " Great thriller! On a par with Silva. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Nyerges | 2/15/2014

    " A well crafted work about a hit-man that had me repeatedly thinking about the sanity of the main character as well as the plausibility of his seeming invulnerability. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lois | 2/9/2014

    " No real crisis or resolution. But didn't bore me as I went along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 2/3/2014

    " Sometimes bad luck and good luck are so closely intertwined, that it's hard to know which is which. I picked up this audiobook at a used bookstore in Oakland for my drive down the state, and from its first chapter I was hooked. Number Two in a series about a contract killer with many names, known to his enemies in the Mafia and the Justice Department alike as "The Butcher's Boy," this is taut, meticulous, authentic storytelling with breathtaking action and an amazing point of view. We learn to admire and identify with the killer, even though we know he is a bad, bad man. The story spans many locations and situations in the UK and across the US as our anti-hero, who had successfully avoided Mafia revenge for ten years, is suddenly spottted and must kill his pursuers (a lot of them), if he has a hope of getting away. Stir into the mix a bright female Justice attorney who had pursued him ten years before and has a thing for the mob, and we have a wonderful series. I'm going to consume them all. Oh, the bad luck? I got a ticket on my car after only 15 minutes in the bookstore. So whatever I saved buying this used was trumped by my involuntary donation to the City of Oakland. Sigh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cari | 1/29/2014

    " I'm addicted to Perry. His stories get catch me and keep me - quite literally page-turners with me almost skimming paragraphs because I want to get to the next curve in the story, but not wanting to miss a word. If you like suspense, pick up any of these books. This one is the sequel to The Butcher's Boy (also great) and I challenge readers to decide if they are cheering for the FBI or the assassin or both! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth Richards | 1/29/2014

    " Not bad, but I had to drag myself through the last 40 pages or so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 -ed- Erwin | 1/19/2014

    " In this sequel to The Butcher's Boy, Perry shines. This is a fabulous character, the best hitman-hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/18/2014

    " An update to my first favorite story (The Butcher's Boy). I have always been a fan of Thomas Perry (not so much the Jane Whitfield series, sorry Thomas). I enjoyed this book as much as all the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 12/19/2013

    " Enjoyed all three books in this series. I'll have to check to see if there are any more to this series. Good writing and smart concepts. I'd definitely read more of Thomas Perry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 12/17/2013

    " he is a great story teller "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyn (RaeWhit) | 12/9/2013

    " So well done that the reader starts to root for the protagonist, a very bad guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DoctorM | 11/24/2013

    " The sequel to Perry's brilliant "The Butcher's Boy"--- long-awaited and just as clever and surprising. The nameless hero of the novel really, really needs his own film...and to be played by someone like Geo. Clooney who can do justice to the role. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/31/2013

    " I guess you can't please all of the people all of the time. This character is not too likeable, and I resent the fact that he kills first and asks questions later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 10/23/2013

    " why is everyone not smart in this book?! grrr "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 10/12/2013

    " Servicable thriller about an assassin who comes out of "retirement" to hunt down mobsters he assumes are out to get him. Well written with decent secondary characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Kearns | 9/9/2013

    " Ok, there were some great 4star parts, but it was a bit too long, I know the formula, and I'm uncomfortable with a hit-man protagonist. But, yeah, I'm addicted. Will be getting to more when I can get some time away from school-books. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tad Richards | 5/18/2013

    " He's very good on the methodology of professional killing, not so great on other stuff like characterization. So this one takes too long to get started. We hear too much about his love life. Still, I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff P | 10/22/2012

    " This is one of those rare books that the second in a series is better than the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 10/12/2012

    " 10 years have passed between the first and second in this series. Lots has happened to some characters, not so much for others. What a comedy (?) of errors and misinterpretation of events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Drayer | 3/5/2012

    " Book #2 of the Butcher Boy Series about the MOB. Good storyline and a good adventure book. Try them:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 9/27/2011

    " Not as good as the Jane Whitefield books. I did feel sympathy for the bad guy, Perry has the ability to elicit that type of feeling. Great read when I'm traveling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 8/15/2011

    " good. I agree with the person who said you just don't know who to root for. Liked all the characters. Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 5/26/2011

    " Follow up to The Butcher's Boy. Best when he is in pursuit of his targets. Plot hinges on a few too many coincidences. Ending a bit of a disappointment, but sets us up for a possible third in series. Enjoyable. For fans of Perry, mainly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/16/2011

    " Wow. Just wow. This book actually gave me nightmares. This is a masterful tale full of misunderstandings and mayhem; he manages to make its antihero sympathetic and even somewhat likeable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/25/2011

    " I guess you can't please all of the people all of the time. This character is not too likeable, and I resent the fact that he kills first and asks questions later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DoctorM | 4/24/2011

    " The sequel to Perry's brilliant "The Butcher's Boy"--- long-awaited and just as clever and surprising. The nameless hero of the novel really, really needs his own film...and to be played by someone like Geo. Clooney who can do justice to the role. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 4/12/2011

    " This is one of those rare books that the second in a series is better than the first. "

  • 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 Ruth | 4/10/2010

    " good. I agree with the person who said you just don't know who to root for. Liked all the characters. Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/27/2009

    " Not as good as the Jane Whitefield books. I did feel sympathy for the bad guy, Perry has the ability to elicit that type of feeling. Great read when I'm traveling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/31/2008

    " An update to my first favorite story (The Butcher's Boy). I have always been a fan of Thomas Perry (not so much the Jane Whitfield series, sorry Thomas). I enjoyed this book as much as all the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 9/13/2008

    " Great thriller! On a par with Silva. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 -ed- | 1/2/2008

    " In this sequel to The Butcher's Boy, Perry shines. This is a fabulous character, the best hitman-hero. "

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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 several AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.