Murder has been easy for the butcher's boy until now: It's what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives ...Show synopsisMurder has been easy for the butcher's boy until now: It's what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers.Hide synopsis
Description:Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows...Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with...Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Description:Good. Ex library copy, usual stamps etc. This book is in stock...Good. Ex library copy, usual stamps etc. This book is in stock now in our UK premises. Please note that dustjacket and cover illustrations may vary and the pictures you may see are often not ours. Overseas buyers please note that should the packed weight of your item exceed 1 Kg we reserve the right to cancel the accepted order and request extra postage.
Description:Very good in good dust jacket. dj has 1/2" tear to front top...Very good in good dust jacket. dj has 1/2" tear to front top spine, slight wrinkling to dj at tail, dj is scuffed. 313p.; 23 cm. Originally published: New York: Scribner's, 1982.
Description:Good in Good jacket. Ex Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Jacket...Good in Good jacket. Ex Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Jacket is in brodart, light wear. Boards have light wear. Usual library markings. Book is marked "Withdrawn." Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound.
Description:0094648107. Warmly INSCRIBED & dated in 1986 by Thomas Perry on...0094648107. Warmly INSCRIBED & dated in 1986 by Thomas Perry on the front endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dj. (Hint of foxing at top edge. A few mild spots of shelf wear to dj. ) Author's Edgar award winning FIRST book.
This is a hard book to find. A huge Thomas Perry fan, I finally got a chance to read this first novel. I?ll be honest; it was a bit of a disappointment. His later novels and even the sequel to this one are far superior. The Butcher?s Boy isn?t a bad novel?just terribly uneven. The FBI character is shallow and boring while the hit man is beguiling in varying degrees. In the sequel, Sleeping Dogs, Mr. Perry wisely concentrates on the much more complex hit man character. It?s interesting to note the improvement in the latter book.
In Butcher?s Boy I expected, and was disappointed not to find, more background on the character?s upbringing and mentor?the butcher in the Butcher?s Boy. It was, however, fun to note an early version of his most famous character, Jane Whitfield, in this first novel. All and all, worth it if you?re already a fan.
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