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Sleeping Dogs (1992)

de Thomas Perry

Séries: The Butcher's Boy (2)

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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.… (mais)
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Our hero is an assassin, but otherwise quite a likable fellow in this fast moving and well written thriller. ( )
  gbelik | Jul 25, 2020 |
Stopped reading at p121, no empathy for our protagonist. Lots of jumping around amongst the cast of characters meant to propel the story forward, which for this perhaps, dull witted reader, only spelled fatigue ( )
  danhammang | Jun 15, 2020 |
Stop! If you haven't read Perry's Butcher's Boy, read it first. Then grab this one. Ten years after the first book ends, the Butcher's Boy, the world's most successful and feared hit man, has been in hiding in England. He's been careful but a woman arrives about the same time his guard relaxes just a bit and he's recognized. Elizabeth Waring of the Justice Department, who's career was made with the first chase of the Butcher's Boy, is back as well. As usual, Perry's attention to detail and careful character crafting makes this book the excellent read that it is. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
I liked this better than the previous book in the "series" if that's what this can be called. Sleeping Dogs takes place 10 years after The Butcher's Boy, but the stories are closely linked through the main characters' flashbacks, anecdotal remembrances of their colleagues and enemies from the earlier book, and a believable "fill in the time" lives they've led until this novel's story takes place.

I think what I like so much about this book is the thinking process of the main character (I keep calling him that because he changes identities a few times in this book) who is an assassin, with a killer's instincts and skills, but who is also very human and slightly vulnerable, in a Dexter-ish sort of way.

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  cjazzlee | Nov 13, 2015 |
I am really becoming a fan of Thomas Perry. The biggest problem with this book is that you have a hard time deciding whom to root for. You have the Butcher's Boy (and I recommend reading [b:The Butcher's Boy|82966|The Butcher's Boy|Thomas Perry|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171033867s/82966.jpg|3359277] first) AKA Schaeffer/Ackerman/Wolfe or Elizabeth Waring, the Justice Department analyst, or Jack Hamp, the ex-cop. Each has his/her own demons to deal with, but is very competent, but surrounded by incompetents. I don;t kn ow if it was the way Michael Kramer (one of my favorite readers) read this, or just the amusing writing, but some of the scenes were downright funny, in a macabre sort of way. The one with Frateli and the bank manager was just such a scene. Wonderful fun.

Note that I listened to this so some of the names are probably misspelled. ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 30, 2013 |
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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.

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