Aug 05, 2020
Sleeping Dogs
Posted by Thomas Perry

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 sinceHe 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 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 Exciting Suspenseful A thriller s job is to make you turn the pages until the story s done and your eyes hurt and the clock says 3 a.m I wouldn t try to grab this one away from somebody only half way through No telling what might happen Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

  • Title: Sleeping Dogs
  • Author: Thomas Perry
  • ISBN: 9780804111607
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sleeping Dogs 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 i

    Jeff

    A former hitman known as the Butcher s Boy went into hiding far, far away, after exacting revenge on some dirty double crossing rat fink mobsters In a series of coincidences that would make Charles Dickens blush, he s discovered Yo Vinnie, is dat who I tink it is I dunno, but maybe we should tell the boss Proving, after all, it s a small world Its serendipity, but Mr Butcher s Boy, who thinks the encounter is a deliberate attempt to find him, goes on the offensive and the body count starts to cl [...]


    Mike (the Paladin)

    I ve been in the mood for good action reads lately I have recently gone through a slump where nothing appealed I read several books that left mewell cold.However I ve had a couple now that I ve really enjoyed Here we re picking back up on the life of The Butcher s Boy we ll get a bit explanation of that name in this book He s been gone for 10 years living peacefully in a new life he built after the fiasco of the first book Then someone from the mob stumbles on his new life and decides to kill h [...]


    Lynn

    My library only offered this as an audiobook I gave my 12 hours to hear the story The Butcher s Boy is an efficient hit man who wants to retire He dispatches all threats and enemies like clockwork, but he misinterprets much of what s happening around him He seemed so invulnerable in the first book that it s good to see him struggle here Looking forward to 3.


    Jim

    I was a bit grudging in giving the first of this series 4 stars, but I m not in rating this book The author did a fantastic job with the Butcher s Boy this time Not only is of the past filled in, but the title works on so many levels The BB s well founded paranoia, chance, logical deduction lead to a great, suspenseful story that kept me guessing the entire time The actions of everyone were quite believable Waring was done much better Fantastic Kramer is an excellent reader, too His voice fit w [...]


    Gabriel

    3.25 for me, it was just a try to pass some time, to fill some void with a book while finding a better book to focus my attention on, in fact, while waiting for the last in the Harry Bosh series by Michael Connelly to be released, the Two Kinds of Truthis one here, it s an OK book, it s relatively easy and somewhat entertaining s relatively good, but it s not greatwhy do I say this it puzzles me to see how unrealistic and lacking authenticity the main protagonist is, like a chameleon, crossing b [...]


    David Carr

    There is a small list of fictions about heroic crooks and hit men Some are comic and I don t read them But the Parker series by Richard Stark Donald Westlake , and the Butcher s Boy series by Thomas Perry are so superbly crafted that they set a high standard Lawrence Block also has a series devoted to a hit man who is devoted to philately, and I have read some of these as well There is a new Butcher s Boy volume out, so I have read Sleeping Dogs from 1992 to catch up I found the novel to be brac [...]


    Mike (the Paladin)

    I ve been in the mood for good action reads lately I have recently gone through a slump where nothing appealed I read several books that left mewell cold.However I ve had a couple now that I ve really enjoyed Here we re picking back up on the life of The Butcher s Boy we ll get a bit explanation of that name in this book He s been gone for 10 years living peacefully in a new life he built after the fiasco of the first book Then someone from the mob stumbles on his new life and decides to kill h [...]


    Eric_W

    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 The Butcher s Boy 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 j [...]


    Skip

    The Butcher s Boy has been living abroad when a wise guy spots him at the Brighton track, and sends him on a killing rampage to convince the Mafia families that they are better off leaving him alone even though he framed a don, who is still serving time in prison Elizabeth Waring from the Justice Department tries to trap him, and enlists the help of a retired police officer, who is the most interesting character in the novel.


    Boris Feldman

    Second of three As good as the first.


    Jim

    Master story teller Thomas Perry s Sleeping Dogs , is the second Butcher Boy novel from an amazing pulp fiction series Perry lays out this crime novel in a crafty, graphic and compelling fashion The hard boiled characters with their crackling and hard edged dialog make this yarn a special read Once again we never do find out who Eddie Mastrewski s Butcher s Boy really is This killer for hire morphs from identity to identity on a dime Seemingly Justice department lawyer Elizabeth Waring, who even [...]


    Christine

    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 hi [...]


    Joe

    The Butcher s Boy is back It is 10 years after the events that took place in Thomas Perry s THE BUTCHER S BOY A Professional killer Hit Man known only as The Butcher s Boy thought he was out of the game Just when you think you re out, they suck you back in After fleeing the United States and starting a new life in England, The Butcher s Boy is spotted at a race track in England by a visiting mafioso from his past Looking to gain favor with his superiors, he attempts to take out the Butcher s Boy [...]


    Givemore

    The Butchers Boy No 2 Just like grabing a copy and feel the immersion untill the clock is at 2.30 am i still dont seem to get over it despite hundreds of reads i have done Thomas Perry made a great impact to my literally world,with a great director Sleeping Dogs can make a great motion picture ,,,what with the visual flash backs of the Butchers Boy.i will have an alias


    DoctorM

    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 filmd to be played by someone like Geo Clooney who can do justice to the role.


    -ed- Erwin

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


    Andrew

    Sublime.


    Steven

    he is a great story teller


    Erna

    I really enjoyed the book I will be looking for the 3rd Butcher s Boy The Informant.


    Megargee

    You will enjoy this second entry in the Butcher s Boy series if you have read the first in the series, Butcher s Boy At the end of that first novel the unnamed Butcher s Boy BB , an expert assassin, has carried out two contracts for the mob, only to have them try welsh on the payment by killing him He retaliated and a mob war ensued After framing a mob boss for murder, he escaped Throughout he was pursued by Elizabeth Waring, a junior Justice Department analyst.Ten years have passed and BB has [...]


    Elly Wendy

    5 What a book I am glad I read The Butcher s Boy first, and like this one even better It s an intriguing, brilliant thriller crime drama that is also incredibly rich in place and insights into people and systems A life of crime, no doubt, is not an easy way to make a living, but I don t recall another story where a tough day at the job can be life threatening, violent, and ugly but also totally frustrating to the characters and downright hilarious.There were a few little things which I don t kno [...]


    Jerry B

    Dogs is the second of Perry s three total Butcher s Boy titles, spread across a 30 year publishing horizon While we weren t that happy with the unresolved ending of the first novel, we tried this second one unfortunately, to the same unhappy lack of resolution Indeed, this sequel sees the Boy hiding abroad incognito for nearly a ten year period, with a serious girlfriend to boot, when suddenly it appears he has been recognized A rather amateurish attempt on his life results in a bunch of dead wo [...]


    Craig Fisher

    More of the same good stuffI love a good anti hero, and the Butcher s Boy is exactly that Smart and unpredictable Another great page turner.


    Kit

    Such a great thriller Perry is terrific at fleshing out minor characters, and this novel has some of the best and most sublime dramatic ironies I have ever seen in the genre.


    Lavender Dreamer

    I love any book by this author This is so different, who knew you would be hoping the really bad guy would get away Only one in this seriesis worries me


    Mojo Shivers

    When Toby recommended this series to me, she introduced it as a classic to the hitman genre Starting with The Butcher s Boy and continuing in Sleeping Dogs, you can tell this is from another era of writing The pacing s slower, the characters prone to being revealed slowly, and the story themselves meander than recent novels But you know what It works.I ve been a fan of the genre for some time now I like it when they put the paid assassin in the driver s seat instead of being relegated to the [...]


    Larry

    This is the second in the Butcher Boy series The writing is OK The main reason that I m giving this a 5 stars is the author s creation of a very interesting main character a killer for hire no less His career started at age 12 His mentor , was Eddie the Butcher a real meat cutter and a hit man The killer has no real name but the reader gets used to a bunch of changing aliases.It s 10 years after the first book He s living quietly Hiding in Southern England And then discovered He tells his Englis [...]


    Emily

    What I liked best about this book was the way the plot is driven by coincidence and misunderstandings This is the way real life works, a lot of the time, but it s hard to reflect in fiction, where the author wants to remain in charge The book kicks off with a chance encounter that convinces the protagonist, a hit man, that his old mob clientele is out to get rid of him The story has several surprising turning points where he looks for meaning in what he observes, jumps on the wrong explanation, [...]


    Nick

    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 [...]


    Helen

    This is the second book in Thomas Perry s Butcher Boy trilogy and it s a fun read The Butcher Boy is a hit man who got his nickname when a butcher took him in after the death of his parents and taught him how to butcher both people and animals In the first book, BB was working for the mob at the outset and killed some good guys, so he didn t start out as a sympathetic character But when the mob turned against him, BB took them on singlehandidly, sowing confusion and framing a boss for murder The [...]



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