The Slaughter Man
On the pitiless London city streets, DC Max Wolfe hunts a serial killer who kills only the happiest of families. If you like crime novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this crime thriller. Who would you like to see dead? Max Wolfe is back -- the two-fisted homicide detective... show more
On the pitiless London city streets, DC Max Wolfe hunts a serial killer who kills only the happiest of families. If you like crime novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this crime thriller. Who would you like to see dead? Max Wolfe is back -- the two-fisted homicide detective with a small daughter and dog waiting for him at home, and a crazed serial killer waiting for him out in the pitiless London city streets. On New Year's Day a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon -- a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered -- leads Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a murderer who 30 years ago was known as The Slaughter Man. But The Slaughter Man has done his time and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the killing game? And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer -- or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? Max needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family -- or finds his way to his own front door. A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. And a detective who must learn that even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for.
Publish date: 2015-03-24
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
It is hard to believe that Tony Parsons who brought us Man And Boy could write such detective story. I started with this one because it was on sale. But then detective Max Wolfe is a character that seems complex enough to be real. He has a daughter and now chasing after a killer who murdered a fam...
Published by: Random House UK Cornerstone (21st May 2015) ISBN: 9781448185733 Source: NetGalley Rating: 4* Synopsis: On New Year's Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in North London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon - a gun...
I was so impressed by Tony Parsons’s first Max Wolfe novel last year (titled The Murder Man in the US and The Murder Bag in the UK) that I couldn’t wait for the next one. I love Tony Parsons’s writing style and his main character, but I had a lot of problems with the plot of The Slaughter Man. Wh...
In the sequel to The Murder Bag must DC Max Wolf hunt down a serial killer who have killed an entirely family except the youngest son who the killer has kidnapped. I found the first book brutal this book is even worse. If there is something I have a hard time reading about is it cases where childr...