Metzger's Dog

Metzger's Dog

Book - 2003
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The much-loved comic thriller by the author of the Edgar Award-winning The Butcher's Boy is now, by popular demand, back in print, featuring a new Introduction by bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.

When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon breaks into a professor's lab at the University of Los Angeles, he's after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos--Los Angeles, for instance? Assigned to cope with the crisis and restore the peace, veteran agent Ben Porterfield steps onto the scene to remind us that the CIA's middle name is, after all, Intelligence. Enlivening the mix are Gordon's beautiful girlfriend, Margaret, his temperamental cat, Dr. Henry Metzger, and Metzger's friend, an enormous half-wild dog with huge teeth.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperback, c2003, c1983.
ISBN: 9780812967746
Characteristics: 314p


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Jan 03, 2015

Still an outstanding read, and the best of Thomas Perry's novels. For the real events this novel pertained to, please do a search on Project Camelot and Project Troy [Google, CIA in double quotes space, then Project . . . also within double quotes]. Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile [exposed in Chile], seems to spread massive bloodshed, all because some humans held differing thoughts and attitudes? Also, look at Ford Foundation and Indonesia circa 1967, and don't be surprised at the players at that time.

Jan 08, 2013

The best and standout of all of Thomas Perry's books, unusual from his normal staid writing style, a highly entertaining and humorous read, thought provoking as well as interesting. (Perhaps his writing style in this book was unique due to the characters Perry may have come in contact with while he was teaching at UC/Berkeley while writing this novel????)


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