Author(s): Thomas Perry
Claudiu 'Manco' Kapak is a strip club owner. When placing his cash receipts in a bank's night-deposit box, he is robbed by a masked gunman. Kapak is determined to find the culprit and make him pay. After a month of investigation Kapak's goons settle on Joe Carver, an innocent but hardly defenceless newcomer who evades capture, furious at being wrongly accused. Meanwhile the real culprit and his new girlfriend believe they've found a whole new profession, robbing Kapak of his strip club's cash. As the case explodes into a triple killing, Carver finds himself in the middle of an escalating gang war over Kapak's little empire, ploughing into territory more strange and violent than he could ever have imagined.
Thomas Perry won an Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was one of the New York Times' Books of the Year. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters. Visit his website at www.thomasperryauthor.com.