The Slaughter Man
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 DC 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.
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This second crime novel from Parsons...is even better than the first. Told with striking clarity and insight, this novel confirms Parsons has earned a place at the very pinnacle of British crime writing.
An appealingly sensitive single parent, Wolfe makes some unlikely elementary mistakes with grave personal consequences, but adrenaline-driven action scenes and winning characters more than compensate.Publishers Weekly
Fast paced and gripping.
This blood thumping, heart pumping thriller confirms Tony Parsons has become one of our best crime writers. Brilliant! 10 stars.
The second entertaining instalment in the Max Wolfe series... the colourful plot races through the pages and spreads its tentacles into the dark reaches of abuse.
With is big ideas and adroit plotting, The Slaughter Man's position in the marketplace of fiction seems justly assured.
Parsons had me gripped from the first chapter to the last sentence.
The Slaughter Man will have you gripped from start to finish, with plenty of action and a plot that has you holding your breath this is a must read for every crime thriller fan!
Superbly crafted crime drama that grips from start to finish.
I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons's writing, and his sharp eye for detail, and I'm really enjoying his genre move into crime fiction. This is brilliant stuff!