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Author(s): Tony Parsons
"This is brilliant stuff!." (Peter James). A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. DC Max Wolfe hunts a pitiless killer through the streets of London. By the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of The Murder Bag. 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 for stunning cattle before they are butchered - leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty 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 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? All Max knows is that he 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...Even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for...
A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. DC Max Wolfe hunts a pitiless killer through the streets of London. By the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of The Murder Bag.
"Told with striking clarity and insight, this novel confirms Parsons has earned a place at the very pinnacle of British crime writing" Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail "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" Times "This blood thumping, heart pumping thriller confirms Tony Parsons has become one of our best crime writers. Brilliant! 10 stars" Peterborough Evening Telegraph "With its big ideas and adroit plotting, The Slaughter Man's position in the marketplace of fiction seems justly assured" Olivia Cole, GQ "Parsons had me gripped from the first chapter to the last sentence" Irish Independent
Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. The Slaughter Man was also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Tony Lives in London with his wife, his daughter and their dog, Stan.