The Slaughter Man (Hardcover)

A Novel (Max Wolfe Novels #2)

By Tony Parsons

Minotaur Books, 9781250052704, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

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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 somewhere out in the pitiless London 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 used to stun cattle before they are butchered-leads Max to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a mass 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. Is he really back in the killing game? And was the slaughter of a happy family a mindless killing spree, or a grotesque homage by a copycat killer, or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? Max desperately needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family-or finds his way to Detective Wolfe's own front door.

The Slaughter Man is another taut thriller from acclaimed international bestseller Tony Parsons.

About the Author

TONY PARSONS is an award winning journalist and the international bestselling author of more than ten novels, including Man and Boy, winner of the Book of the Year prize, One For My Baby, and Man and Wife, among others. He lives in London.

Praise For The Slaughter Man: A Novel (Max Wolfe Novels #2)

“[Tony Parsons] has decided to try his hand at crime fiction, and made an impressive job of it. The dry Parsons wit is certainly there in Detective Constable Max Wolfe ... Told with conviction, and at an ever accelerating pace, it is the first of a trilogy over the next three years.” —The Daily Mail (UK)

“Combines Parsons' trademark feel for character with a knack for visceral details...Truly emotive crime writing is a rarity and The Murder Man looks set to win Parsons many new fans in the genre.” —GQ (UK)

“Spectacular-tense but human, fast but authentic-maybe this is what Tony Parsons should have been doing all along.” —Lee Child

“Sometimes, rarely, you know from the first chapter or so of a novel that you're in the hands of a master story teller. In the case of Tony Parsons' brilliant new thriller, The Murder Man, we know this within the first few pages. A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling (and wrenching) portraits of the characters, good and evil, conspire to make this a must-read. And I have two words for hero Max Wolfe: More. Soon.” —Jeffery Deaver