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The Butcher's Son

by Grant Mckenzie

The Butcher's Son Synopsis

For one man, the past will never stay buried. Ian Quinn has spent his life protecting children from the monsters that live among us. As a Child Protection Officer, Ian places their lives above his own, and has no qualms about getting his hands dirty when it comes to protecting those who can't protect themselves. Years ago, Ian was unable to protect his own daughter when she was killed, and has channeled the anger and sadness into his vocation. Ian has tried to bury his past. But the past is far from done with him. Ian's own father left years ago, leaving Ian and his sister alone. But out of the blue Ian is called by an attorney, claiming his father has recently died and named Ian in his will. Ian had assumed his father was long dead, and confused as to what he could possibly be needed for. When Ian goes to the lawyer's office, he is given three items: The first is a key. The second is a deed to his grandfather's old butcher shop. The Third is a letter from his from his father that reads simply and cryptically: Sorry for everything, son, but it's your burden now.

The Butcher's Son Press Reviews

(An) adrenaline-powered thriller...McKenzie catapults the reader into a complex and gripping story...The fast-moving plot throws out new questions and fresh possibilities at almost every turn. The answers lead to an ending that packs a surprise punch. Witty dialogue, two-fisted (when necessary) action, and emotional depth. --Publishers Weekly The mystery at the heart of the book is an intriguing one, full of many twists and turns that keep readers not so much guessing as reacting. --Bookreporter Praise for SPEAK THE DEAD Speak The Dead is a powerful new addition to the thriller market. Grant McKenzie's writing is sharp, insightful and drips with suspense, and Sally is the believable protagonist one finds in a Harlan Coben novel. Hang on. This one rockets from the start and the pages just keep turning to the thrilling end. --Robert Dugoni, #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Grave Part murder mystery, part supernatural thriller, SPEAK THE DEAD starts fast right out of the gate and keeps gaining momentum, the kind of book that grows in interest and what's truly at stake as the story unfolds. --Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Look Twice and One Mile Under Praise for the novels of Grant McKenzie: SWITCH A terrific little-guy-in-big-trouble thriller moving at warp speed - with the emphasis on warp. --Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series Grant McKenzie really knows how to make a story move. --Linwood Barclay, bestselling author of No Time For Goodbye Think Harlan Coben on speed with a heart breaking compassion that will literally have you biting your nails. --Ken Bruen, bestselling author of the Jack Taylor series 'Switch crackles with suspense and is as tense as a switchblade opening in a dark alley.' --Rick Mofina, international bestselling author of Six Seconds Switch is not merely good, it's damned good. --David Hagberg, best-selling author of Joshua's Hammer K.A.R.M.A. Grant McKenzie is a terrific novelist. --Tess Gerritsen K.A.R.M.A. is one fine piece of work --Andrew Vachss, New York Times bestselling author I was gripped from page one. --Stephen Leather

Book Information

ISBN: 9781943818020
Publication date: 29th September 2016
Author: Grant Mckenzie
Publisher: Polis Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Grant Mckenzie

Grant McKenzie is the internationally published author of five edge-of-your-seat thrillers, plus an ongoing mystery series set in San Francisco. His riveting thrillers Speak the Dead, The Fear in Her Eyes, Switch, and K.A.R.M.A. are available from Polis Books. Under the pen name M. C. Grant he writes the Dixie Flynn series that began with Angel With a Bullet, continued with Devil With a Gun, and returns with Baby With a Bomb. His short story Underbelly appeared in the First Thrills anthology edited by Lee Child from Tor/Forge. As a journalist, Grant has worked in ...

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