"The Butcher’s Heir" is the sixth published episode of Jack Bates’s Harry Landers, PI series. Inspired by the story of Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance, this episode investigates the mysterious vanishing of a union leader.
Bruce Reizen, who can perform an extensive catalogue of characters and accents, effortlessly becomes each individual in this crime audiobook. Reizen transitions between dialogue and exposition with a dexterity that minimizes a listener’s work. This episode has been especially popular with Bates’ readership, something that the author attributes to his finally "hitting [his] stride with Landers". "The Butcher’s Heir" is also the first time in the series when Landers gets into physical conflicts, which makes for extra dramatic listening.