Metzger's Dog

  • by Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon breaks into a professor's lab at the University of Los Angeles, he's after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos - Los Angeles, for instance?Assigned to cope with the crisis and restore the peace, veteran agent Ben Porterfield steps onto the scene to remind us that the CIA's middle name is, after all, Intelligence. Enlivening the mix are Gordon's beautiful girlfriend, Margaret, his temperamental cat, Dr. Henry Metzger, and Metzger's friend, an enormous half-wild dog with huge teeth.

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What the Critics Say

"Very sharp, very funny...should not be missed." (The New York Times Book Review)
"In a word - wonderful!" (Chicago Tribune)

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Customer Reviews

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Unusually Cool - CLASSIC. A Must Listen!

This is different. And isn't that what mystery zealots want? This is a laugh out loud caper thing full up with bad people who you can't help loving. Yep, everyone's so flawed that you're left free to decide who you want to root for, hell, I think I finally rooted for almost everyone.

Did I say "laugh out loud" … Uh-huh, Perry has the power to cloud your mind with giggles. And yet he manages it with throw-away lines while still cranking out a plot with twists that leave a veteran mystery reader satisfied. And we're a hard-to-satisfy bunch, right?

Michael Kramer has the genius ability to become invisible as a reader-actor creating vivid characters that are about the plot, not him.

This book must he a classic. If it isn't, I'm declaring it to be. Yep.. this is a classic caper that you'll smile all the way through.

Oh, one tiny gripe, the very… very.. end was oddly dumb. I wonder why Perry appended those few paragraphs. Oh well, no matter… It's just a fine piece of writing overall.
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- Ted

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

I like the way Perry writes. I am not so in tune with his feminine side (Jane Whatshername), but the Butcher's Boy books we among the best I've found in the genre. Metzger's Dog petered out just a tad near the end, but until then I was bathed in some of the funniest ironic humor (just shy of sarcasm) in memory. The black, fearsome pall of the dog-beast is priceless! More, Mr. Perry, More!!!
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- FRITZ STOOP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio