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The Boyfriend

Perry, Thomas (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Boyfriend


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Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.
Authors: Perry, Thomas, 1947-
Title: The boyfriend
Publisher: New York :, Mysterious Press ;, Berkeley :, Distributed by Publishers Group West,, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 298 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.
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Alternate Title: Boy friend
ISBN: 9780802126061
0802126065
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Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • jgraham48 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoy Thomas Perry for the nuts and bolts and the back stories. I have learned more about safe female traveling from Jane Whitefield than many self-help books. In another interesting connection, I have recently read several Stephen Hunter thrillers which offer extensive technical details about different types of guns. So when the villain of the Boyfriend becomes obsessed and proficient with the .50 Barrett rifle, I know exactly what Thomas Perry is talking about ! Especially like Jack Till's relationship with his daughter Holly.

Report This May 20, 2013
  • StephenB rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pretty good... suspense, a coherent story, and some interesting character material

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Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent read, by a rather dry author (how unlike one of his earliest, and best books, "Metzger's Dog") who nevertheless gives the reader an entertaining quasi-police-hired assassin-procedural. Recommended, but different from his earliest books.

As always, this was a really good read,however, the book came to a abrupt end leaving me with the feeling that something was missing.

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