A strip club owner named Claudiu 'Manco' Kapak has been robbed by a masked gunman while placing his cash receipts in a bank's night-deposit box. He sends his half-dozen security men out to search for a suspect who is new enough to LA not to know he was robbing a gangster. After a month of investigation Kapak's goons settle on Joe Carver, an innocent but hardly defenceless newcomer who evades capture, and who is capable of making Kapak wish he'd chosen someone else.
Meanwhile the real culprit and his new girlfriend believe they've found a whole new profession, robbing Kapak of his strip clubs' cash. As the case explodes into a triple killing, Carver finds himself in the middle of a brewing gang war over Kapak's little empire, journeying into territory more strange and violent than he could ever have imagined.
About the Author
Thomas Perry won an Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was one of the New York Times' Books of the Year. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.