|Thomas Perry. Carl Hiaasen, intro.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2003|
When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon breaks into a professor's lab at the University of Los Angeles, he's after some pharmaceutical cocaine. Instead, he finds a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos—Los Angeles, for instance? In Thomas Perry's 1983 follow-up to his Edgar Award-winning debut The Butcher's Boy, veteran agent Ben Porterfield comes to the rescue, along with his beautiful girlfriend, Margaret; his temperamental cat, Dr. Henry Metzger; and the cat's friend, an enormous half-wild dog with huge teeth.