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The Butcher's Son

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For one man, the past will never stay buried.

Ian Quinn has spent his life protecting children from the monsters that live among us. As a Child Protection Officer, Ian places their lives above his own, and has no qualms about getting his hands dirty when it comes to protecting those who can't protect themselves. Years ago, Ian was unable to protect his own daughter when she was killed, and has channeled the anger and sadness into his vocation. Ian has tried to bury his past. But the past is far from done with him.

Ian's own father left years ago, leaving Ian and his sister alone. But out of the blue Ian is called by an attorney, claiming his father has recently died and named Ian in his will. Ian had assumed his father was long dead, and confused as to what he could possibly be needed for. When Ian goes to the lawyer's office, he is given three items:

The first is a key.
The second is a deed to his grandfather's old butcher shop.
The Third is a letter from his from his father that reads simply and cryptically:

"Sorry for everything, son, but it's your burden now."

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 19, 2016 – From this adrenaline-powered thriller's opening chapter, set in a seedy Boston bar, McKenzie (Speak the Dead) catapults the reader into a complex and gripping story that revolves around Ian Quinn, the owner of a child protection service called Children First in Portland, Ore. Ian was abandoned by his father when he was just a young boy, so he's startled to receive news that his father has just died and left him an inheritance of sorts: the keys to his grandfather's old butcher shop and a note bearing the cryptic message: "Sorry for everything, son, but it's your burden now." The fast-moving plot throws out new questions and fresh possibilities at almost every turn. What happened to Ian's sister? Why did his father disappear? What kind of man was his grandfather? How has the death of his daughter, a murder victim, changed him? The answers lead to an ending that packs a surprise punch. Witty dialogue, two-fisted (when necessary) action, and emotional depth lift this thriller well above the genre average.
The Butcher's Son
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 19, 2016
  • Publisher: Polis Books
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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