Hello again. Tony Parsons here. Thanks for checking out my home page on lovely Amazon.
THE SLAUGHTER MAN is the second book in the Max Wolfe series.
In the book Max is on the trail of a mass murderer who killed a happy family in their home and stole away their young son. Because of the murder weapon - a cattle gun used for stunning livestock before slaughter - the murder has echoes of another killing spree from thirty years ago, when a disturbed young man killed a farmer and his three sons with the same weapon. The press called him THE SLAUGHTER MAN. But all that was a long time ago - The Slaughter man has done his time and is now old and dying. Is someone trying to set him up? Is it a sick homage by some demented fan? Or is The Slaughter Man back in the killing game? Max needs to find the killer and bring home the missing child - before the killer strikes again or finds his way to the happy home of Max Wolfe.
I am often asked - why did you turn to crime? The answer is that in 2010 I was at a film screening in Soho organised by the director Sam Mendes. Over a glass of cheap wine, Sam told me that his next job was directing the new James Bond movie (the film would of course become the wonderful SKYFALL) and he was rereading all the Ian Fleming 007 books, which he had loved as a child. I thought rereading the Bond books sounded a wonderful way to spend the time and I went home and started working my way through the James Bond books. And by the time I was at the end of the first page of Casino Royale, I was reflecting that it is an incredible achievement for any writer to create a hero that endures for generations - be it James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Philip Marlowe, or Jack Reacher. And I knew that i wanted to try to achieve the same thing. The result was Max Wolfe. I very much hope that you will join him on his adventures.