Murder in the Slaughterhouse by Tom Crowley

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MWSA Review

The murder of a boy and the visual it relates combined with friendship finds Matt Chance drawn into the search for the truth of why this boy was so brutally murdered.

Mysterious Bangkok, Thailand adds to the drama of Matt's search and leads him in directions he could not have forseen. Al-Qaeda, the CIA and intelligence services in Thailand all add to the story Tom Crowley has written in "Murder in the Slaughterhouse."

From the slums of Bangkok to Washington DC Matt searches for the truth and for the help he needs in finding the answer he has promised to a friend. Placing his own life in danger he moves in the circles of drug trafficer, terrorists, and the CIA agent gone bad.

The answers and the end result are not expected, the reader will keep turning the pages to find out the who, what, when, and where. A good read.

Reviewed by: jim greenwald (2015)


Author's Synopsis

A homeless teenage boy is found murdered in a Bangkok slum slaughterhouse where they kill the pigs. Afraid that the police will not give their full attention to the murder, a social worker calls on former U.S. Army Ranger Matt Chance to help find the killer. 

What Matt finds leads him first to the world of human traffickers, and then to those who have reason to protect the traffickers and want Matt’s investigation stopped. As Matt starts to uncover ties between the traffickers and the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda and the CIA, he becomes the target of those who want the investigation dropped and finds himself fighting for his life.