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Cutthroat (Special X #3)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  319 ratings  ·  9 reviews
From the mastermind behind Headhunter comes a thriller that compares to such classics as Psycho and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Three enigmatic story lines intertwine to culminate in an ultimate climax, as this horror whodunit follows the bloody footsteps of a serial killer through the streets of San Francisco--and through history--each chapter drawing readers closer to the s ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Signet
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* Because "Cutthroat" is about two cops chasing down a serial killer who appears to be linked to a shady pharmaceutical firm, you might come at this one looking for police work. But you'd be disappointed if you did. You might think, Well, I love a good mystery. But you won't find one here. On the other hand, because this is written by Michael Slade, you might be satisfied with blood, gore, and torture. This is really the only way to go. Cutthroat is nothing if not sadistic.

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This was the only option to take from the hostel in Zagreb, but I quite liked it. As intriguing as The Da Vinci Code. "Slade" is a team of Canadian Criminal lawyers. The writing is okay, more plot fueled. Cutthroat is the warlord in training for an ancient Hong Kong family looking for the fountain of youth via the brains of Windigo/ Sasquatch/ Big Foot/ Yeti. There are too many characters to follow completely, but Robert DeClerg is a Mountie who writes books, Zinc Chandler and Sharon Ta
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another one of the michael slade series. i am working through it, and with about 100 pages left, its picking up and falling into place. as i assume most real-life cases do. its my third book so far in the series and i am enjoying this. not as great character development as the first two, but you are hooked about half way through.
Jaime Contreras
This nail-biting psycho-killer thriller recaptures some of the razor-sharp level of the earlier books of this series. A terror from the days of the Old West has sparked one to kill without mercy but with a diabolical purpose.
Downward spiral here. Bored me to tears. The one worthwhile part was a very brief appearance by a character from Headhunter. It was almost worth it, but I doubt I'll read another unless someone can do some fancy convincing.
Sally Hunt
It was a weird one - the author must be Canadian and the Mounties always get their man
Great book. As usual, Slade is a little heavy with exposition and historical fact, and the ending is just frustrating...
Kim Canich
This was good, but confusing. I still don't get it lol.
Worth the read.
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Criminal lawyer MICHAEL SLADE has acted in over one hundred murder cases. His specialty is the law of insanity. He argued the last death penalty case in Canada’s highest court. Backed by his forensic experience, Slade’s Special X and Wyatt Rook thrillers fuse the genres of police and legal proce
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