In Iraq, a shipment of $9 billion in cash goes missing. Each effort to find it ends in death. In Southern California, a mercenary's murder, a severed head, and a bloody hand-written message spark a massive manhunt. The man connecting these two events is William Butcher, aka The Butcher. Those who stole the money want him dead. The cops want him for murder. Butcher's only hIn Iraq, a shipment of $9 billion in cash goes missing. Each effort to find it ends in death. In Southern California, a mercenary's murder, a severed head, and a bloody hand-written message spark a massive manhunt. The man connecting these two events is William Butcher, aka The Butcher. Those who stole the money want him dead. The cops want him for murder. Butcher's only hope is his former NCIS colleague and closest friend, Linus Schag.Torn between loyalties, Schag walks the thin line between doing his job or betraying his friend. Working from opposite ends, Schag and Butcher peel back the layers of conspiracy, revealing a criminal enterprise reaching into the highest levels of government.Torn from today's headlines, the plot of The Butcher's Bill ranges from the California mountains to the waters of the Pacific, and will keep readers on edge until its final, explosive climax....
|Title||:||The Butcher's Bill (Linus Schag, NCIS, #2)|
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The Butcher's Bill (Linus Schag, NCIS, #2) Reviews
NCIS special agent Linus Schag is called in to investigate an old friend, Bill Butcher, who is accused of murder.Bill was investigating a large amount of cash that had simply vanished during shipment from Iraq. The investigation was pulled from above but Bill had become obsessed with the missing money and continued the investigation privately. And now someone wants him dead!Butcher is being pursued by the law plus a group of mercenaries and amidst a sea of lies and treachery the only person he can trust is Linus Schag.Schag is like a dog with a bone, once he gets onto something he won’t let go. He believes in playing by the rules, bending them occasionally to get the answers he needs.Hill includes real world events which gives the story an element of realism. He touches on topics of PTSD and anti-malaria drug induced psychosis and cover ups by pharmaceutical companies.The Butcher’s Bill is a fast paced, action packed mystery thriller filled with intrigue, espionage, corruption, money laundering, kidnapping and greed at the highest level.I also enjoyed the little snippets of humour interlaced throughout this intense thriller.I received an ARC from the author.
A superbly engrossing read! I read it in one sitting..... there is no way that one can take a break. Fast-paced, tense, full of twists and turns. It is the story of an NCIS agent with a strong moral compass, pitted against strong, corrupt politicians. And i loved the surprise at the end!! I highly recommend this book , and look forward to reading more of Martin Roy Hill's books
Loved this book!Highly original plot, engaging, sympathetic characters, non-stop action, and plot twists up the ying-yang. NCIS agent Linus Schag is chasing an old friend who appears to have ‘gone rogue’ and embarked on a killing spree, and, in the process, uncovers high-level corruption and the theft of billions during the Iraq war. Kept me reading to the last page.
When a severed head and a bloody message are left at a security company, NCIS agent Linus Schag finds himself hunting down his closest friend, Bill Butcher. Linking the murder to a missing hoard of cash, Schag can’t believe his former colleague is responsible, but the evidence says otherwise. Caught in the middle of a conspiracy at the highest level, getting to the truth seems impossible. Can Schag untangle this web of corruption and clear Butcher’s name?This is the second book in the Linus Schag, NCIS Thriller series by Martin Roy Hill. Though I hadn’t read the first one, it works well as a stand alone and had me gripped from the first chapter. Hill’s attention to detail is admirable, and while at times it felt perhaps a little too detailed (and a little distracting), this didn’t undermine the story. The writing is sharp and witty, with well-drawn characters and a believable plot. Given Mr Hill’s work record as a journalist, as well as experiences in the Navy Reserves and California National Guard, it’s also one of those books that had me wondering how much is based on fact, such as the plot-line around the military’s use of anti-malaria drugs. If this stuff is true, it’s pretty scary and if it’s not, it’s a great story.An all-round good read that’ll keep you hooked until the last page.
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There was a large conglomerate, Gordias, behind a lot of missing money in Iraq and it was run by an American politician from the shadows. Bill Butcher, a former NCIS agent's personal agenda was to avenge some wrongs he witnessed while he was deployed in Iraq including that missing money. Hill now begins the intricate plot that sends Bill Butcher and his best friend Linus Schag, another NCIS agent into a tale that includes murder, kidnapping, and extortion. As Bill commits some violent acts, Linus wonders if a medication he was given for malaria is at the root of his rogue behavior. Bill's relentless pursuit of his agenda ultimately is successful, but a deadly price. His last words to Linus were I will get him. This is an amazing novel.