Monday, 11 August 2008

Lawrence Block – “Hit and Run”

Publ: 2008 ISBN: 978-0752873503
Rating: ***
(The fourth book in the Keller series)
Keller's a hit man. For years now he's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. He's got money in the bank and just one last job standing between him and retirement. So he carries it out with his usual professionalism, and he heads home, and guess what? It all gets a bit more complicated.
Why is it that assassins can be made into heroes and we don’t find it totally unacceptable. We should do! But the hero of this and the other books in the ‘Hit’ series is a paid killer and we (or at least I) find ourselves wanting him to escape both the police and the bad guys who are, inevitably, chasing him across America.

LAWRENCE BLOCK was born in 1938 and also writes under the pseudonyms Jill Emerson, Chip Harrison, Paul Kavanagh, Sheldon Lord
A Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Lawrence Block is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. The author of more than fifty books and numerous short stories, he is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time travelling.

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