Hit and Run

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HarperCollins, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 287 pages
48 Reviews

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?

One more job. Paid in advance, so what's he going to do? Give the money back?In Des Moines, Keller stalks his designated target and waits for the client to give him the go-ahead. And one fine morning he's picking out stamps for his collection (Sweden 1-5, the official reprints) at a shop in Urbandale when somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio.

Back at his motel, Keller's watching TV when they show the killer's face. And there's something all too familiar about that face. . . .

Keller calls his associate Dot in White Plains, but there is no answer. He's stranded halfway across the country, every cop in America's just seen his picture, his ID and credit cards are no longer good, and he just spent almost all of his cash on the stamps.

Now what?

  

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Review: Hit and Run (Keller #4)

User Review  - Megargee - Goodreads

Apparently intended to be the last of Block's tales of hit man John Keller, this in my mind is also the best. It finishes the story arc begun in the earlier, episodic, books drawn from Playboy and ... Read full review

Review: Hit and Run (Keller #4)

User Review  - Marfita - Goodreads

This was too intense for me. It eased up about halfway through, but by then I was already a basket case. Keller is a hitman on his last hit before retiring. But he's been set up to be the fall guy for ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
13
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
32
Section 7
37
Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2008)

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

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