Hit Me

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Little, Brown, Feb 12, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
19 Reviews

A man named Nicholas Edwards lives in New Orleans renovating houses, doing honest work and making decent money at it. Between his family and his stamp collection, all his spare time is happily accounted for. Sometimes it's hard to remember that he used to kill people for a living.

But when the nation's economy tanks, taking the construction business with it, all it takes is one phone call to drag him back into the game. It may say Nicholas Edwards on his driver's license and credit cards, but he's back to being the man he always was: Keller.

Keller's work takes him to New York, the former home he hasn't dared revisit, where his target is the abbot of a midtown monastery. Another call puts him on a West Indies cruise, with several interesting fellow passengers-the government witness, the incandescent young woman keeping the witness company, and, sharing Keller's cabin, his wife, Julia. But the high drama comes in Cheyenne, where a recent widow is looking to sell her husband's stamp collection...

In HIT ME, legendary Edgar Grandmaster and New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block returns to one of his most beloved characters. Welcome back, Keller. You've been missed.

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Not bad and the story telling is still good. - Goodreads
And the ending is left up in the air. - Goodreads
I was desperate and, face it, Block is a good writer. - Goodreads

Review: Hit Me (John Keller #5)

User Review  - Marfita - Goodreads

Why did I read another one of these when the first one I read had been so distressing? I was desperate and, face it, Block is a good writer. Keller is a quiet and likable man. Dot is wry and humorous ... Read full review

Review: Hit Me (John Keller #5)

User Review  - Mike (the Paladin) - Goodreads

This is a pretty good read. If you have followed the story of our everyman/hit man Keller then you know he settled down and stopped killing people. Then the recession hit and you know how it is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards and countless international prizes. The author of more than 50 books, he lives in New York City.

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