BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND GRAND MASTER LAWRENCE BLOCK RETURNS TO HIS DEADLIEST HITMAN
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Like the other three Keller books you won't find much of a plot. It's really more of a series of vignettes where Keller has to figure out how to kill certain people: a divorcee in Dallas, an abbot in New Jersey, and a dirty old man on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. What I always like about these books is Block doesn't make them the stereotypical hitman gets a conscience and becomes the target of other hitmen plot. I'm sure most people would probably like more action and less about stamp collecting though. It's too bad the most interesting case in the book isn't over by the time the book ends. I guess that leaves room for a sequel!
Review: Hit Me (Keller #5)User Review - Goodreads
Reading anything by Block is a pleasure - smooth as European chocolate - and this installment in the Keller-the-Killer series is no exception. Keller has reinvented himself as an "honest" professional ...