Hit List by Lawrence Block

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Keller is a regular guy. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection. Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Then every so often he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger. Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. But the jobs have started to go wrong. The realization is slow coming yet, when it arrives, it is irrefutable: Someone out there is trying to hit the hit man. Keller, God help him, has found his way onto somebody else's hit list.

 

About Lawrence Block

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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.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Gay & Lesbian, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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Hit man John Keller, the pro’s pro, returns in a volume that makes gestures toward being a novel but is mostly a cycle of ten stories, half of them reprints.

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Fresh from his triumphant star turn in the short-story cycle Hit Man (1998), Block's reflective professional assassin John Keller finally fulfills his fans' dearest wish by getting a novel of his own.

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In the opening story, ""Answers to Soldier,"" Keller goes to a little town in Oregon in pursuit of a man who seems perfectly harmless and decent and gets to wondering what it might be like to settle there, perhaps marry the waitress in the little restaurant where he takes his solitary meals, buy ...

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Block's assassin, John Keller (Hit Man ;

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MWA Grand Master Block’s highly enjoyable, episodic third novel featuring philatelist and killer for hire John Keller (after 2008’s Hit and Run) finds Keller living in New Orleans under a new name with his wife, Julia, and their baby daughter.

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HIT MAN collected those stories in 1998, followed by the Keller novel HIT LIST in 2000.

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A narrow escape with death, victims dying before he arrives, the coincidental deaths of several peers --- all creating a disturbing chain of events that points to one shocking conclusion: Keller, the hit man, is on somebody's hit list.Despite the fact that Block leaves no doubt that Keller dispat...

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The assiduously inventive thriller writer offers his second book about the professional hitman Keller.

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