The Devil Doesn't Want Me by Eric Beetner
A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery

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A hit man with a crisis of conscience faces his biggest challenge yet: protecting an innocent victim against deadly forces during a desperate run for the coast in Eric Beetner's thrilling novel.

For the last seventeen years, Lars has been on a job for a prominent East Coast crime family. His task: kill Mitch the Snitch. Mitch is living in witness protection and has eluded Lars for almost two decades. But changes are afoot in the family back east, and a young gun named Trent has been sent to replace the aging gun for hire.

With his old boss gone, Lars realizes he has lost the desire to kill his long-time target. When things come to a head with Trent, Lars must go on the run with Mitch's teenage daughter Shaine, trying to stay one step ahead of angry and vengeful mobsters as well as his own dark past.

With Trent, FBI agents, and even more hired muscle on their trail, Lars and his new sidekick must stay one step ahead of their pursuers by any means necessary, creating a cross country trail of wreckage and mayhem from Albuquerque to L.A.
 

About Eric Beetner

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ERIC BEETNER is an award-winning short story writer and recent recipient of the Stalker Award for Most Criminally Underrated Author, which he takes as a compliment. He is author of Dig Two Graves, the story collection A Bouquet of Bullets, co-author (with JB Kohl) of the novels One Too Many Blows to the Head and Borrowed Trouble. He has also written two novellas in the acclaimed Fight Card series, Split Decision and A Mouth Full of Blood. He balances his time writing by contributing to the erosion of reading in America by making Television in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He’s a former musician, award-winning film maker, painter, and book cover designer. He’s been skydiving, white water rafted down the most difficult navigable river in North America, and also once met Barry Manilow. He has a very short bucket list.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Dutton Guilt Edged Mysteries. 258 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lars is a fish-out-of-water as a guardian --- he freely admits that he has never so much as taken care of a cat --- and their dangerous position as they race from New Mexico to California is somewhat alleviated by some humorously uncomfortable moments.

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