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Keller is your basic urban Lonely Guy.He makes a decent wage, lives in a nice apartment.Works the crossword puzzle. Watches a little TV. Until the phone rings and he packs a suitcase, gets on a plane, flies halfway across the country...and kills somebody. It's a living. But is it a life? Keller's not sure. He goes to a shrink, but it doesn't work out the way he planned. He gets a dog, he gets a girlfriend. He gets along.
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Keller is your basic urban Lonely Guy.He makes a decent wage, lives in a nice apartment.Works the crossword puzzle. Watches a little TV. Until the phone rings and he packs a suitcase, gets on a plane, flies halfway across the country...and kills somebody. It's a living. But is it a life? Keller's not sure. He goes to a shrink, but it doesn't work out the way he planned. He gets a dog, he gets a girlfriend. He gets along.
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The Barnes & Noble Review
February 1998

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block has been awarded every major mystery prize. With more than 50 published works, he is considered by many to be the ultimate voice in mystery; The Wall Street Journal calls him "one of the very best writers working the beat." Block's latest novel, Hit Man, is already winning praise from critics and fans alike.

During his incredibly prolific career, Block has created a memorable cast of recurring characters who have mesmerized his legions of fans. The latest addition to Block's list of memorable characters is Keller, a cool, confident, competent, and reliable hit man.

A precise professional, Keller, a native New Yorker, weaves in and out of assignments and personae with remarkable ease. Always armed with an alias and plausible stories when he is dispatched to remote locations, Keller epitomizes the professional hit man. But Keller does stand out. A complicated man, guarded and reclusive, Keller is prone to loneliness, self-doubt, and career worries; he is sort of a wistful murderer. He may be a killer — and this becomes quite obvious as we accompany him on his rounds — but he is also an all-too-human being.

Hit Man clearly displays the qualities that distinguish Lawrence Block's award-winning fiction — the intelligence, the wicked cleverness, the outright humor. But above all, Block writes with the true-grit sense of humanity that has become his trademark.

Boston Herald
Leave it to Lawrence Block to write a knock-out novel about a hit man staggering through a midlife crisis. . .Block deliversa one-two punch of humor and introspection. . .Along the way, readers will find themselves analyzing why they are eager forthe killer to discover inner peace.
San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
An odd and appealing combination of the hard-boiled, the surreal and the whimsical. Keller grows on us, story by story. ..But he is also a cold-blooded killer. . .Unlike Keller, who likes movies where you can tell who the good guys are, Blocksfans can grateful for a book in which you can't always tell which is which.
NY Times Book Review
A killer named Keller reacts to a midcareer crisis by becoming involved in the lives of his intended targets, in a series of murderous adventures that are both funny and full of rue.
Anthony Neil Smith
I think it's one of Block's best....Keller is having an existential crisis. He wonders if his work defines him, if he chose the job or the job chose him. Can he be happy as anything other than a killer?....This one's worth the trip into the dark corners of Keller's soul. A great book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061796685
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Series: Keller Series , #1
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 18,274
  • File size: 614 KB

Meet the Author

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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Chapter One

Answers to Soldier


Keller flew United to Portland. He read a magazine on the leg from JFK to O'Hare, ate lunch on the ground, and watched the movie on the nonstop flight from Chicago to Portland. It was a-quarter to three local time when he carried his hand luggage off the plane, and then he had only an hour's wait before his connecting flight to Roseburg.

But when he got a look at the size of the plane he walked over to the Hertz desk and told them he wanted a car for a few days. He showed them a driver's license and a credit card and they let him have a Ford Taurus with thirty-two hundred miles on the clock. He didn't bother trying to refund his Portland-to-Roseburg ticket.

The Hertz clerk showed him how to get on 1-5. Keller pointed the car in the right direction and set the cruise control three miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Everybody else was going a few miles an hour faster than that, but he was in no hurry, and he didn't want to invite a dose look at his driver's license. It was probably all right, but why ask for trouble?

It was still light out when he took the off ramp for the second Roseburg exit. He had a reservation at the Douglas Inn, a Best Western on Stephens Street. He found it without any trouble. They had him in a ground-floor room in the front, and he had them change it to one a flight up in the rear.

He unpacked, showered. The phone book had a street map of downtown Roseburg, and he studied it, getting his bearings, then tore it out and took it with him when he went out for a walk. The little print shop was only a few blocks away on Jackson, two doors in from thecomer, between a tobacconist and a photographer with his window full of wedding pictures. A sign in Quik Print's window offered a special on wedding invitations, perhaps to catch the eye of bridal couples making arrangements with the photographer.

Quik Print was dosed, of course, as were the tobacconist and the photographer and the credit jeweler next door to the photographer and, as far as Keller, could tell, everybody else in the neighborhood. He didn't stick around long. Two blocks away he found a Mexican restaurant that looked dingy enough to be authentic. He bought a local paper from the coin box out front and read it while he ate his chicken enchiladas. The food was good, and ridiculously inexpensive. If the place were in New York, he thought, everything would be three or four times as much and there'd be a line in front.

The waitress was a slender blonde, not Mexican at all. She had short hair and granny glasses and an overbite, and she sported an engagement ring on the appropriate finger, a diamond solitaire with a tiny stone. Maybe she and her fiance had picked it out at the credit jeweler's, Keller thought. Maybe the photographer next door would take their wedding Pictures. Maybe they'd get Burt Engleman to print their wedding invitations. Quality printing, reasonable rates, service you can count on.

In the morning he returned to Quik Print and looked in the window. A woman with brown hair was sitting at a gray metal desk, talking on the telephone. A man in shirtsleeves stood at a copying machine. He wore hom-rimmed glasses with round lenses and his hair was cropped short on his egg-shaped head. He was balding, and that made him look older, but Keller knew he was only thirty-eight.

Keller stood in front of the jeweler's and pictured the waitress and her fiance picking out rings. They'd have a double-ring ceremony, of course, and there would be something engraved on the inside of each of their wedding bands, something no one else would ever see. Would they live in an apartment? For a while, he decided, until they saved the down payment for a starter home. That was the phrase you saw in real estate ads and Keller liked it. A starter home, something to practice on until you got the hang of it.

At a drugstore on the next block, he bought an unlined paper tablet and a black felt-tipped pen. He used four sheets of paper before he was pleased with the result. Back at Quik Print, he showed his work to the brown-haired woman.

"My dog ran off," he explained. "I thought I'd get some flyers printed, post them around town."

LOST DOG, he'd printed. PART GER. SHEPHERD. ANSWERS TO SOLDIER. CALL 555-1904.

"I hope you get him back," the woman said. "Is it a him? Soldier sounds like a male dog, but it doesn't say."

"It's a male," Keller said. "Maybe I should have specified."

"It's probably not important. Did you want to offer a reward? People usually do, though I don't know if it makes any difference. If I found somebody's dog, I wouldn't care about a reward. I'd just want to get him back with his owner."

"Everybody's not as decent as you are," Keller said. 'Maybe I should say something about a reward. I didn't even think of that." He put his palms on the desk and leaned forward, looking down at the sheet of paper. "I don't know," he said. "It looks kind of homemade, doesn't it? Maybe I should have you set it in type, do it right. What do you think?"

"I don't know," she said. "Ed? Would you come and take a look at this, please?"

The man in the horn-rims came over and said he thought a hand-lettered look was best for a lost-dog notice. "It makes it more personal," he said. "I could do it in type for you, but I think people would respond to it better as it is. Assuming somebody finds the dog, that is."

Hit Man. Copyright © by Lawrence Block. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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Interviews & Essays

On February 17th, the barnesandnoble.com Author Auditorium welcomed Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block, who discussed his new book, HIT MAN.



Moderator: Welcome, Lawrence Block! Thank you for joining us online tonight. How is everything?

Lawrence Block: So far so good. Glad to be here.


Brownlie from Hiawatha, IA: I would like you to come to the Midwest on a book tour. I know you were in Chicago a few years ago, but how much of a chance is there that you will be in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids? I really do enjoy all of your novels, but Matthew Scudder is my favorite. Many, many times I would like to have been able to sit down and talk to Jim Farber. Is he patterned after someone you know? Much more success and travels to you. Keep writing and come to Iowa.

Lawrence Block: I'll be touring in July and probably in October, but I don't know where or when. I'd like to get to Iowa one of these times. And no, Jim Faber's not based on anybody in particular.


Sergio Pinheiro Lopes from Brazil: Dear Mr. Block, I was very pleased to receive your newsletter today, and luckily it was on the same day you're scheduled to be on the Internet. I saw no mention of plans to visit Brazil. Will this visit take place? And if so, when? If you do come there will only be 46 countries left to visit. Good hearing from you again. All the best.

Lawrence Block: Hi, Sergio! Great to talk to you like this. I may be coming to Brazil in the fall. My publishers there are trying to fix a date. Hope so.


hmmm, how 'bout Edgar? from Amityville, NY: So, what do you mystery folk talk about at the numerous dinners, Mystery Writers meetings, and awards banquets you attend together? Do you like to sit with the same crew of fellow writers all the time? Who's at your table?

Lawrence Block: I won't even be going this year. Lynne and I will be on a cruise; we booked it before I found out I was nominated for an Edgar.


Rebecca from Peoria, IL: I still miss your column in Writers Digest and come back often to SPIDER, SPIN ME A WEB and TELLING LIES FOR FUN & PROFIT. Any chance for another writing book in the near future?

Lawrence Block: Thanks, Rebecca. I have a book called WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE that I want to revise and reprint, but don't know when I'll get around to it.


Brownlie from Hiawatha, IA: Since you have started to write your books by longhand, I wondered if this is how you manage to do so much writing and traveling? If I am ever in New York and you are at the same time, do you ever visit the Matthew and Bernie park benches on a regular schedule? In other words, if a person receives your newsletter forever, how can we ever get to meet you?? Thanks.

Lawrence Block: Best way to meet me is at a signing or reading. That's when I'm accessible to fans; otherwise, I keep my private life private.


Rory from Florida: Hey Lawrence, I have two questions for you: 1)What do you like most about New York? 2)What are your future plans for writing? Thanks a bunch!!!!

Lawrence Block: I just love the energy of New York. I travel as much as I can. but this is home. Far as future plans, I have TANNER ON ICE coming out in July, EVERYBODY DIES in October. And I don't know what I'll write next, but it will probably be a Burglar book.


Sharon from Oyster Bay, NY: Will we see any of your books on the big screen in the near future?

Lawrence Block: Could be. HIT MAN has been optioned, and we're very close to a deal for a Scudder movie.


Marti from Haverford, PA: Why did you decide to create a new character? Will we see any more of Keller?

Lawrence Block: I wrote a story about Keller, and I found I kept having more to say about him. I hope there'll be more stories in the future.


Charles from Plano, TX: Congrats on another Edgar nomination! Of all your numerous literary accomplishments, do you put one above the rest?

Lawrence Block: Thanks so much! I'm usually fondest of the most recent book, and right now I'm very high on EVERYBODY DIES.


Gregory from Jackson Hole, WY: Do you have any words of wisdom for an aspiring mystery writer?

Lawrence Block: Write what you want to. Write the way you want to write it.


Mark from NYC: You've been in this auditorium twice now as a guest! How much has the Internet impacted your life, or your career at least, in this past year? Thanks!

Lawrence Block: Not too much, I don't think. I use email a lot but don't surf the Web a great deal.


Moxie from Avon, CT: Mr. Block, this is an honor to be able to ask you a question. Any plans for having Scudder fall off the wagon? Thanks.

Lawrence Block: The thing about Scudder is I never know what he's going to do next. And if I did I wouldn't tell you. . .


Hector from New Haven, CT: Bernie Rhodenbarr is a sort of endearing fellow, a very likable criminal. I've only read these mysteries so far, of all your books. From what I hear, Keller is much more hard-boiled. Where did he come from? How do you switch psyches to write a "meaner, more gritty" character like this? Thank you!

Lawrence Block: It seems very natural for me to write about very different characters. But I'm a pretty weird guy. . .


Montana Jones from Haverford, PA: How can I get a subscription to your newsletter?

Lawrence Block: Nothing easier. Just email me your name and postal mailing address at LawBloc@aol.com and keep me up to date on address changes. Newsletter's free, and it comes via snail mail.


Hughes from Jacksonville, FLA: How different is Keller from Scudder?

Lawrence Block: Very different, and the book's different in tone, more ironic.


Georgina R. from Passaic, NJ: How long have you had your mustache? It is quite becoming on you. =)

Lawrence Block: Why, thanks, Georgina! Had it since mid-'94.


Brownlie from Hiawatha, IA: I loved HIT MAN, and just when I thought he was going to go soft, oops, he garrotted someone else. Keep up the good work, and write more and more.Thanks

Lawrence Block: Thanks!


Dennis and Melissa from Victoria, TX: We are huge fans of your books, especially the Scudder series. As an exercise we adapted THE MERCIFUL ANGEL OF DEATH as a teleplay, and it works wonderfully. Are there any plans to make any TV movies or feature films of any of the Scudder stories?

Lawrence Block: Possible feature -- the deal's in the formative stages.


Mark from NYC: You write with wry irony and humor at times. It seems that some of the gruesome stories that splash the pages of our city tabloids are too upsetting, too morally shocking and saddening to be fitted with a wry tone of voice. Do you lay off writing about any particular type of crime? Or is the truth and what is actually happening your only denominator?

Lawrence Block: Hard to answer that. In EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE, Scudder keeps noticing the crimes in the tabloids; each time I wrote a chapter, I just listed ones that had been in the paper the day before.


Bradley from Queens, NY: What is your opinion of the NYPD? Do you have a lot of police officer friends?

Lawrence Block: I've known a few cops over the years. My experiences with the NYPD have all been positive ones.


NellieOlsen from Tannersville, PA: Have you ever killed off one of your main characters, someone you've worked with for several texts? I don't know how any author could have the ability to do such a thing. Just curious if you ever found a way to do that that didn't leave you wishing he/she was still alive.

Lawrence Block: Well, you can't make an omelet without breaking the occasional egg. But I've been sorry that I killed Abel Crowe, the fence in THE BURGLAR WHO STUDIED SPINOZA. I miss him. But let's keep one thing straight. I didn't kill him. The murderer killed him.


Deej Barens from New Westminster, BC: I was ecstatic to read in your latest newsletter about the new Evan Tanner book. Would it give too much away to say how you managed to bring him into the '90s, without him working from an old-age home? :)

Lawrence Block: It would give too much away. Let's just say it was ingenious.


Sheri from California (@work): Good evening. How difficult was it "growing" Keller from a short-story character into one who could carry a full-length novel?

Lawrence Block: Not difficult at all. From the second story, I realized I was writing a novel on the installment plan, and it worked out quite easily.


Frankie from NYC: Do you prefer writing short stories or writing full-length novels?

Lawrence Block: Well, short stories provide something closer to instant gratification. There's always an aspect of trench warfare in a novel.


Dennis and Melissa from Victoria, TX: How many emails do you get per day, and what percentage do you answer? What is your criteria for a personal answer?

Lawrence Block: I don't keep count. And a lot depends on how busy I am.


Marcus from Bellingham, WA: How autobiographical are your characters?

Lawrence Block: Not too.


Phyllis from Atlanta, GA: Please, please tell me that your new book is another Matt Scudder novel. I never get enough of him. Although the books are always exciting, they are also like donning a pair of well-broken-in, comfortable old shoes. I can also count on Matt to make me aware of one of life's little lessons and even life's little rewards. Thank you for giving me, my brothers, and many of my friends, our friend, Matt Scudder.

Lawrence Block: EVERYBODY DIES, coming in October, is indeed a Scudder novel.


Manley from USA: Do you read a lot of fiction?

Lawrence Block: Not too much these days.


Mark from Denver, CO: What can we expect next from Lawrence Block?

Lawrence Block: If you find out, lemme know. . .


Francesca Ortiz from Ft. Worth, TX: Have you read Ed McBain's (AKA Evan Hunter) new book? THE LAST BEST HOPE, I think it is called. Just looking for an early review. Thanks! I see he's a friend of yours.

Lawrence Block: Haven't read it yet, but I'll be eager to. HIT MAN is dedicated to him, you know.


Nicole from Iowa: Who is your favorite mystery writer?

Lawrence Block: Why, I am, Nicole. Thought you knew that.


Paul from NYC: Hello Lawrence, I am a big fan of your writing. I go to Armstrong's on 57th Street all the time, and I was wondering if you frequent that establishment, like your characters?

Lawrence Block: Sure, when I'm in the neighborhood. Good place.


Alex Mannias from Buffalo, NY: So do you like this new character you've created? Good to have him around?

Lawrence Block: Yes, I do. He's a sort of Urban Lonely Guy of assassins, and I like his attitude.


Melissa and Dennis from Victoria, TX: What experience(s), event, role model, etc. led you to know that you wanted to and could write? When did you start writing stories?

Lawrence Block: I don't know what let me know this was something I could do, but it happened in 11th grade when I started having fun with my assignments in English class. That's also around the time when I started reading contemporary American literature, and the idea of writing came to me, and I knew it was what I wanted to do. And within a couple of years I was doing it professionally.


Tim from NYC: Are you happy writing full time?

Lawrence Block: It sure beats working for a living.


Moxie from Avon, CT: Ever consider having two characters meet in a book, like Scudder and Bernie the Burglar? Thanks for the newsletter.

Lawrence Block: Couldn't happen. They live in two entirely different worlds. I've wanted to have Bernie and Donald E. Westlake's Dortmunder get together, but Don's too busy; I can't get him to play.


Brownlie from Hiawatha, IA: Finally, someone had a really good name for those wretched little white packing deals. My eight- and six- year-old grandchildren loved it. Ghost turds, how brilliant!

Lawrence Block: I didn't invent that, but I'm fond of it.


Todd from Hollywood, CA: Have you ever done any screenwriting?

Lawrence Block: Not really. There have been times I wanted to, but they're gone.


Rebecca from Peoria, IL: What do you do to recharge your creative batteries? Movies, different types of books, sports, theater?

Lawrence Block: I travel a lot. Or, as an alternative, I sink into an abysmal depression.


Melissa and Dennis from Victoria, TX: How do you do research for your books? Is there a process like "method writing"? PS -- Melissa cannot see anyone but Nick Nolte in the Scudder role. What do you think?

Lawrence Block: Nolte's not a bad choice at all. And what I use most in writing is imagination, and I can't really explain how that works.


Sheri from San Jose, CA: Tease us a bit more about EVERYBODY DIES...

Lawrence Block: Well, what shall I say? It's dark and violent. How's that?


Deej Barens from New Westminster, BC (again): Ever get feedback from Sue Grafton on your references to her books in THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS? (BTW: I started reading her books after that, I figured if she was worthy of a mention or 12 by you, she must be good ;) )

Lawrence Block: Sue's a good friend. And, as you've already found out, a splendid writer.


Dennis & Melissa from Victoria, TX: How much rewriting is there from first draft to finished product on a novel?

Lawrence Block: I don't rewrite a great deal, unless something goes wrong. If all goes well, my first draft is what you wind up reading.


Bobby from Houston, TX: You coming to Texas to read?

Lawrence Block: Well, I'd like to. I always have a good time in Texas, and I've been at Murder by the Book in Houston many times.


Chuck from New Jersey: No question, just want to tell you I am a big fan!

Lawrence Block: Hey, thanks very much!


Moxie from Avon, CT: How often do you write a story for Ellery Queen?

Lawrence Block: How often I write short stories depends on what ideas I happen to get. I have a story in the new issue of Ellery Queen, and I've got one scheduled in their Christmas issue. And I hope to do more.


Rebecca from Peoria, IL: There is so much variety in the mystery genre these days and so many talented new writers breaking into print. Can you name a couple of new writers who deserve more attention?

Lawrence Block: You know, I really hate to say anything nice about another writer, because all it means is I'll make enemies of all the people I don't mention. That said, I'll say that I have a lot of admiration for Harlan Coben. He has strange taste in neckties, however.


Patrick from South Jersey: Do you listen to any music while writing? If so, what kind? Thanks!

Lawrence Block: Never when I'm working. I just find it intrusive. I like jazz and classical music and country and folk, but not when I'm working.


Moxie from Avon, CT: Last question from me: Is Mick Ballou in the new Scudder book? Thanks for being here.

Lawrence Block: Mick Ballou has a major role in EVERYBODY DIES.


Moderator: Thank you for joining us tonight. Any closing comments?

Lawrence Block: This was fun. I'll just close by reminding people that my newsletter, which is free and worth every penny, comes out once or twice a year; just email me at LawBloc@aol.com and give your name and mailing address, as it's only available by snail mail.


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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Loved this book! A great read

    Loved this book. The main character; Keller is a hitman that's not exactly what you'd expect. As he travels to do his job, he routinely fantasizes about settling down in work locale. It's an offbeat and entertaining read. I always love to find a book like this that doesn't follow the normal and expected format of things. Grab a copy and enjoy!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2008

    A CAN'T MISS!!!

    This was my first Lawrence Block book I read. And I must say this Keller guy cracks me up. This assassin is one the most funniest characters I ever read. All due to Block's witty prose. And I tell you, I'm hooked to his stuff. So give it try, it's worth it.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    Readable...just not a great read.

    Story was very disjointed. After finishing I found this was because it was a collection of short stories featuring the main character. Some scenes moved right into another with no warning---or spacing---and more than a few times I had to stop and re-read a section to discern what was happening.

    Keller is an interesting enough character, as is the secretary of his "handler" (though we never meet that gentleman).

    If they polished up the Nook version and made it clear that it was a series of seperate stories, then it would have been much better. Kind of interested in reading the next book, but only if it's a solid, single story.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    Incredible

    I enjoyed every page of this book except the last. I hated to see it end. A character and humor to which almost everyone can relate. I look forward to reading Hit List as soon as I can pick up a copy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2003

    An introspective masterpiece

    This is a phenomenonally enjoyable read because it is such a humorous introspection into the nature of humankind. Keller, who is unapologizingly lethal, and who is paid well for it, is at the same time a very likeable character that anybody can identify with. He experiences the same problems that everyone else does, and the fact that he is a hitman somehow becomes secondary to his search for a greater fulfillment out of life. Block created a character as charming and likeable as any classic hero, but the amazing thing about this is that Keller is not, by any means, heroic. This is honestly the most entertaining book I have ever read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2006

    great but missing only one thing

    although lawrence block is a suberb writer and the plot is fantastic, he is only short on one thing in this book. the writing is unique and it is a real page turner with suspense and action happening everywhere. the only thing wrong with the book is that the main character, joh keller, isnt developed very well and u somewhat dont really get to know him until you read 'Hit Parade' which is probably his best book out of the three.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    good

    I have read two books in this series and enjoyed them both. The books in this series may not be what you expect so i recomend reading the free sample before buying. I am hooked and will read them all!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    CHECK THIS OUT!

    this books is amazing! block does a great job in description, and in the charaters personailty and traits,

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Do not recommend.

    Do not recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    To anonymouse

    Nothing. Scott was my slave once, he is just a sick idiot that wants to be made to act like a baby so he cant control his bladder and for some reason wants his gen<_>itals cut off. Just ignore the sicko.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Anonymouse to Anonymous

    ((What did he do?))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Anonymous

    Get Scott from 'Oliver Twist' res 1, take him to a secure location (not here), embarass him (put him in a diaper, make him pee or poop his pants, rape him, etc.), torture him, and at the very end, cut his balls off and take him as your personal slave. I know this seems demented but it is a fair trade for a series of pranks he pulled on me in real life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Zolo and death the kid to 47

    Wants to fight 47

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Agent 47

    Welcome to my hitman rp. You can be a character from the game or an oc. If your an oc just tell about your character. If you diebyou respawn. Join in result 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    It was just ok

    It was ok

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  • Posted April 6, 2013

    Great Story

    I purchased this book with great trepidation. Wasn't sure what to expect. The story line was interesting, and even though many readers complained about the disjointedness, it made you pay attention. I did have a problem with the coldness that came across through Keller. But I guess what can you expect from an assassin. Hopefully, as I read on in the series Keller will be developed more thoroughly. The only mistake I found in the book was Block stating he inserted a new "clip" in his gun. It's not a clip but a "magazine".

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Not worth reading.

    The dumbest book I have ever read, if I want to read about stamp collecting, I'll buy a stamp book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Minus star

    no plot; not good at all

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    An interedting read

    While this book cannot be billed as a book to be enjoyed by everyone, I have to say that it wasnt so bad. Keller is an interesting guy with an interesting job but that may not be enough to keep peoples attention. Also, what the heck happened between Keller and Andrin??? I would never let someone walk out with my dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Hfjd

    Dis book is really really good. I was expecding id do be nod all dad good but id really was. Sorry aboud da wriding cuz da ledder bedween da r and da y is broken ggggrrrrrr dis sucks bud i am definadely gunna read da nexd book!!!! uuuugggggghhhhhh why couldn'd id be da z or da x or someding no one ever uses?!?!?!?!?!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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