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.
©2000 Lawrence Block (P)2005 Recorded Books
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I loved this serie but this book was really hard to finish. It felt like the hit man was under therapy and was being analyzed and judged. Not my favorite, waste of credit...
"Gallows humour at its best"
The dry humour and the dry wit.
The overall plot is less important than the mini-plots as Keller's ingenious plans unfold, while negotiating this dangerous profession.
He perfectly captured Keller's dead-pan dry humour.
Just sheer enjoyment, transports you out of your daily humdrum life and keeps you on the edge of your seat rooting for Keller, while also caring about some of the victims (but not too much).
Keller's sense of place: I love New York and stories set in New York. I discovered Keller years ago. Being able to enjoy Keller in another medium was such a treat (not always a given). In this case it was a Bull's Eye.
If it wasn't for George Guildall I wouldn't have been able to make it through this book. Enough with the stamps!
"It was surprisingly funny and witty in places"
I am not sure if my friends read the same type of stuff I do, but I would recommend it just for the narrator and dialogue.
George Guidall could read a physics text book and make it interesting.
Great Suspense Novel
Always a good storr from this author
He's one of the best in the business. Great voice, easy to listen to, great acting out the different voices of characters. Top Notch. The author thinking he could replace George Guidall on the next book is just beyond ridiculous.
Author is great author and George Guidall is a great reader. HOWEVER AUTHOR IS NOT A GOOD READER, HE HAS A WHINEY NASALY VOICE AND DOES NOT DO ANY OF THE CHARACTERS SO DONT GET THE NEXT BOOK THAT HE READS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH AND I RETURNED IT
"It's hard to be a Hit Man out there...."
Love the character of Keller.....he just goes along clamly killing people and he is so inventive!
Plot was great enough to have me obtain the second book...good one also.
Killing the guy in the restaurant was very ingenious.....I always thought hit men just shot people.
I listened to it in a cuple of days and looked forward to getting back to it each time.
If a series about a killer can be "gentle" this is it.
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