Hit and Run

Hit and Run

eBook - 2008
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Keller's a hit man. For years now he's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. He's got money in the bank and just one last job standing between him and retirement. So he carries it out with his usual professionalism, and he heads home, and guess what? One more job. Paid in advance, so what's he going to do? Give the money back? In Des Moines, Keller stalks his designated target and waits for the client to give him the go-ahead. And one fine morning he's picking out stamps for his collection (Sweden 1-5, the official reprints) at a shop in Urbandale when somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio. Back at his motel, Keller's watching TV when they show the killer's face. And there's something all too familiar about that face ... Keller calls his associate, Dot, in White Plains, but there is no answer. He's stranded halfway across the country, every cop in America's just seen his picture, his ID and credit cards are no longer good, and he just spent almost all of his cash on the stamps.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2008
ISBN: 9780061671548
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PS3552.L63 H55 2008eb


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Jun 14, 2015

Hit and Run --- by --- Lawrence Block.
Block has produced another novel about executioner for hire Keller that makes you hold your breath and hope for the best for our man. Hired to kill a man in Des Moines, Keller finds himself set up, betrayed and framed, without money, on the lam, with his face pictured on every TV and in every newspaper. He must use all his ingenuity to make his way, below the radar, to his home and safe place in New York City. Only when he gets there he finds his apartment ransacked and plundered. Alone, he goes underground, furtively.
The story is a good one. Block has Keller overcome one obstacle after another. Just when he’s safe he’s not. You’ll find it hard to put this book down. For sure you’re going to tear through it real fast
The good thing about Block: he’s prolific.

Jan 02, 2013

A ready -to-retire hit man/stamp collector - what's not to like. Despite much of the book being focussed on him being on the run, the story holds together well. I particularly liked Dot, a very savvy secondary character.

Jun 30, 2012

good read

Nov 07, 2011

Over half of the book detailed how a framed hit man escaped the law and the crooks who set him up. On the run, he saved a woman under attack in a park and began a new life ... A pleasurable read.

sbkbpl Nov 11, 2010

Part of Block's series about John Keller. In this book, John is on the run as he's been framed.


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