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When Keller gets off a plane in Louisville, ready to do the job he's been hired for, something about it feels wrong from the start. And when two people are killed in the motel room he's just vacated, he realizes he narrowly missed a setup, but can't figure out why. Then he goes to Boston to do another job, and afterwards dines in a coffee shop where another patron has the misfortune of leaving with Keller's raincoat:
The Globe didn't have it. But there it was in the Herald, a small story on a back page, a man found dead on Boston Common, shot twice in the head with a small-caliber weapon.Keller's agent, Dot, puts the pieces--including the death of another contract killer she books occasionally--together and comes up with the seemingly crazy idea that a greedy hit man is knocking off the competition. In between other legit hits, romancing a commitment-shy artist, visiting an astrologer, and a long stint on jury duty, Keller slowly moves closer to the faceless nemesis he and Dot dub "Roger." But it's Dot, the woman of action, who figures out what to do about him. Though Hit List is too introspective to be a caper novel, and too funny to be noir, it's bound to find a rapt audience with fans of both subgenres. After two such engaging books, can Hit Parade be far behind? --Barrie Trinkle --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Keller could picture the poor bastard, lying face-down on the grass, the rain washing relentlessly down on him. He could picture the dead man's coat, too. The Herald didn't say anything about a coat, but that didn't matter. Keller could picture it all the same.
When I first read 'Hitman' I couldn't wait until I got the chance to read 'Hitlist'. When I did, it was great. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2005 by Adan Rott
Brutally slow in developing. I gave it 75 pages and I had to stop wasting my time. Keller is BORING! What a lame central character. Read morePublished on June 11 2004
Some parts of this book are really interesting and a great read while others you are fighting not to fall asleep as they are so boring. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by James N Simpson
I looked forward to reading this book after I read "Hit Man." At best, it was average, with too many Abbott and Costello routines mixed in. Read morePublished on April 21 2003 by M. P. Procter Sr.
I bought this because of a rave review, and wasn't disappointed. It's a well crafted page-turner with a thoughtful subtext about the banality of evil. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2002 by Joe Haldeman
As I was glimpsing through the Mystery section of my local bookstore, i looked at a title. "Hit List". I read the back and it looks interesting. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2002
Avoid it,do not buy it, take a long walk, even talk to your ex(if you re divorced or seperated) you might find it less painfull.A total joke and waste of time and money. Read morePublished on July 30 2002
WHAT UNADULTERATED DRIVEL, A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME!
THIS IS SO OUT OF CHARACTER WITH LAWERENCE BLOCK'S NORMAL WORK THAT I DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE IT. Read more
This is the slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-w-w-w-w-est novel I've ever read, and that includes all of Dickens and Hardy. At least Dickens writes interesting dialogue. Read morePublished on July 2 2002