This is another yarn about the jolly hit man and stamp collector, John Keller, who is trying to retire from his homicidal career. It is lightweight entertainment, although as usual with Keller, you need to overlook the dead bodies he leaves behind.
Anyway, out in Des Moines, Iowa, to kill some shlub, he finds himself publicized as the likely killer of a prominent politician visiting Des Moines from another state who happens to get offed while Keller is in town. Obviously, whoever sent Keller to Des Moines wants to end his career for good by getting him put away or killed by the police.
That''s the setup for what turns into a procedural detailing Keller's attempt to… Read more