Hit And Run

Hit And Run

Paperback - 2009
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For years now Keller's had places to go and people to kill.

But enough is enough. Just one more job--paid in advance--and he's going to retire. Waiting in Des Moines for the client's go-ahead, Keller's picking out stamps for his collection at a shop in Urbandale when somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio. Back at his motel, Keller sees the killer's face broadcast on TV. A face he's seen quite often. Every morning. In the mirror.

Keller calls his associate Dot in White Plains, but there's no answer. He's stranded halfway across the country, and every cop in America has 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.

Now what?

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2009
ISBN: 9780060840914


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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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