Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hit List

Hit List (Keller, #2)Hit List by Lawrence Block
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Keller continues on his career path as a professional killer. He has casual relationships with two women, gets picked for jury duty, continues building his stamp collection, and gets weirdly interested in astrology, all the while things start going wrong. Targets die before he can hit them, people around him turn up dead, and all signs point to someone gunning for Keller himself...

Lawrence Block does it again. If anything, Keller seemed more human and relatable in this book than in Hit Man. His relationship with his astrologer is fairly touching. Dot, his employer, cracks me up whenever Keller goes up to White Plains to see her, which is fairly often. The ways Keller "finalizes the sales" are well-done. Block's writing is as snappy as it always is.

Hit List is another satisfying entry in the saga of John Keller. Looks like I'll be hunting down the other two now.

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