Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hit Me (Keller) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Hit Me" the 5th book in his Keller series by Lawrence Block.

Product Description


A man named Nicholas Edwards lives in New Orleans renovating houses, doing honest work and making decent money at it. Between his family and his stamp collection, all his spare time is happily accounted for. Sometimes it's hard to remember that he used to kill people for a living.

But when the nation's economy tanks, taking the construction business with it, all it takes is one phone call to drag him back into the game. It may say Nicholas Edwards on his driver's license and credit cards, but he's back to being the man he always was: Keller.

Keller's work takes him to New York, the former home he hasn't dared revisit, where his target is the abbot of a midtown monastery. Another call puts him on a West Indies cruise, with several interesting fellow passengers-the government witness, the incandescent young woman keeping the witness company, and, sharing Keller's cabin, his wife, Julia. But the high drama comes in Cheyenne, where a recent widow is looking to sell her husband's stamp collection.

About the Author

Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards and countless international prizes. The author of more than 50 books, he lives in New York City.

Product Details
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Mulholland Books; First Edition edition (February 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316127353
ISBN-13: 978-0316127356

My Review:

Keller had to retire after the events that happened in "Hit and Run" and is now living in New Orleans with his wife Julia and his daughter Jenny.  He is now known as Nicholas Edwards and renovates home and in his spare time collects stamps to add to his collection.  Then Katrina hits and the construction business is on the skids and his partner and good friend has taken another job on another construction site.

Then his old friend Dorothea Harbison now known as Dot calls him up for the blue asking him to take a job to eliminate someone for a hefty sum he agrees.

This book deals with unfaithful spouses, dirty old men, devious priests, criminal scums among other low lifes. 


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