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Book Information: Hit Parade

Hit Parade (2006) [Novel]
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Series: Keller
Part: 3

Summary (From the publisher):

John Keller is everyone's favorite hit man: a new kind of hero for a new, uncertain age. He's cool. Reliable. A real pro: the hit man's hit man. The inconvenient wife, the aging sports star, the business partner, the retiree with a substantial legacy. He's taken care of them all, quietly and efficiently.

Keller's got a code of honor, though he'd never call it that. And he keeps the job strictly business. "What happens is you wind up thinking of each subject not as a person to be killed but as a problem to be solved. Now there are guys doing this who cope with it by making it personal. They find a reason to hate the guy they have to kill. I don't know what's a sin and what isn't, or if one person deserves to go on living and another deserves to have his life ended. Sometimes I think about stuff like that, but as far as working it all out in my mind, well, I never seem to get anywhere."

But while Keller might be a pragmatic and crack assassin, he's also prone to doubts and loneliness just like everybody else. There was a psychotherapist once. A dog. Even a woman. And though he's got Dot, his wisecracking contact and sometimes confidante, and his precious stamp collection, these days, it doesn't seem to be enough.

Keller's been at this business a long while. Just maybe it's time to pack it in and find a nice little house in the desert. Only problem is, retirement takes money. And to get money, he's got to go to work. . . .

Original title: Hit Parade
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

Edition #1: Hit Parade

Hit Parade (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Hit Parade (July 3, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0060840889
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 1.1 in
Pages: 304

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