Hit Me by Lawrence Block. Its the latest in his Keller series. Keller is a hitman who contracts out through his broker Dot, 60 something widow with all the contacts from her late husband. The Keller books are essentially short stories with each chapter a different hit. The killing is all implied, its not literary gore at all and the real attraction of the books is the dialogue between Keller and Dot, his wife and others. The closest I can come to putting a face to it would be Christopher Walken and the stilted, quirky way he converses. Walken would be a great Keller, too bad he isnt 20 years younger but I suppose it doesnt matter as Hollywood will destroy it by casting Ryan Gosling or some other totally inappropriate character. Keller is also an avid stamp collector so alot of the book between killings is him on the hunt for stamps. This is not the best of the Keller books but its enjoyable and its a fast read as its written in short bites perfect for travelling and reading between stops.
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