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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,032 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Keller’s Greatest Hits Series Release Date:
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Keller’s a hit man. For years now he’s had places to go and people to kill.

But enough is enough. He’s got money in the bank and just one last job standing between him and retirement. So he carries it out with his usual professionalism, he heads home, and guess what?

One more job.

The job is paid in advance, so what’s he going to do, give the money back? In Des Moines, Keller stalks his designated target and waits for the client to give him the go-ahead. One fine morning he’s picking out stamps for his collection (Sweden 1-5, the official reprints) at a shop in Urbandale when somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio.

Back at his motel, Keller’s watching television when they show the killer’s face—and there’s something all too familiar about that face.

Keller calls his associate Dot in White Plains, but there is no answer. He’s stranded halfway across the country, 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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Block’s trademark blend of humor and violence is a good fit for the deadpan Keller…One of the crime genre’s most unusual antiheroes.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The wry observations throughout, uttered by Keller as well as the other two main characters, will keep you smiling until your cheeks hurt.”

    New York Sun

  • “A knockout…Block delivers a one-two punch of humor and introspection.”

    Boston Herald

  • “One of the best novels of the summer season. Block remains a true master of the crime genre.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “If there is one crime writer currently capable of matching the noirish legacies of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, it’s Lawrence Block.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “With Lawrence Block, one of the most prolific mystery writers alive, it’s always been plotting, and a clever ear for dialogue, that illuminates the inner regions of his characters’ souls.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer 

  • “As entertaining as we’ve come to expect from Block’s books.”

    Charlotte Observer

  • “Brisk, suspenseful, and funny.”

    Library Journal 

  • “Block treats both his unlikely hero’s initial flight and his attempt to establish a new identity in such painstaking detail that they become riveting…From the first, Keller assumes this hit will be his last case. Readers can only hope it isn’t so.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • CWA Gold Dagger Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dugger | 2/10/2014

    " Decent story with good twists. Not sure if we'll see another Keller book after this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gerald | 2/9/2014

    " It was a great treat to read an inverted story, where the criminal was the good guy, the hero for whom you rooted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Syd_loves2read | 2/1/2014

    " Great book, with just the right hummor, and thrill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/23/2014

    " This hit man series is very entertaining. Block wrote a Burglar series that was funny too. I don't usually like funny mysteries but this had enough other things. "

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