The Exterminators: An Assassin Bug Thriller Audiobook, by Bill Fitzhugh Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Bill Fitzhugh Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Assassin Bug Thrillers Release Date: January 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481588843

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All Bob Dillon ever wanted was a truck with a big fiberglass bug on the roof. All he had to do was survive half a dozen assassination attempts, pull a $10 million con on a Bolivian drug lord, and then fall off the face of the earth with his family and his new best friend, Klaus.

Six years later, in The Exterminators, they surface in Oregon where they continue Bob’s work creating an all-natural means of pest control. But now, instead of crossbreeding different strains of assassin bugs, they’re using advanced gene sequencers to consolidate the perfect insect-killing traits into one deadly bug. There’s only one problem: with all of this seriously expensive DNA tampering, they’re running low on funds. The venture-capital outfit that wants to invest turns out to be a front for DARPA, the Department of Defense agency charged with research and development of exotic weapons. It seems the US government wants to enlist Bob, Klaus, and the bugs in the war on terror. Oh, and did we mention unlimited funding?

With an offer too good to refuse, they move to Los Angeles and get to work. Things go swimmingly until that Bolivian drug lord discovers he was conned out of his $10 million. Vowing revenge, he offers $20 million to whoever kills Bob and Klaus. Some of the world’s best assassins descend on Hollywood, and before you can say “It’s an honor just to be nominated,” the weirdness level reaches apocalyptic heights. It’s a battle pitting the Far Right against the Far Left with Bob stuck in the middle and subjected to some serious post-9/11 thinking.

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  • “Wild and clever fun.”

    - Carl Hiaasen
  • “Fitzhugh’s second comic thriller featuring bug-killer Bob Dillon has more twists and turns than a cockroach eluding a slipper…Millennial religious fanatics, the film industry, the environment, both mainstream and right-wing media, all play a part in this delightful romp.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Fitzhugh’s novels are decidedly offbeat comic thrillers, much like Tim Dorsey’s Serge Storms series, and readers who enjoy either Dorsey or Carl Hiaasen should definitely be pointed in Fitzhugh’s direction. With a plot that escalates from the funny to the borderline surreal and characters who make us laugh pretty much whenever they open their mouths, the book is a real winner.”

    - Booklist
  • “Those madcap bug-wielding assassins from Pest Control are back, and this time the stakes are higher…Despite the high body count, the knockabout drive-in movie plotting and scattershot satire (think Godzilla with a laugh track) are all in good fun.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Different from Pest Control, but still a lot of fun. "

    - Janet, 5/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not quite as good or as funny as Pest Control. It started slow, but got better as it went along after all the characters were fully flushed out and the plot got going. "

    - Glenn, 4/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Sequel to Pest Control, one of my favorites. This follow-up is not as good as the first book. I was disappointed with the story and the characters I loved so much in the first book. Not very many laugh-out-louds here. "

    - Peggy, 2/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as the first book but still very funny. "

    - Ben, 8/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Meh. I just wasn't as interested in this one. Pest Control took a while to get into, but I enjoyed it once it started moving. I started the Exterminators with enthusiasm, but I only managed to push through to the end because I don't like leaving things undone. "

    - Michael, 6/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " First off: read Pest Control before this one. It will enhance your experience. I loved Pest Control and thoroughly enjoyed following some zany characters through further adventures. It's the end of the world as we know it... "

    - Stanley, 6/11/2012

About the Author

Bill Fitzhugh, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, writes satiric crime novels, comic mysteries, and a weekly show for the Deep Tracks channel of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. His debut novel, Pest Control, was named one of Amazon’s Top 50 Mysteries in 1997, and Fender Benders won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Novel of 2001. Cross Dressing was nominated for the Barry Award and the Salt Lake County Library System’s Reader’s Choice Award, and it won the Mississippi Library Association’s 2002 Best Fiction Award.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.