By Lawrence Block
Keller is a typical man. He is going to the films, works on his stamp assortment. name him for jury accountability and he serves with no grievance. Then sometimes he will get a telephone name from White Plains that sends him flying off someplace to kill an ideal stranger. Keller is a professional and intensely solid at what he does. however the jobs have began to get it wrong. the conclusion is gradual coming but, whilst it arrives, it truly is irrefutable: somebody available in the market is attempting to hit the hit guy. Keller, God support him, has stumbled on his approach onto a person else's hit list.
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It’s good you’re not a cop, Keller. ” “I kept the pressure on until he went limp. And it would have been the most natural thing to finish the job, you know? Cut off his air a little longer. ” “And I could have left him looking like he had a heart attack and hurt himself when he fell down. Something like that. ” “And overseas as well, for all I know. ’ ” “And suppose one bullet doesn’t do it? ” “And I guess it’s a pretty severe case of suicide if the guy has to shoot himself twice. ” “I stayed with what I’d worked up while I was waiting for him to come home.
There would be other people in Hirschhorn’s office, and then he’d have to ride down on the elevator and fetch the car from where he’d parked it. He exited the lobby, walked around for twenty minutes, then collected his car and drove over the bridge into Indiana. He rode around long enough to get lost and straightened out again, then stopped at a convenience store to top up the gas tank and use the phone. “This fellow I’ve got to see,” he said. ” 26 L AW R E N C E B L O C K “We know the name of his damn dog,” Dot said.
He drove back to Kentucky, then out to Norbourne Estates and Winding Acres Drive. He passed Hirschhorn’s house and couldn’t tell if anyone was home. He circled the block and parked where he could keep an eye on the place. On his way there he’d seen school buses on their afternoon run, and, shortly after he parked and killed the engine, one evidently made a stop nearby, because kids in ones and twos and threes began to show up on Winding Acres Drive, walking along until they either turned down side streets or disappeared into houses.
Hit List by Lawrence Block