Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hit Me (Keller #5) by Lawrence Block

Keller was retired and meant to be a good husband and father living a regular life.  But the economy tanked...

Mr. Block sent me a complimentary copy of his ebook (thank you).  It has been published by Mulholland Books, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I never wanted to see Keller retire.  He's an odd creature who killed people and then "erased" the photo of them from his brain.  He never felt bad, it was just a job.  A job that paid well, grant you.  And when he decided to leave it, he didn't regret it.  However, being Nicholas Edward and refurbishing and revitalizing houses in New Orleans was a good career until the funding sources dried up.  He didn't really need more money, they could get by.  But he didn't like being bored.  And, then one day, he gets a phone call.

Dot had retired, too.  But some of her old friends had found her again and she had a job if he had a desire.  He was surprised to find he did.  He may be a married man with a child, but his old job was a challenge and gave him a spark of life he couldn't find elsewhere.

Watching where Mr. Block takes him, learning more about stamps, and even adding his wife to the cruise ship trip makes interesting reading.  I wonder if he will leave Keller now or continue this series, maybe with his wife more involved.  Who knows what the author has bubbling in the brain box he's got?  We'll just have to wait and see what comes next.  In the meantime, here's a good read to keep you busy now.

Happy reading.

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