His id and credit cards are no longer good, and he just spent almost all of his cash on the stamps. Now what? A face he's seen quite often. For years now Keller's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. Every morning. Back at his motel, Keller sees the killer's face broadcast on TV. Just one more job—paid in advance—and he's going to retire.
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If the price is right. Like the rest of us, Keller's starting to worry about his retirement. After all, he's not getting any younger. A bit lonely, sometimes. Industrious. His nest egg needs fattening up. Of course, being less choosy means taking greater risks—and that could buy Keller some big trouble. And a determined self-motivator can make a killing.
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Keller's work takes him to new York, the former home he hasn't dared revisit, where his target is the abbot of a midtown monastery. But the high drama comes in Cheyenne, where a recent widow is looking to sell her husband's stamp collection. In hit me, legendary edgar grandmaster and New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block returns to one of his most beloved characters.
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Another call puts him on a west indies cruise, and, his wife, the incandescent young woman keeping the witness company, sharing Keller's cabin, with several interesting fellow passengers-the government witness, Julia.
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Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection.
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. And kills somebody.
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He knows how it works. Usually there’s someone ready to point him toward the target. Or, bare minimum, a name and address. Not this time. Or he’ll have a photo, say. They don’t think they should like the guy—but they just can’t help themselves. Cover design by Adil Dara. Well, okay. In this brand-new novella, everyone’s favorite assassin for hire, is Chicago-bound on Amtrak's City of New Orleans, Keller, ready to do what he does best.
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. This is a city that seduces dreamers. Is scouring the hell called Hell's Kitchen looking for anything that might resemble a lead.
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Tom nolan, wall street journalfacing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. One of them may be a killer, but that's not necessarily Scudder's greatest danger. Right up there with Mr. When scudder's childhood friend jack ellery is murdered, Scudder reluctantly begins his own investigation, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins, with just one lead: Ellery's Alcoholics Anonymous list of people he wronged.
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So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in. And what's worse, no one cares -- except Matthew Scudder. The ex-cop-turned-private-eye is no conscientious avenging angel. And the more "clients", he figured, the more money -- and more people eager to see him dead.
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Everybody Dies Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 14HarperCollins e-books #ad - It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. Not even his own. A world where everybody dies. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up.
. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The new york streets don't look so mean anymore. Then all hell breaks loose. Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. Matt scudder is finally leading a comfortable life.