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Hit and run [sound recording]
Lawrence Block
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From Publishers' Weekly:

While in Des Moines for one last job in MWA Grand Master Block's solid fourth Greatest Hits thriller (after Hit Parade), hit man John Paul Keller takes to the road. He's been accused of assassinating the governor of Ohio, who was in Iowa preparing for a presidential bid. By the time Keller gets back to his New York City apartment after too many days of fast food, his prize stamp collection has been stolen. With the governor's real killer still hot on his trail, Keller travels to New Orleans, where he rescues a woman, Julia Roussard, from a rapist in a local park. As Keller and Julia's relationship develops, he considers leaving the old life behind, but knows he must clear his name and settle the score. Block's trademark blend of humor and violence is a good fit for the deadpan Keller. While some fans may be disappointed to see Keller headed toward retirement, hope remains that this won't be the last outing for one of the crime genre's most unusual antiheroes. (June 24) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In Book 4 of Edgar and Shamus award-winning author Block's popular Keller series, hit man John Keller agrees to one more job before retiring--a decision he soon regrets when he's wrongly accused of assassinating the governor of Ohio. The story plods along as it focuses on Keller's attempts to travel undiscovered but comes to life halfway through. Audie Award nominee Richard Poe's (East of Eden) clear reading captures just the right emotional tone, making for an enjoyable listening experience. This title will please Block fans as well as readers looking for a suspenseful and funny mystery; recommended for large public libraries. [With tracks every three minutes for bookmarking; the William Morrow hc received a starred review, LJ 4/15/08.--Ed.]--Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters John Keller
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Stamp collector; accused of assassinating the governor of Ohio; prize stamp collection has been stolen; rescues Julia from a rapist; falling in love with Julie.
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Julie Roussard
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Attacked by a rapist; falling in love with John.



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