An old hit man befriends a bumbling would-be gangster.
As a hit man, Max Trueblood never left the house without a gun. Now that he's retired, he doesn't always pack heat. This is a mistake. When he returns home one day from the grocery store, he finds his apartment broken into and two thugs waiting with a summons from their boss. Trueblood scares them off, but he knows it isn't over. He is officially unretired.
When mob boss Raphael Tadzio decides he wants Max dead, he taps up-and-coming hoodlum Jerry Donahue for the job. Despite his infinite self-confidence, Jerry has never killed before. He falters when it's time to pull the trigger, and he and Max become unlikely friends.
When the city's best hit man joins forces with its worst, organized crime will never be the same.
©1987 Teri White; This 2015 edition published by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
"[A] smartly written good-buddies adventure." (The Plain Dealer)
"An exciting and unusual story." (Publishers Weekly)
If you liked Don Winslow's The Winter of Frankie Machine, you'll enjoy this book. Well written, well performed. The story line has to do with a retired mafia hit man who befriends the young wannabe sent to kill him. There is humor throughout along with adventure and pathos. I will look for other books by this author and this narrator.
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