Joe Flood is a hit man, but he has his principles: he only accepts contracts on people who deserve to be killed. And Joe has always accepted his lot: Leading a double life is just one of the costs of doing business. Now his doctor has told him he has only a few months to live and Joe figures for once he'd like to call the shots himself. Literally that is: he puts out an open contract on his own life, with a six-million dollar reward. All his finest competitors take up the challenge. But the next news he gets is bad: The lab has made an error and Joe is in perfect health. As any good hit man knows, there's no way to call off a contest like this one. In a dark comedy of deadly errors, Joe and his stalkers set out on a breakneck, kill-or-be-killed romp that bristles with suspense.
©1997 Jay Bonansinga; (P)2009 Phoenix