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The Jehovah Contract

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

Victor Koman's Prometheus Award-winning novel is back in a new edition!

A dying assassin is given one final assignment and one last chance for survival. The job: find God Almighty and destroy Him. The payment: eternal life. With the aid of a mysterious trio of women -- a beautiful lady gambler, an ancient Hollywood witch, and a telepathic hooker -- Dell

Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 28th 1989 by Avon Books (first published April 1987)
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Oct 22, 2014 Jim rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi, 2fiction, 1paper
I don't know quite what I expected from this book, but it didn't deliver. It had a lot of ingredients that I really enjoy, but it never really came together & grabbed me. The POV was tough-guy, almost noir detective, better than Mike Hammer, but of the same ilk. Still, he never really popped for me. He was always two dimensional. The action was very much like a space opera, which I also like, but it didn't work well in this situation. I think that was the main problem. I didn't find enough h ...more
Mark Feldman
Oct 02, 2014 Mark Feldman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 4 stars are for the clever concept, plot and general execution of a fantasy about a professional assassin in a future Los Angeles who is hired to kill God - even though he doesn't believe God exists. His path to locating God and figuring out how to kill the idea of God, if not God himself, is cleverly constructed. Given the date of publication, some of the observations are positively prescient and readily applicable to our present. The dialogues on religion -- all religions past & presen ...more
May 22, 2015 Lars rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi, 2015
An assassin is contracted to kill God in a Blade Runner-ish millennial Los Angeles. Part noir, part scifi, part quasi-philosophical ramblings. I wanted to like this one for it's somewhat novel concept and a couple of very good future predictions, but unfortunately the rather bland writing style and uninteresting characters ruin the experience. The characters are particularly disappointing as they seem potentially very interesting at first, but then nothing happens. It's not a horribly bad book a ...more
Robert Hudder
Jun 16, 2014 Robert Hudder rated it really liked it
I haven't updated this in a while. I like this thinly veiled philosophical bent hard boiled detective novel about killing God.
David Robins
Oct 06, 2011 David Robins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Assassin Dell Ammo gets a contract to kill God, from the devil; the devil recants (figures out it would do him in too), but the contract cannot be unilaterally canceled and Ammo goes ahead with it, figuring out a way to remove God and let a more hands-off "Creatrix" come back to power (very hands off, wants humans to run their lives without religion). Some interesting ideas and philosophical ramblings.
Keith Davis
Nov 29, 2009 Keith Davis rated it really liked it
A professional assassin is hired to kill God. If that idea intrigues you then you will enjoy the novel. If the idea shocks and appalls you then you should probably leave the book alone.
Nick Asher
Aug 06, 2011 Nick Asher rated it liked it
This book was certainly different. The writing is nothing special, but with sci-fi like this is all about an interesting idea and the Jehovah Contract certainly has that
Feb 10, 2008 QuoththeRaven rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
This is the edition I have. An excellent read. His portrayal of God as a spoiled little brat, is straight out of the old testament. Brilliant!
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