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The Hired Gun

2.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
When you're a contract killer, even the best in the business, losing your job means losing your life. And when a fine young woman enters the picture, John Decker has to choose between the life of a loner and the things he left behind.
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published January 13th 2003 by Justin, Charles and Company (first published January 1st 1955)
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Ian Mapp
Jan 24, 2013 Ian Mapp rated it it was ok
nstantly forgetable tale that was a challenge to read, although at times the interest level was high enough to warrnat continuation.

We have an aging hitman who thinks he is being pursued by a younger man, where they have to form a partnership. And this is where it is all so confusing - the terminology of mail men and post men and so on. I had no idea what they were talking about and this made it difficult to follow.

Where the book did work was on some of the thoughts and dialogues about women and
Oct 19, 2008 liirogue rated it it was ok
Poor characterization, slow pacing, an ultimately predictable ending.

Above all, what really bothered me, was the author's insistence on inundating the reader with frequently unclear (to me, anyway) slang. It's like he was trying to show how cool and "with it" he is, but since I often couldn't figure out just what the hell he was trying to say, his choice fell flat with me.
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