Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors
Feral is a hit man. Some consider him a criminal. Others think him a hero. In truth, he is a lethal weapon aimed at the enemy of the one who pays him. He is the last recourse in these times when laws are so twisted that justice goes unserved. He is a man who controls...more
Despite following every guideline, rule, suggestion, and example I didn't complete one hit. Or even attempt a hit.
Actually, I never even received a call for my services.
So now I'm back at school learning worthless things, my dreams of a life in the criminal underworld, regrettably unfulfilled.
There's a rumor going around that it was in fact written by a Florida housewife, and there's nothing in the book that would refute that. No extremely technical advice or real insight into the profession.
If you are seriously considering entry into a career in contract killing, I recommend the Delta Press books available at most gun shows.
I thought my primary reaction would be morbid fascination, but this book is funny as all hell! On the surface it's supposed to be a guide written by a hitmen, for other potential hitmen, but so many of the things in this book are badly written, over the top and absurd, and fall into the category of ...more
The incredible amount of attention Hit Man received after the 1993 James Perry case has blown the book way, way out of proportion, mostly because of first amendment issues. Paladin settled a lawsuit out of court by promising to pull all extant copies of Hit Man off the shelf and no longer offer the book for sale; this, of course, did nothing but garner huge amounts of free publicity for a book very few people had ever heard of from a press very few people ...more
I can't really vouch for the content, since I own it more as an artifact than anything. Still, since I'm a writer, who knows? I own guides to poisons and autopsy manuals too.
Or maybe you want to contact me about my 'rates' to take care of your 'problems.'
At the time I thought it was engrossing and awesome, I couldn't put it down. I found it as a TXT file floatign around the internet and I read through the whole thing.
Really neat stuff, great entertainment, although the usefulness of the stuff in it is highly dated.
I'm sure when this book came out in 1983 it was more relevant and "edgy" but looking at it through the lens of 2019 it just seems really cheesy and kinda lame. It's not so much a technical manual as it is a general guideline. A lot of the information seems pretty common sense; binge watching CSI or other similar shows would pretty much give you ...more
It is rumored that a stay at home mom (or something like that) wrote this just for shits and giggles. It is also rumored that this book is banned in some places. I read on wikipedia that one idiot actually tried ...more
Entertaining if bizarre.
It is very true that the book certainly doesn't go into too much detail over its' subjects. Some of the content of the book regarding the methods and practises in "assassination situations" and the preparations of such things do seem like common ...more
Doggies, do NOT eat this one, hear? lol
Now, if I were to use this book to write a "perfect crime" story, then it's a perfect run down of what to do and what not to do!