As he approaches the age of 70, a time when most of us are contemplating retirement, author Lawrence Block shows little sign of stopping. His output may have slowed in recent years, but he's still producing top-notch crime fiction as his latest thriller, Hit and Run, shows.
Hit and Run features the return of one of Block's best characters, the average-guy hit man Keller. In his latest, and perhaps last, adventure Keller is embarking on his final job. Although even he realizes the folly of taking that one last assignment, he does it anyway, and finds himself in predictably hot water.
This is the best Keller book since the first (Hit Man) and it's also one of the best novels of the summer season. Block remains a true master of the crime genre and the day he finally does retire will be a sad one for readers.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, June 29, 2008