Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Devil Doesn't Want Me by Eric Beetner

The Devil Doesn't Want Me: A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery

My thoughts
Lars is a hit man for an East Coast crime family, but for the past seventeen years he’s been living in the desert trying to locate Mitch the Snitch who is in the witness protection system. Then comes Trent, an up and coming hit man who has located Mitch the Snitch and together they go after Mitch. But Lars hasn’t conflicting feelings when he sees Mitch and his daughter. Trent wants to kill everyone, including Lars but is too hyper and although gets Mitch, Lars gets the drop on him and takes off with the daughter. He tries to find a safe haven for the teenager while trying to collect money he has stored around the county and keeping one step ahead of the mob.

When I began reading this book, I wasn’t sure if it would be entertaining, but was I wrong? Although Lars is a criminal and Shaine, the teenager gets to be a pain, together they make an interesting couple. And I have to say Trent to wanna-be wise ass hit man is the comic relief. This story has humor, action and feeling. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Book Description
For the last seventeen years, Lars has been on a job for a prominent East Coast crime family. His task: kill Mitch the Snitch. Mitch is living in witness protection and has eluded Lars for almost two decades. But changes are afoot in the family back east, and a young gun named Trent has been sent to replace the aging gun for hire.

With his old boss gone, Lars realizes he has lost the desire to kill his long-time target. When things come to a head with Trent, Lars must go on the run with Mitch's teenage daughter Shaine, trying to stay one step ahead of angry and vengeful mobsters as well as his own dark past.

With Trent, FBI agents, and even more hired muscle on their trail, Lars and his new sidekick must stay one step ahead of their pursuers by any means necessary, creating a cross country trail of wreckage and mayhem from Albuquerque to L.A.

Disclosure: I received this book for review through netgalley.com. I received no compensation for my thoughts.


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