AmazonCrossing has released a reprint edition Hallgrimur Helgason’s The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning in paperback, digital, and audio editions.
Description: Toxic kills people for a living. Bad people. For a living. So it’s okay. Or at least that’s how he explains it to girlfriends who are a bit uncomfortable when they discover how he pays for their dates. One would think that he has killed his conscience as well if it weren’t for its unexpected arrival when he is forced to kill a holy man, Father Friendly, in JFK airport as he flees NYC.
Now posing as Friendly to dodge the FBI, Toxic finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavík, Iceland. This is a city that he reads in the plane’s travel magazine is “the hottest city in Europe, the capital of cool.” A place where the nights are long and the girls are bright. It all sounds promising until Toxic steps off the plane and is greeted by two religious fanatics.
He has almost forgotten. He is Friendly now. And apparently he is a famous televangelist.
Good Moon Door and Sick Reader (Toxic’s English translation of his new hosts’ impossible Icelandic names) set him up in their squeaky clean and godly home. They expect Friendly to appear on their evening television show. So much for keeping a low profile from the feds. It’s only a matter of time before Toxic is on the run again, with nowhere to hide in the endless daylight and nowhere to run on the small island, population 300,000.
When the man they thought was Friendly reappears at Good Moon Door and Sick Reader’s door as the sin-ridden and helpless Toxic, his fate is left entirely in their hands. Will they report him like good citizens of their country or save him like good soldiers of the Lord?
Check it out on Amazon: The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning
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