Re: RARA-AVIS: Peter Macklin

From: George Upper (
Date: 03 May 2002

--- "Larson, Craig" <>
> Are there any
> other writers who've used
> hit men as their lead characters, either in series
> or stand-alone novels?

John D. MacDonald's APRIL EVIL contains a hit man as a main character, but he's not nearly as sympathetic a character as Keller (the only one I've read of the examples you gave). He's not the main character, but he figures prominently.

I wouldn't be surprised if there were other MacDonald stand-alones featuring this kind of character, but, although I own many of them, I haven't read most of them yet. Once I finish my darn semester (a week from today, if all goes well) I'll get back to my quest to read all the McGees in order, and then maybe read some of the stand-alones.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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