"As usual, the most perceptive insights here depend on the interplay between what's said—endless discussions of early postal variations—and what's pointedly left unsaid time after time."
After a full-length novel starring John P. Keller (Hit and Run,
2008), Block retreats to the form he prefers for his peripatetic hit man's outings (Hit Parade,
2006, etc.): a cycle of loosely linked stories.
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