WHERE DOES A HIT MAN DRAW THE LINE?
With a controversial presidential election just weeks away, Quarry is hired to carry out a rare political assignment: kill the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a passionate Civil Rights crusader and campaigner for the underdog candidate. But when a hate group out of Ferguson, Missouri, turns out to be gunning for the same target, Quarry starts to wonder just who it is he’s working for.
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The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition, the Quarry novels tell the story of a paid assassin with a rebellious streak and an unlikely taste for justice. Once a Marine sniper, Quarry found a new home stateside with a group of contract killers. But some men aren’t made for taking orders -- and when Quarry strikes off on his own, God help the man on the other side of his nine-millimeter...
The 1972 presidential election provides the backdrop for Collins's entertaining 13th Quarry novel (after 2015's Quarry's Choice). In October of that year, the Broker, who's the "buffer between the respectable people who wanted someone dead and the disreputable types who made them that way," meets Quarry at the hit man's home in Wisconsin to offer him the job of eliminating the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a charismatic civil rights activist who's campaigning for McGovern. When Quarry says he doesn't kill good people, the Broker assures him that Lloyd is largely funded by gangsters and is using the campaign tour to distribute drugs. Quarry drives to St. Louis, where Lloyd has his headquarters, and soon learns that white supremacists are also out to get Lloyd. Memorable scenes include a cross burning that turns violent. Series fans will cheer as Quarry bests his opponents with commendable ease.