Bob Dillon can't get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is his own truck with a big fiberglass bug on top -- and success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise.
Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man. Through no fault -- or participation -- of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder.
And now Bob's running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple -- one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat ... and the world's number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob's got.
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The endless insect asides, complete with Latin names and detailed descriptions, distracted fro... ...more
Bob Dillon is an insect exterminator at odds with the chemical extermination techniques. He is breeding a series of "assassin bugs" for a greener, friendlier extermination process. Sticking the wand of a chemical spray... ...more
In the spring, 2013 edition of Mystery Readers International,an edition featuring environmental mysteries, author Bill Fitzhugh wrote a piece ab... ...more
Fitzhugh specializes in filling his books with absurd characters in absurd situations. This is my third Fitzhugh book and I have to rank it in second. It is funny, but at times his characterization of New Yorkers as oblivious and callous to the violence that ca... ...more
I did not find anything I liked about thi... ...more