Arthur is a contract killer whose signature is to make each death fit the victims crime.
When the heels of justice turn slowly, Arthur Arthur is the man to hire. A sniper in Vietnam, he has continued his work after his army days, but he works only for victims or cops constrained by legalities. Along with his spotter and "agent," Montana, Arthur heads for Vegas, where his target is a dope dealer who left behind a trail of ruined lives and corpses. Life isn't all mayhem and revenge for the boys, though. In Vegas, they pair with Karla and Melody, two sisters making a life in Glitter City; Karla is a waitress and Melody takes action at a sports book on the Strip. But Melody is already in love with a guy she met at the book, a player named Mike, who is also the target of Arthur's hit. For the first time Arthur is unable to pursue his target objectively. Eventually Melody learns of her two lovers' conflict and becomes entangled--emotionally and physically--in their life-and-death struggle, which is played out in the desert outside Vegas. An impressive crime novel, packed with real people beset by real conflict and trapped in a runaway situation, inexorably headed toward a violent conclusion.
Great read woth 4 1/2 stars!