KillShot Author:Elmore Leonard "What I want to tell you now, the only time you take out your gun and aim at something is when you gonna kill them...Only when you know you can do it. Then all it takes is one shot. It's the same as with a hunter, a guy that knows what he's doing...One shot, one kill." — Thus Armand Degas, aka Blackbird, addresses his fellow killer, Richie Nix, o... more »n the optimum way to take out human quarry-with a kill shot. Armand first meets Richie when the latter hijacks his Caddilac and tries to take him for a ride, but it's Armand who soon has the upper hand. This is appropriate because, of these lethal partners, Armand is the one with the cool and the brains. Richie is a hairtrigger ex-con whose highest aim is to rob a bank in every state. While striving to shake down an Algonac, Michigan, realtor, they encounter high ironworker Wayne Colson and his spirited wife, Carmen-witnesses who must be eliminated. So a chase-with very tough hounds and very tough hares-ensues, and even the most case-hardened Elmore Leonard fans must succumb to sweating palms and hammering hearts as they traverse this trail of terror.
Wayne and Carmen are removed to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in the Federal Witness Security Program-no picnic, even though they are innocent victims rather than plea bargaining mobsters.« less