KILLER is simply bad ass. I am a sucker for the grizzled old bastard archetype, hard-bitten, tough as nails, becoming slightly out of step with the times. And brother, is KILLER a top-notch example! I know now this is the conclusion to a trilogy and though I read this first, I will definitely be coming back to read the first two. I'll consider them prequels! Zeltserman's storytelling and characterization are just too good to miss.
The story's simple and doesn't need to be complex; the point for the most part is to hang out with - and connect with, on many levels - the character. That's not to say there isn't a plot, for there is; but if we didn't spend as much time as we do wandering around with Lenny March, we wouldn't find it as gripping when the action does explode.
Most of the real action is in the very revealing flashback chapters, but don't let that fool you - it does spill over into the here and now with a vengeance.
Quit reading me talking about the book and get a copy! It's affordable and well worth it, a great, hard-boiled read. A++