HIT AND RUN by Lawrence Block

Orion £7.99.

KELLER has been a hitman for years, leaving his New York apartment on commissions that take him all over America.

He does the job and he disappears. Except that this time someone has set him up as the patsy when a state governor, who could be the next President of the United States, is assassinated.

Now he’s on the run and has to stay one step ahead of both the law, and the influential forces who ordered the killing, if he wants to stay out of jail and take revenge.

Block is one of America’s finest crime writers and this is a cracking thriller with plenty of surprises, told with great verve and pace.