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The Devil Doesn't Want Me    by Eric Beetner order for
Devil Doesn't Want Me
by Eric Beetner
Order:  USA  Can
Dutton, 2012 (2012)
* * *   Reviewed by Wanda Plourde

For seventeen long years Lars, a professional hit man, has been hunting for Mitch the Snitch, who is in the Witness Protection program. Lars got the contract from a very prominent East Coast crime family.

But as time goes by, there are changes in the crime family. First they send a young hit man, Trent, to take over the contract. Within a week, the target has been killed and Lars is on the run with the victim's sixteen-year-old daughter. Lars lives by rules and not killing innocents is one of them.

Now, with the daughter in tow, Lars needs to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Lars discovers that he does have a conscience and will die protecting this teenager. On the run, Lars and Shaine get to know one another and begin to behave like partners in crime. So they trek across the country with both the FBI and mobsters on their trail.

I found the story awesome, with characters you will love to hate and hate to love. It's fast paced right from the start with very graphic violence throughout. I cheered Lars on even though he is a killer. This well done tale of hide and seek has the makings of a good movie.

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