Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh

Pest Control

byBill Fitzhugh

Paperback | May 5, 2005

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Bob Dillon can't get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is his own truck with a big fiberglass bug on top -- and success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise.

Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man. Through no fault -- or participation -- of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder.

And now Bob's running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple -- one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat ... and the world's number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob's got.

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Bill Fitzhugh is the author of seven novels. He still has all of his original organs and plans to keep it that way until the very end, at which point he is willing to let the doctors divvy them up among anyone (with the exception of politicians) who might need them. However, he makes no promises about the quality of his liver. He live...
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Title:Pest ControlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.96 × 5.3 × 0.78 inPublished:May 5, 2005Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060815302

ISBN - 13:9780060815301

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“...[a] hilarious comic thriller...Fitzhugh is exceedingly efficient in creating memorable and recognizable characters in a minimum of space [with] identifiable and effecting realism. With a smirking wit and clipped descriptive flair, Fitzhugh tells the reader everything and nothing at the same time... Pest Control reads something like Naked Lunch written by a sober William Borroughs...[It]is filled with delicious and well-researched entomological trivia...a clever and satisfying debut...offbeat, engaging, and very funny reading, it is wholly successful.”(Washington Post)