Pest Control

Paperback | May 5, 2005

byBill Fitzhugh

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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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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 ...

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Format: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)