The mobster's wife, Gwen, and the assassin are the primary characters,
fascinatingly different, one morphing psychologically, the other
changing his identity and physical appearance.
Clever plot, rapid development, satisfying ending, a winner.
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Can her joy of life withstand a killer's joy of death?
A woman of plain living, Gwen Orangegrave would rather balance budgets all day than enjoy life. Maybe you can’t help being a killjoy, when you work for the biggest mob in Boston and you’re married to the boss, a man even stricter than you.
Corbin Locke, the mob’s man in Congress, shows Gwen a new life and reignites old feelings—until he throws her over and cheats the mob all in one day. To get their revenge on him, the mob hires only the best: a nameless hitman so young and cheerful, you’d never know he’s the master of faking suicides.
As the woman scorned, Gwen goes along at first. But when doubts come, she seeks another solution. Risking the wrath of both mob and assassin, her search will confront her with what she lost in the past, and who she might save in the future. She must fight for a man’s life—and perhaps hers, too—while evading the grim reapers who roam Boston.
Little does Gwen know how deep her quest will take her into the hitman’s world of dark magic. Killjoy or not, can she prove any match for the best killer in the world?
If you like The Twilight Zone and the intelligent thrillers of Graham Greene, Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine, and Patricia Highsmith, get Killjoy and find out!
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Previously published as How Does He Do It?
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Categories: Literary Drama / Psychological Suspense / Fantasy
Reading audience: General audiences. (Mild violence.)
Length: 178 pages (based on paperback edition)
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About the Author
Irish and American author LeVar Ravel specializes in fantasy stories, and he also works in other categories like science fiction and literary realism. His novels include "Press F5 to Load Game," a sci-fi thriller. By himself, he writes for general audiences. A talented team of co-authors helps him write stories for specific age groups: children's novelist L.L. Keets, teen/YA author Clark Hill, and Sam Summerlee, who writes for older readers. Get a FREE story by visiting Ravel at LeVarRavel.com and signing up for his email newsletter! Ravel's Twitter account: Twitter.com/LeVarRavel Ravel's Facebook page: Facebook.com/LeVarRavel