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Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. So far, he’s met the standards.
But his latest assignment is different, and it’s not clear from the start if this target is truly deserving of death. Billy follows him from bar to bar, watching him pick up women with sexual intent. Finally Billy decides that the man deserves to die for “collecting women” like baseball cards. So he jumps into action—and everything falls apart in one bloody moment that changes his life forever…
This is a thriller about what happens when a professional hitman has a crisis of conscience and becomes an unlikely hero. It’s a tale about the choices we make in life, and the consequences those decisions have. Sometimes they’re not what we expect.
Jason Starr is a two-time Edgar Award nominee for his bestselling novel, Relish, Cured, and is the author of seven other novels and three collections of short stories. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Diego.
This is the novel that was made into the film “Paycheck” starring Ben Affleck, and was given a PG-13 rating. Quentin Tarantino reportedly purchased the rights to this novel before it was published. The title of the book is a play on words, as “The Paperboy” is a paper boy’s job in a newspaper office.
Starr wrote the screenplay for “Paycheck”, but he does not own that rights to the screenplay.