Hallgrimur Helgason – The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning

With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokic, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik disguised as American televangelist Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops, this country with absolutely no tradition for contract killing, he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future, to tragicomic effect. Toxic paints Iceland as an icy netherworld where in spite of peaceful appearances danger lurks – in the guise of terrifying romantic overtures with tough-girl Gunholder, fear of being caught in his blasphemous deception, and the threat of punishment at the hands of Thordur… whose name seems to be pronounced Torture.
Author: Hallgrimur Helgason
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Duration: 8 hours 20 minutes
Released: 12 Jun 2003
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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This story is full of dry wit and a very engaging characters. I bought it without being familiar with Helgason’s work — I definitely want to read more.