5.0 out of 5 stars
A Hit Man To Die For - Loved It!,
July 19, 2011
This review is from: Harlem Hit (Radcliff No. 1) (Paperback)The story itself might be from the 1970's blaxploitation era, but the writing is definitely not. The author describes the times, peoples and places in such matter of fact manner that you easily get the picture. Many books like this overdo it with funky cliche's and over the top early 70's jive talking, but in Harlem Hit you'll find very little of that. Not only does the story get you thinking smart like a hitman, you also feel good when.......taking out the trash.
I thought it possible that the author could've been a non-black because of some of the language and actions, but that doesn't make the story any less thrilling.
Here you have a bad ass professional hitman code-named Radcliff doing what he's paid to do, clean up trash. He learned how to kill while serving in Vietnam, calculating that uncle sam's pay added up to about $50 a head. Radcliff figured he could make bigger profits using his talents back home against underworld figures. In "Harlem Hit" you'll find Radcliff back home with "Baby,"his weapon of choice, battling street punks, underworld thugs, a shady Harlem leader and police. He does this for the bread (money), because when off-duty his silky lifestyle calls for fine women of different shades.
I did not expect this story to be so thrilling. Rooting for Radcliff gave a much needed boost to my summer selection of books.
excerpt from Harlem Hit -
"Then get the tear gas ready. We gotta flush that bastard out before he knocks off half the city. Tell the men not to take any chances; that sonuvabitch has sent too many people to hell in the last twenty-four hours!"