A couple of maybe lesser known titles from one of my absolute favourite authors, Lawrence Block.
I think I've read about 70 titles from Block in various genres and lengths and the good news is I must have at least as many still to go.
The Triumph of Evil was originally published under the Paul Kavanagh moniker.
Random Walk appears to be Block's Marmite book, equally loved and loathed. I'd better read it soon then. Personally I love Marmite.
Random Walk (1988)
It begins in the Pacific Northwest. Guthrie decides to take a walk. He doesn't know how far he's going or where he's going. A journey of any length begins with a single step and Guthrie takes it, facing east.
Wonderful things happen as he walks. He begins to draw people to him. The group grows and walks and heals.
The random walk: It never ends, it just changes; it is not the destination which matters, but the journey.
The Triumph of Evil (1971)The Triumph of Evil concerns a sinister plot to take over a vast nation. Called for are the assassinations of five key political figures and a demagogue in place to take over in the ensuing chaos. One man with a gun is enough for the job, one man whose sole life function is to kill. His name is Miles Dorn, and his story will not be easily forgotten.
"Block's fiction is tense and energetic. His stories unfold smoothly and elegantly, with plenty of detail and rich characterization." - Houston Chronicle