Friday, August 8, 2008

Stand by Your Hitman-Leslie Langtry

Stand by Your Hitman
Leslie Langtry
Leisure, Sep 2008, $7.99
ISBN: 9780843960372

Widow Missi Bombay raises her teenage twin sons with the help of her family. She is also Miss Gadget maker for the family business that keeps the Bombay enterprise of paid assassins in the black and their rivals in red.

However, Missi’s mom is worried about her daughter’s all work and no fun lifestyle; if she is not doing something for the kids she is doing something for the business. Mom signs up Missi to attend a poor person’s reality show in Costa Rica “Survival” and eliminate alleged arms dealer, Isaac Beckett. On the show, she meets former stuntman Lex Danby who is part of her "tribe". However, as Missi’s weapons’ construction skills give her side a major advantage, someone is trying to destroy the show though no motive surfaces.

The third Bombay satire (see 'SCUSE ME WHILE I KILL THIS GUY and GUNS WILL KEEP US TOGETHER) is a zany affair as Leslie Langtry assassinates reality TV shows. The story line is as always way out as Missi and family go about their business as paid assassins; the family that kills together stays together. Fans of the Bombay brood will enjoy their latest escapades as the audience will stand by their hit-woman.

Harriet Klausner

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