A hitman, an unconvinced priest and a down-at-luck hotel receptionist. These souls collide in a farcical set of business arrangements whereby the hitman is dragged along and used to provide a meal-ticket for the others. Our priest does not really believe in God and the receptionist is fighting the tidal pull of family failure.
All told, it’s not as sharp and pacy as the 100yr old man.. Or as fiendishly convoluted as the Girl who saved the King … ,however it is a good tale and as usual is populated with a massive supporting cast including the superlative ‘church caretaker’.
It ends with a bit of an anticlimax but maybe it’s just because I’ve read something superb between finishing this and writing these notes