Punch LineBook - 2005
From Punch Line: It quickly became obvious that Ballantine missed his wife in a terrible way. No sooner had a decent interval of mourning passed than he began making plans to track down and kill the three assholes who had scared her to death. For a man who was eighty-one years old and who, as far as he could remember, had never caused even the slightest physical harm to any other human being, a murder spree took him into realms beyond any he had ever imagined.Ballantine considers himself a mediocre murderer at best, but such modesty doesnt fool his fellow guests, a typical nursing home population of lawyers, druggists, computer buffs, electronics geeks, knitting ladies, boiler-room operators, self-proclaimed messiahs, money launderers, school principals and arms dealers. To them, Ballantine is a man of action who galvanizes their hold over life and death.Does it matter that Dixon, the all-powerful manager of The Cloister, and Borofsky, an over-the-hill cop, may be on to them? Of course not. After all, what could they do to rein in a bunch of dying peoplekill them?Tightly plotted and utterly original, this hilarious novel breaks all boundaries to deliver a fast-paced adventure thats sure to have you falling off your chair laughing.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2005.
Branch Call Number: SLI
Characteristics: 232 pages ; 21 cm