Nightkill
by F. Paul Wilson and Steven Spruill

An action novel set in the NYC area in the late 1990s about a free-lance assassin who gets double-crossed by the Mafia group that hired him and winds up a quadriplegic. He falls in love with his nurse whose uncle happens to be working on an experimental cure for spinal chord injuries, which of course they try successfully on him. The Mafia guys kidnap the nurse to get her to tell them where he has gone. He and her uncle harass the Mafia and get her back.

The police are portrayed as corrupt, inept, and no impediment to murderers and thieves. Politicians are portrayed as corrupt and boring. The hero regards honest people as saps until he falls for his nurse and develops his moral sense. It is a page turner.

Year Read: 2001


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