Monday, November 5, 2018
To the best of my knowledge I have never read any work by the late William E. Wallace, reporter and mystery writer. But I have read enough of this book to get some sense of what his writing may have been like. Pretty noir stuff.
The narrator of this tale, Michael Roth, also used to be a reporter. Or maybe we should say he is currently a reporter without a job, struggling to survive as a freelancer, writing Internet clickbait. (See the title of this story.)
He gets a call from somebody named Brack who used to be a hitman. Would he like to meet and talk about Brack's illustrious career?
He would. But Brack, as it turns out, has another, more dangerous offer to make...