Author: Gale, Cengage, Genre: Literary Criticism, Total Page: 21, Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 9781535867740

A Study Guide for T.C. Boyle's "The Hit Man", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Author: Lexy Timms, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 260, Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing, ISBN:

If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal. Owen King is a hitman with a conscious. He only takes jobs that eliminate the worst of the worst of the human population. When he gets a request to take out a gorgeous young woman from a notorious drug dealer with ties to the cartel, something doesn't feel right. The dealer claims Steph Baker is a spy with knowledge of Owen's business aren't adding up. Owen digs into her background and gets to know her better. Unspoken Rule of the Game: never fall for the woman you're supposed to kill. Owen knows time is running out and if he doesn't finish the job, someone else will. Billionaire Hitman Series: Book 1 – The Hit Book 2 – The Job Book 3 – The Run Search Terms: Enemies to Lovers, mafia romance, romantic suspense, dark romance, sexy hero, hot and steamy, romance, stockholm syndrome, ageless romance, Scottish romance, outlander, sexy, sport romance, hired wife, fake girlfriend, happily ever after, sweet love story, bully romance academy romance, coming of age romance, bully romance dark romance, bully romance college, bully romance reverse harem, new adult romance, contemporary romance

Author: K. Marie, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 383, Publisher: K. Marie, ISBN:

The instructions were simple. Transport the package and deliver it on time. That didn’t happen. Because of that, Harmony Saxton almost died. Yet, she stared death in the face that day and was miraculously spared. Now, four years later, she questioned whether she’d truly been spared at all. Because when the devil gave the order that day, staying her life, he also sealed her fate. Harmony was indebted to a monster. Trapped in a dangerous world of politics and death, paying the ultimate price for loving the wrong man. But hadn't she paid enough for someone else's sins? Was she meant to be punished for life? Harmony would rather be dead. Except, she had one very good reason to live, and that was for her son, Teddy. So, how would it ultimately end? Did she dare to do the unthinkable to attain her freedom? Harmony knew there was only one way to ensure her survival. The only question was, would she be able to look the devil in the eye when the time came…or would she shoot him in the back? The Hit Mom is a gripping, fast-paced story that is guaranteed to take you on a head-spinning journey where danger is always around the corner, and things aren’t always as they seem! *This book is standalone and told in a dual POV. **Intended for ages 18 and over. Content contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations.

Author: Just Call Me M, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: , Publisher: Pinkies High Publishing, ISBN: 9780998441801

REVENGE CAN GET STICKY... Sicily never considered herself a gullible schlump. Of course she knew Bear was a bit of a bad boy. So how it all went down... Let's just say, if somebody made a gangster movie about her love life, this would be the part where people start dying. She should have seen it coming. When she catches her boyfriend, Bear, with his sticky fingers on another girl’s pastries, she decides it’s high time to bury this rat. Before she can focus on that, though, an unfortunate splash of pine cleaner leads to a rather wicked rash. That rash leads to a sexy Italian doctor. That doctor leads to a bold, and rather inspiring, kiss. Sicily decides to embrace her roots...the made up ones, anyway. After all, her uncle did his best to raise her on all kinds of outrageous lies about his secret life in the mafia. So, I ask you. Who better to serve up an epic revenge scheme than the niece of a (not really) mobster? Add to that a duel with Samuel Adams and her brazen debut at a strip club... and Sicily finds herself with a brand new career: as a relationship hit woman. Life can be funny like that. In a world where lies become truth and the truth can become a lie, sometimes... to start a new life... you gotta end with a dead body. The Hit List is the start of an unconventional, highly outrageous FBI team. If you enjoy off-the-wall heroines, madcap adventures, and a splash of sassy romance, you'll enjoy teaming up with The Hotties on their anything but by-the-book cases. Buy The Hit List and unleash the outrageous today.

Author: Anushka Arvind, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 142, Publisher: Partridge Publishing, ISBN: 9781482837797

Sonia is twenty years old and alone in the world. Her parents died in a mysterious bombing accident, and shes been living with her aunt and uncle ever since. When things suddenly go awry, the truth comes out: Sonias parents death was no accident. They were set up, and they left a very important list for their little girl. Sonias aunt and uncle flee with their family, because Sonia is now set on a dangerous mission. Her parents left her a list of people she has to kill in order to avenge them and stay alive. She is prepared for this undertaking, but she is shocked to discover her high school crush is part of the plan, as well. She must train him to become a killer, too. Slowly, Sonia forms a talented team. She travels all over India in search of villains on her parents hit list. Relationships form between team members, as do suspicions. After all, can killers really trust each other? There are ten targets and one team. Will they catch and kill the traitors, or will something go horribly awry, just like the murder of Sonias parents?

Author: David Baldacci, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 41, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, ISBN: 9781455575961

From David Baldacci--#1 bestselling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers--comes the most thrilling novel of the year. THE HIT Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst-enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims. No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him. But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

Author: David Baldacci, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 448, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, ISBN: 9781455521289

Master assassin Will Robie must track down a deadly rogue agent, but the attacks conceal a larger threat that could send shockwaves through the U. S. government and around the world in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst--enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims. No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him. But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

Author: Melvin Burgess, Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Total Page: 258, Publisher: Scholastic Inc., ISBN: 9780545557009

Live the ultimate high. Pay the ultimate price. The shocking return to YA by the author of SMACK. A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing about it. Take the hit. Live the most intense week of your life. Then die. It's the ultimate high at the ultimate price. Adam thinks it over. He's poor, and doesn't see that changing. Lizzie, his girlfriend, can't make up her mind about sleeping with him, so he can't get laid. His brother Jess is missing. And Manchester is in chaos, controlled by drug dealers and besieged by a group of homegrown terrorists who call themselves the Zealots. Wouldn't one amazing week be better than this endless, penniless misery? After Adam downs one of the Death pills, he's about to find out.

Author: David Nathan, Genre: Music, Total Page: 565, Publisher: Berklee Press, ISBN: 0634014307

(Berklee Press). How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting "Satisfaction"? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits . "Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike." Phil Ramone

Author: John Seabrook, Genre: Music, Total Page: 288, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN: 9780393241938

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book