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Bob Dillon can't get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is his own truck with a big fiberglass bug on top -- and success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise.
Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man. Through no fault -- or participation -- of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder.
And now Bob's running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple -- one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat ... and the world's number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob's got.
“PEST CONTROL is an eccentrically comic take on the high-tech thriller...[it is a] strange and funny...curiously appealing little novel of intrigue”
-National Public Radio - All Things Considered
“A very funny and interesting book...give it to someone who needs a good laugh.”
-San Antonio Express-News
“...a clever and satisfying debut...offbeat, engaging, and very funny reading, it is wholly successful.”
“[Pest Control is]...hilarious [and] wonderful...Fitzhugh is a funny man and Pest Control is a funny book.”
“...this is one roach motel you’ll gladly check into.”
-Time Out New York
“This debut novel...hinges on a delightfully buggy idea that takes full comic advantage of New York City.”
“A sweetly comic thriller...consistently sunny and good-humored.”
“Pest Control is uber-contemporary, a hilarious, running-in-circles blend of droll farce and warped humor.”
“This debut novel is...goofy but great fun.”
-Dallas Morning News