Summary

Bob Dillon is a down-on-his-luck exterminator from Queens who just wants to make a killing with his radical new environmentally friendly pest elimination technique, involving his hybrid assassin bugs (a very real group of insects). But when Bob decides to advertise, his flyer falls into the hands of a European murder-for-hire broker who mistakes Bob for a professional assassin. Before he knows it, Bob's "competition" targets him for extermination, sending him running for his life from a motley collection of the world's deadliest and most outrageously eccentric contract killers.
©1997 HarperCollins (P)2010 Last Word Audio
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"[An] hilarious comic thriller... offbeat, engaging, and very funny reading." (Washington Post)
"Pest Control is an eccentrically comic take on the high-tech thriller...[it is a] strange and funny...curiously appealing little novel of intrigue." (NPR's All Things Considered)
"Fitzhugh does for New York what Carl Hiaasen did for Miami." (The Times London)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 15-12-11

Insects, Bob Dylan and comic crime

I read this years ago and was wary of listening in case it didn't live up to its memory but I loved it then and I love it now. It probably does help if you have an interest in insects and know your Bob Dylan songs but even if you don't, it is well plotted, funny and good hearted. It would certainly appeal to anyone who likes Carl Hiaasen's books and it is a great shame there are no other books by Bill Ftizhugh on Audible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-06-11

Super! Difficult to put down

I was pleasantly suprised by this book and found it difficult to put down. It's funny, well written (and very well narrated) with an excellent plot that leaves you wishing the book was longer. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a book that will make them laugh at every turn. Extremely entertaining!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paulette Shewfelt on 12-01-11

Primo story by excellent author!

Pest Control is well balanced adventure story. A regular guy having a bad day manages to keep trudging through the messes and kaos that forever envelopes his situation. With humor and luck and utter charm our hero ends up on top despite himself. This is a fun, engaging book. The premis is clever. The tongue-in-cheek exterminations are the backbone of the story, add humor and contribute to the sheer enjoyment of the book. Bill Fitzhugh is the best, and Pest Control is pure primo entertainment.

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