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Hit and Run Hardcover – May 1, 2008

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Octogenarian Luke Grant, despite suffering war injuries that left him blind in one eye and with only part of his right foot, went on to become a successful photographer. After his wife died of cancer, he became a fervent yet discreet womanizer whose conquests invariably remained his friends. But Luke’s peaceful life is interrupted when Emily, his granddaughter-in-law, is seriously injured in a tragic accident, and Luke is left to care for his two teenage great-granddaughters. Then the police indicate that Emily may have been the victim not of an accident but of an intended murder. Determined to find the truth, Luke uses his extensive network of friends and former conquests to ferret out clues and information, all the while negotiating the tricky needs of his teenage wards. Tongue-in-cheek humor, a feisty hero, and a surprise-filled plot make this an entertaining and enjoyable read. Perfect for a cold winter day in front of the fire. --Emily Melton


"A well-constructed plot with unusual twists, a likable and sensible heroine, and Hammond's quirky and understated sense of humor add up to an engaging mystery" Booklist on Loving Memory "A pleasantly entertaining, cleverly plotted, and witty mystery from a reliable genre veteran" Booklist on Waking Partners "See that it gets in the hands of those who like to mix the charm of women's fiction with the daring-do of the suspense genre" Booklist on On the Warpath"

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  • Hardcover: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers; First Edition edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727866001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727866004
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,289,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gerald Hammond is not new to the elderly lead character fiction novel as those who have read his superb novel On the Warpath are already no doubt aware. With that novel Hammond had a strong feisty grandma as the lead character. With Hit and Run he has changed the lead character's gender to male and added another generation. Luke Grant is a great great grandfather (known as GG by his great great granddaughters) but he's just as sharp as any newer generation character he comes across. Being 81 years of age Luke has lead quite and exciting life including being injured while training for the World War II D Day landing and becoming a sensational photographer. In his time he has been quite the lady's man, bedding more than his fare share in the years after his wife passed away. The wife of his grandson however despises him and has made life as difficult as she can to limit his access to his great granddaughters. So Luke more than surprised when he is summoned to the local hospital where his granddaughterinlaw knowing she is probably about to die with her last remaining energy makes him promise to take look after and raise them.

This is going to be a huge hindrance on his lifestyle but they are blood relatives and he does love them after all. He is also determined to find out who ran down their mother and left her to die since the police don't seem to want to allocate any man power to it. Only thing is its a small Scottish town they all live in and gossip spreads fast.
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