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Encyclopedia > Contract killer

A hitman (alternately, hit man) is a hired assassin, often by organized crime. Hitmen are often hired for an extended period of time, rather than per job.


Hit Man is also the name of several books:

  • Hit Man, by Lawrence Block, ISBN 038072541X
  • Hit Man, a Technical Manual for Independent Contractors by Rex Feral, a woman, is a how-to manual on contract killing. The publisher, Paladin Press, was sued by the family of a victim whose murderer took this book as a guideline. Paladin Press eventually settled and took the book out of print. Copies exist on the Internet (notably IRC), often accompanied by the claim that the book is now in the public domain, but neither Paladin Press nor contemporary press accounts of the settlement give any indication that the book is now out of copyright.

Hitman is also a computer game series by the Danish computer game developers IO Interactive; see Hitman (computer game).


Hitman is also a comic book from publisher DC Comics; see Hitman (comics).


Hitman is also the nickname of boxer Thomas Hearns, and the most commonly used nickname for professional wrestler Bret Hart.


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Contract killing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (619 words)
Contract killers, particularly ones committing high profile murders or assassinations, are sometimes murdered themselves once they finish their task, to prevent them from testifying or even spreading rumors about who hired them.
Contract killings are often associated with organized crime, primarily because career criminals are likely to know contract killers, and believe contracting a murder to lessen the likelihood of being caught.
Contract killers may make their crime an obvious murder, but may also try to make the death appear to be a suicide or even an accident, or may hide or destroy the body so that it is not clear to authorities that the victim is dead, only that they have disappeared.
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