Kill or Be Killed Volume 4

Kill or Be Killed Vol. 4

Dylan has committed himself to a mental institution in an effort to keep himself and others safe from his gun-toting, mobster-killing ways.  However, his relaxation is short lived when he discovers the truth about what is going on between a certain staff member and residents under his care.  Can Dylan truly remove himself from the injustice he sees daily or is he destined to lose the battle between free will and fate?

In an effort to wrap things up in this final volume, Brubaker and Phillips are tasked with resolving the mess that Dylan has created.  If you’ve been following along up to this point (and of course you have because really, who would start a series on the last book), you know this story is destined to end in bloody violence.  One man against the Russian mob really isn’t a winnable war when it comes down to it and while Dylan probably knows this, his disgust for the way the world works will lead him to go down swinging.

While in the end, this isn’t my favorite Brubaker/Phillips collaboration, it’s still an excellent series worth checking out.  It’s been a few days since I finished it and I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending.  I understand what they were going for, but I’m not sure it’s how I would have done things myself.  Then again, I’m not these two guys and I don’t have their track record.

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