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Lawrence Horn is poised to inherit his son's $1.7 million estate, but Millie's surviving family makes moves to block him, using Maryland's Slayer's Rule. Meanwhile, the concurrent criminal investigation tickles the wires. 









In pursuit of a $1.7 million trust fund, a hitman is hired. He follows two dozen recommendations in Rex Feral’s how-to manual, murders three people, including an 8-year-old child, and almost gets away with it.

You might not know the name Lawrence T. Horn, but you definitely know his work. Nicknamed “Your Man with the Plan”, the talented engineer is riding high at Hitsville USA, helping to create some of Motown’s greatest hits. One day, while flying first class on a flight to Los Angeles, he meets his match – a determined and beautiful flight attendant named Millie Maree.

If Books Could Kill

In 1983, the Colorado-based non-fiction publisher, Paladin Press, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who wrote under the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with it.

In 1990 Lawrence Horn was laid off from Motown Records and spiraled into debt. Three years later, he saw one way out. So he hired a Hit Man.

Five years ago, journalist Jasmyn Morris discovered a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, and the fact that it’d been used to commit a triple murder. From iHeart Radio and Hit Home Media, this is the story of a man who had a hand in many of Motown’s hits, the hit on his family, an elusive author, a murder manual, and how the drive for money can sometimes cost too much. Coming August 2019.