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Bedtime for Mr. Li
by David J. Montgomery

Prepare for edge-of-your-seat suspense in this Thriller Short.Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.In this Thriller Short, David J. Montgomery, who usually makes a living by critiquing books, turns writer with a clever story about a clever man. Jason Ryder is a hit man who’s seen it all and done it all. He’s been given an assignment to assassinate a Chinese spy, whose cover is serving as a long-tenured Chinese diplomat. It would seem to be a straightforward mission, but in addition to the job, Ryder’s been offered a bonus. Make it an embarrassing death and there’s an extra fifty grand in it for him. Fortunately for Ryder, Mr. Li is anything but a skilled spy, and though there are challenges Ryder navigates the obstacles…until the unexpected happens.Don’t miss any of these exciting stories from Thriller 2: The Weapon by Jeffery DeaverRemaking by Blake CrouchIced by Harry HunsickerJustice Served by Mariah StewartThe Circle by David HewsonRoomful of Witnesses by R.L. StineThe House on Pine Terrace by Phillip MargolinThe Desert Here and the Desert Far Away by Marcus SakeyOn the Run by Carla NeggersCan You Help Me Out Here? by Robert FerrignoCrossed Double by Joe HartlaubThe Lamented by Lawrence LightVintage Death by Lisa JacksonSuspension of Disbelief by Tim MaleenyA Calculated Risk by Sean ChercoverThe Fifth World by Javier SierraGhost Writer by Gary BraverThrough a Veil Darkly by Kathleen AntrimBedtime for Mr. Li by David J. MontgomeryProtecting the Innocent by Simon WoodWatch Out for My Girl by Joan JohnstonKilling Time by Jon LandBoldt’s Broken Angel by Ridley Pearson