In this snippet, Dave is speaking with his wife Madeleine, about his grown son Kyle. (The quote is taken from an advance copy of the book, so please remember it might be different in the published edition.)
"I used to tell Kyle when he was a kid that one key to a happy life, a happy career, was to find an activity you enjoyed enough that you'd be willing to do it without being paid -- then find someone willing to pay you to do it. Well, not many people succeed in doing that. Pilots, musicians, actors, artists, and athletes, mainly. And hit men...." (p.281)You have to realize that Gurney is a retired police detective who's investigated some pretty gruesome crimes -- it's given him a unique, if ever so slightly skewed, perspective on life. Well, maybe a little more than slightly skewed.
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