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Working at his brother-in-laws New Orleans funeral home isnt reformed jewel thief Jack Delaneys idea of excitementuntil hes dispatched to a lepers hospital to pick up a corpse that turns out to be very much alive . . . and under the care of a beautiful, radical ex-nun in designer jeans. The deceased is the one-time squeeze of a Nicaraguan colonel whos ordered her dead for trying to infect him, and Sister Lucys looking to spirit the young woman away from his guns and goons. Plus Lucys getting ideas about spiriting away some of the colonels millions as welland someone with Jack Delaneys talents could come in very handy indeed.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story "Fire in the Hole." He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the 'Dickens of Detroit' and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.