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The feds want Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss. So theyre putting word out on the street that Arnos skimming profits from Jimmy Cap Capotortowhich he is, but everybody does it. Harry was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so he figures nows a good time to get lost. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harrys trickythe bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshals custodybut not careful. So Raylans determined to find the fugitives Italian hideaway before cold-blooded Sicilian Zip whacks Arno just for fun. Its a pride thing . . . and it might even put Raylan in good stead with Harrys sexy ex-stripper girlfriend Joyce.
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.