|Author: Elmore Leonard|
|Bookie Harry Arno is about to retire when he becomes the fall guy in an FBI assault on organized crime, but Harry has plans to protect his future--and let a U.S. marshal handle the mob. Reprint. *Author: Leonard, Elmore *Publication Date: 2012/01/03 *Number of Pages: 386 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00|
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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.
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