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Author:  Elmore Leonard
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0062120336
ISBN-13: 9780062120335
Sku: 222674637
Publish Date: 1/3/2012
Pages:  386
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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 they’re putting word out on the street that Arno’s skimming profits from “Jimmy Cap” Capotorto—which he is, but everybody does it. Harry was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so he figures now’s a good time to get lost. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry’s tricky—the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshal’s custody—but not careful. So Raylan’s determined to find the fugitive’s Italian hideaway before cold-blooded Sicilian “Zip” whacks Arno just for fun. It’s a “pride thing” . . . and it might even put Raylan in good stead with Harry’s sexy ex-stripper girlfriend Joyce.

Author Bio
Elmore Leonard
Elmore "Dutch" Leonard first became interested in writing at the age of 10 after reading a serialization of "All Quiet on the Western Front", which inspired him to write a play for his fifth-grade class. He dabbled a little more in writing during high school, but after graduating in 1943, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific until 1946, when he went back home to attend the University of Detroit. Graduating with a degree in English and philosophy in 1950, Leonard continued working for the advertising agency he joined a year earlier, at the same time seriously turning his attention to writing for the first time. Initially establishing himself as a respected western writer, Leonard published his first story in 1951, "The Trail of the Apache". A string of western stories followed and, in 1953, his first novel, "The Bounty Hunters", hit the stands. He continued his work in advertising while publishing a sizable number of westerns, including the award-winning novel "Hombre". Leonard left the advertising agency in 1961 to work for himself for five years, producing educational and industrial films, as well as sales and marketing products. When Twentieth Century Fox bought the rights to "Hombre" in 1966, he was able to devote his full attention to writing. In 1968, Leonard switched from writing westerns to the genre he is most known for today, a contemporary amalgamation of mystery and crime colored with a sharp, witty, and precise prose style that has established him as both a cult favorite and a critically acclaimed novelist. "Glitz", his first major bestseller, appeared in 1985, beginning a long string of successes. Many of his novels have been made into successful films, including "Get Shorty" and "Rum Punch" (released as "Jackie Brown"). Leonard has lived in his home state of Michigan for most of his life, settling down with his wife, Christine. They have had five children together and are grandparents many times over.

Praise

Detroit Free Press
"Fascinating...you'll be engrossed....No one writes better dialog. No one conveys society's seedier or marginal characters more convincingly. Once again, Leonard's sardonic view of the world proves immensely entertaining, and not a little thought-provoking."

Washington Post Book World
"Leonard's descriptive writing is evocative and unobtrusive; he makes physical place visible in the reader's imagination, which is harder than most readers realize. He is exceptionally good at what he does, and what he does is well worth doing. Nobody does it better."

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Product attributePublisher:   William Morrow & Company
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