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“Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better.”
—Washington Post

“The man knows how to grab you—and Pronto is one of the best grabbers in years.”
—Entertainment Weekly

Fans of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified are in for a major treat. The unstoppable manhunter with the very itchy trigger finger stars in Pronto, a crime fiction gem from the one and only Elmore Leonard, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review). The Grand Master justifies the overwhelming acclaim he has received over the course of his remarkable career with an electrifying thriller that sends the indomitable Raylan racing to Italy on the trail of a fugitive bookie whos hiding from the vengeful Miami mob. The legendary Leonard, whom the Seattle Times lauds as the “King Daddy of crime writers,” proves that all comparisons to American noir icons John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain are well deserved with this tale of very dirty doings and extremely dangerous men coming together in the birthplace of Puccini, Garibaldi, and La Cosa Nostra.

Synopsis:

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” Capotorto—which 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 tricky—the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshals custody—but 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 has written more than forty books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Be Cool. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, the short story "Fire in the Hole," and Raylan. Leonard is the 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 lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.

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ISBN:
9780062120335
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.900901 in 10.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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” Capotorto—which 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 tricky—the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshals custody—but 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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