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Publisher Comments:

It's not Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne's fault that they were in the real estate office when a pair of thugs walked in with extortion on their minds. But as far as aging Ojibway Indian hit man Armand Degas is concerned the Colsons are going to have to pay dearly for seeing too much . . . and for the damage Wayne inflicted on Armand and his sicko partner Richie Nix with a tire iron. The cops here in middle-of-nowhere Michigan can't help Carmen and Wayne out, and the best the Feds can offer is the Witness Protection Program. So ultimately it's going to have to come down to one wife, one husband, two killers . . . and one lethal shot.

Review:

"The author has garnered a host of rave reviews in the past few years, and this latest of his crime novels will not mar his reputation. Leonard captures the gritty cadences of working class Americans and tells stories that seem so real you'll find yourself locking the front door before you finish the first chapter. Two outlaws, Armand Degas, a professional hit man, and Richie Nix, a stone-killer, try to shakedown a real estate firm in a small town outside Detroit. Through a case of mistaken identity, Wayne and Carmen Colson become the only people who can identify Degas and Nix as the perpetrators of a crime.
Under the circumstances, the Colsons must be eliminated. The chase that follows will satisfy the most demanding reader of suspense fiction. In fact, Leonard writes so well that the sole problem with this book is forcing yourself to slow down long enough to savor it." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

“[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.”
—Newsweek

The New York Times bestselling author the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette once called, “the Alexander the Great of crime fiction,” Elmore Leonard is responsible for creating some of the sharpest dialogue, most compelling characters (including U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of TVs Justified fame), and, quite simply, some of the very best suspense novels written over the past century. Killshot is prime Leonard—a riveting story of a husband and wife caught in the crossfire when they foil a criminal act and are forced to defend themselves when the legal system fails them from the murderous wrath of a pair of vengeful killers. When it comes to cops and criminals stories, Killshot and Leonard are as good as it gets—further proof why “the King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) deserves his current place among John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and the other legendary greats of the noir fiction genre.

Synopsis:

It's not Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne's fault that they were in the real estate office when a pair of thugs walked in with extortion on their minds. But as far as aging Ojibway Indian hit man Armand Degas is concerned the Colsons are going to have to pay dearly for seeing too much . . . and for the damage Wayne inflicted on Armand and his sicko partner Richie Nix with a tire iron. The cops here in middle-of-nowhere Michigan can't help Carmen and Wayne out, and the best the Feds can offer is the Witness Protection Program. So ultimately it's going to have to come down to one wife, one husband, two killers . . . and one lethal shot.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard has written more than forty-four books during his highly successful career, many of which have been made into movies. He has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Leonard lives with his wife, Christine, in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060512248
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Elmore Leonard
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Witnesses
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
no. 87-30
Publication Date:
20030128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.78x4.30x1.13 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages HarperTorch - English 9780060512248 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.”
—Newsweek

The New York Times bestselling author the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette once called, “the Alexander the Great of crime fiction,” Elmore Leonard is responsible for creating some of the sharpest dialogue, most compelling characters (including U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of TVs Justified fame), and, quite simply, some of the very best suspense novels written over the past century. Killshot is prime Leonard—a riveting story of a husband and wife caught in the crossfire when they foil a criminal act and are forced to defend themselves when the legal system fails them from the murderous wrath of a pair of vengeful killers. When it comes to cops and criminals stories, Killshot and Leonard are as good as it gets—further proof why “the King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) deserves his current place among John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and the other legendary greats of the noir fiction genre.

"Synopsis" by , It's not Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne's fault that they were in the real estate office when a pair of thugs walked in with extortion on their minds. But as far as aging Ojibway Indian hit man Armand Degas is concerned the Colsons are going to have to pay dearly for seeing too much . . . and for the damage Wayne inflicted on Armand and his sicko partner Richie Nix with a tire iron. The cops here in middle-of-nowhere Michigan can't help Carmen and Wayne out, and the best the Feds can offer is the Witness Protection Program. So ultimately it's going to have to come down to one wife, one husband, two killers . . . and one lethal shot.
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