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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. He was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so Harry 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 a cold-blooded Sicilian "Zip" does and whacks Arno for fun. After all, it's a "pride thing"...and it might even put Raylan in good stead with Harry's sexy ex-stripper girlfriend Joyce.

Synopsis:

The feds want bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss, "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto, and put the word out that Harry's skimming profits. Planning to retire to Italy anyway, Harry figures it's a good time to get lost. But U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry's tricky but not careful, so he's determined to find the fugitive's Italian hideaway before a cold-blooded Sicilian does.

Synopsis:

“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.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard has written more than forty novels, including bestsellers Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Pagan Babies, and Glitz. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shortyand Out of Sight. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062020314
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20100330
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.84x4.18x1.12 in. .42 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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Product details 400 pages Harper - English 9780062020314 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The feds want bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss, "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto, and put the word out that Harry's skimming profits. Planning to retire to Italy anyway, Harry figures it's a good time to get lost. But U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry's tricky but not careful, so he's determined to find the fugitive's Italian hideaway before a cold-blooded Sicilian does.
"Synopsis" by , “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.

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