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Publisher Comments:

Elmore Leonard, New York Times bestselling author and the hippest, funniest national treasure in sight (Washington Post), brings his trademark wit and inimitable style to this twisting, gripping--and sometimes playful--tale of modern-day piracy

Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game. She's covered the rape of Bosnian women, neo-Nazi white supremacists, and post-Katrina New Orleans, and has won awards for all three. Now, looking for a bigger challenge, Dara and her right-hand-man, Xavier LeBo, a six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer, head to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships.

They learn soon enough that almost no one in the Middle East is who he seems to be. The most successful pirate, driving his Mercedes around Djibouti, appears to be a good guy, but his pal, a cultured Saudi diplomat, has dubious connections. Billy Wynn, a Texas billionaire, plays mysterious roles as the mood strikes him. He's promised his girlfriend, Helene, a nifty fashion model, that he'll marry her if she doesn't become seasick or bored while circling the world on his yacht. And there's Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, who's vowed to blow up something big.

What Dara and Xavier have to decide, besides the best way to stay alive: Should they shoot the action as a documentary or turn it into a Hollywood feature film?

Synopsis:

The author of Road Dogs brings his gritty, humorous style to a modern-day pirate story, in which an ambitious documentary filmmaker and her right-hand man get more than they bargained for on the Horn of Africa. 200,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

In a modern-day pirate story, ambitious documentary filmmaker Dara Barr and her right-hand man, Xavier LeBo, a seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer, get more than they bargained for on the Horn of Africa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062015341
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Elmore, Leonard
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery
Subject:
Audio Books-Popular Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101012
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Nautical Fiction
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 288 pages HarperCollins - English 9780062015341 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Road Dogs brings his gritty, humorous style to a modern-day pirate story, in which an ambitious documentary filmmaker and her right-hand man get more than they bargained for on the Horn of Africa. 200,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , In a modern-day pirate story, ambitious documentary filmmaker Dara Barr and her right-hand man, Xavier LeBo, a seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer, get more than they bargained for on the Horn of Africa.
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