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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 4th 2002
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Raylan Givens (#1)
An incongruous story at best. A modern cowboy wanna-be, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, has taken off for Italy in pursuit of Harry who is being sought by a number of felons who want to do him harm. I started reading the Raylan Givens series after reading an interview with Elmore Leonard who rem...
This was my first exposure to an Elmore Leonard book. Initially, I was put off my his very "unwriterly" means of writing. I loved the dialogue though, so I kept reading along. For the most part, I really liked Raylan and Joyce. Harry was a prick and I would have let the mob have him.The story wa...
I enjoyed it; it is different from what you might be used to from the series because it is set before the events depicted in "Fire in the Hole" (though the ending of this book strongly resembles the initial set of events in Justified that send Raylan back to Kentucky).Great story line and interestin...
What took me so long to read Elmore Leonard? This was fantastic, loved it from start to finish. Raylan Givens is a great character, so good I might even watch the TV show that features him. Headed to the library to get the next one...
I liked this one quite a bit but I like Raylan Givens a lot. This is the first book starring the throwback Deputy Marshall and it is pretty much what you would expect. The characters are excellent, the dialog pops, the story move right along to a satisfying ending. Elmore Leonard is a goddamned geni...