By Elmore Leonard
“Elmore Leonard can write circles round virtually anyone lively within the crime novel today.”
—New York instances booklet Review
With greater than 40 novels to his credits and nonetheless going robust, the mythical Elmore Leonard has good earned the name, “America’s maximum crime author” (Newsweek). And U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Pronto, Riding the Rap, Fire within the Hole) is one in all Leonard’s most well-liked creations, thank you partly to the outstanding good fortune of the hit television sequence “Justified.” Leonard’s Raylan shines a focus once more at the committed, if a bit trigger-happy lawman, this time in his usual yet no longer quite comfortable milieu of Harlan County, Kentucky, the place the drug dealing Crowe brothers are branching out into the human physique elements company. Suspenseful, darkly wry and riveting, and crackling with Leonard’s trademark electrical discussion, Raylan is key Grand grasp Leonard as you've regularly enjoyed him and continuously will.
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