Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard's novels and screenplays are best known for their gritty realism.

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Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 6.82 x 4.24
  • Publisher: HarperTorch; (June 2002)
  • ISBN: 0060082186


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    In this sequel to
    Pronto, Harry Arno has retired from bookmaking but is still closing out some of his outstanding debts. But then his collection agent, an ex-con by the name of Bobby Deo, goes to pick up $1,800 from Chip Ganz and ends up getting hired for a hostage-taking operation (like kidnapping "in a way," Chip tells him, "only different. A lot different.") When Harry's taken by his own man, it's up to United States Marshal Raylan Givens to track him down, in the same methodically relentless fashion he tracked Harry that time he ran off to Italy. Throw in a henchman named Louis Lewis with plans of his own and an attractive young psychic named Reverend Dawn, and you've got yet another crime story that'll keep you on the edge of your seat--occasionally chuckling to yourself--straight through to the finish. (And bonus points to loyal Leonard fans who can spot the crossover elements from Rum Punch and Maximum Bob.) --Ron Hogan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.



    Reader Reviews
    elmore leonard, July 29, 2003 Reviewer: alex from san diego, CA USA elmore leonard is considered one of the best crime writers today.he paints everyday criminals with a certain realisjm and distinction.in riding the rap, an ex mobster gets kidnapped by a guy who owes him money and two other guys.they plan on emptying his bank account and running off to the bahamas.that's when federal marshal raylan givens goes out to bring the ex mobster back safe and sound as a favor to his girlfriend.a gardner, an ex stripper and a fortune teller are only a few of the players in this crime caper.

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