By Elmore Leonard
The respected New York Times bestselling writer, well-known as “America’s maximum crime writer” (Newsweek), brings again U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the enchanting hero of Pronto, Riding the Rap, and the hit FX sequence Justified.
With the ultimate of the Harlan County, Kentucky, coal mines, marijuana has turn into the most important money crop within the kingdom. 100 kilos of it will possibly gross $300,000, yet that’s chump switch in comparison to the zone million a human physique can get you—especially while it’s bought off piece by way of piece.
So while Dickie and Coover Crowe, dope-dealing brothers recognized for sampling their very own provide, choose to department out into the physique enterprise, it’s as much as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to prevent them. yet Raylan isn’t your standard marshal; he’s the laconic, Stetson-wearing, fast-drawing lawman who juggles dozens of situations at a time and constantly shoots to kill. yet by the point Raylan unearths out who’s making the cuts, he’s mendacity bare in a tub, with Layla, the cool transplant nurse, approximately to move for his kidneys.
The undesirable men are commonly gals this time round: Layla, the nurse who collects kidneys and sells them for ten grand a section; Carol Conlan, a hard-charging coal-mine govt no longer above ordering a cohort to shoot point-blank a guy who’s status in her method; and Jackie Nevada, a gorgeous someday collage pupil who can outplay someone on the poker desk and who unexpectedly reveals herself being tracked by way of a good-looking U.S. marshal.
darkish and droll, Raylan is natural Elmore Leonard—a page-turner jam-packed with the gleaming discussion and sly suspense which are the hallmarks of this contemporary grasp.
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