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Raylan

by Elmore Leonard

Raylan Synopsis

The star of JUSTIFIED returns in a stunning new novel from 'the greatest crime writer who ever lived' [Dennis Lehane]. US Marshal Raylan Givens, star of the series JUSTIFIED, and protagonist of RIDING THE RAP, PRONTO and the story 'Fire in the Hole', is back in action, this time with a federal warrant to serve on a dope dealer named Angel Arenas, a man 'born in the U.S. but a hundred percent of him Hispanic'. The state troopers are impressed when the marshal struts into the convict's hotel room without drawing his gun, but Raylan soon finds that Angel's already been the victim of another crime, one that's way bigger than a few pot plants, and clearly the work of a professional ... RAYLAN shows Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, as we follow one of his favourite protagonists through a series of adventures with unlikely villains. As ever, the work is filled with unexpected twists and the most vibrant, crackling dialogue currently available in the English language.

Raylan Press Reviews

To say that Leonard is considered a legend in the crime fiction genre might be said to understate the case - this is why. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Leonard's dizzyingly economical style, packed with information and never wasting a word, continues apace in this unusual case. * SUNDAY HERALD *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780222301
Publication date: 7th February 2013
Author: Elmore Leonard
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit. www.elmoreleonard.com

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