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Way back when revolution was the thing, bombs were Robin Abbott and Skip Gibbs’s bag—until their explosive “freedom of expression” was curtailed by some considerable prison time. Now the ex-SDSers are back out in the material world and looking to put their pyrotechnic skills to more profitable use. Their target is Woody Ricks, a dope-addled Detroit “rich kid” and aging former fellow radical who Robin thinks ratted them out to the Feds. But Motown cop Chris Mankowski also has his eye on Woody—albeit on another matter entirely—and until his recent switch to Sex Crimes, Chris was the Bomb Squad’s golden boy. So it’s only fitting that he’ll be around when the really nasty stuff starts going down . . . or blowing up.
Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.
I don't give 5 stars to light reads, but Leonard is tops in that category. I don't like everything he writes, but this is one of the better ones. Read morePublished 6 months ago by DaveP
After All these years, i figured i should read an Elmore Leonard book. I got the audio of
Freaky-Deaky. One of the worst things i have ever listened to. Read more
Have not finished reading but I really enjoying it so far.Published 7 months ago by jimsizemore1405
Great writer great book. Very good plot and wonderful dialogue. Real cracker.Published 14 months ago by Don D
This is a sleeper of a movie. Follows Elmore Leonard's book very closely. Good cast. If you like Leonard you will enjoy this moviePublished 20 months ago by Russell B. Temple