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Father Terry Dunn doesn't have qualms about substituting punishment for penance. If that means killing four Hutu murderers who slaughtered his Tutsi congregation, so be it. Being an instrument of divine wrath has certain disadvantages, however, so Dunn breaks camp and heads for Detroit, where he's welcomed by family, a five-year-old federal indictment for tax fraud, and a fast-talking fireball named Debbie Dewey. Fresh from a stint in prison for assaulting her former fiancé, Randy, with a Ford Escort, Debbie is out for revenge:
"I still can't believe I fell for it. He tells me he's retired from Merrill Lynch, one of their top traders, and I believed him. Did I check? No, not till it was too late. But you know what did me in, besides the hair and the tan? Greed. He said if I had a savings account that wasn't doing much and would like to put it to work... He shows me his phony portfolio, stock worth millions, and like a dummy I said, 'Well, I've got fifty grand not doing too much.' I signed it over and that's the last I saw of my money."It's only a matter of time before Debbie's desire for cold, hard cash and Dunn's fundraising for Rwandan orphans join forces in a carefully plotted financial assault on Randy's benefactor, Tony Amilia, who just happens to be the last of the old-school Detroit Mafia. Throw in a couple of hit men to whom loyalty is a foreign word, and you've got vintage Leonard: a fast-paced, roller-coaster ride of a novel where deceiver and deceived are gloriously shifty signifiers. --Kelly Flynn --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent Leonard. And I can't imagine why this hasn't been made into a movie.Published 4 months ago by James P. Wright
Leonard's 2000 "Pagan Babies" has been re-published and is newly out with several other older titles--happy days! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Blue in Washington
A comic crime novel, not at all in the tradition of Westlake.
Where Westlake is falldown funny, Leonard is chuckleworthy. Read more
When Elmore Leonard died recently I decided to read one of his books that I had not read as a tribute to him. Pagan Babies is that book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Martin
PAGAN BABIES is my first Elmore Leonard novel. I know, I know. I've waited far too long to dive into his world and have heard great things about his stories, so perhaps my... Read morePublished 20 months ago by GAE-LYNN WOODS
Certain writers are so distinctive, you can read a couple of their books, and then picking up an uncredited manuscript, be relatively certain of its author. Read morePublished 21 months ago by crafty lefthander
Another great Elmore Leonard work. Everything he does is unique and not a formulae. The people that review his stuff are all famous writers in their own right.Published 23 months ago by john reading
"Pagan Babies" is the first novel I've read by Elmore Leonard, but it is probably one of the better books I've read this year. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Erin Hanton
I am generally a fan of Elmore Leonard but this work was a terrible piece of junk. It is typical schlock of the kind written by what are called in the political world "useful... Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by T. Reid