|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
“A punchy mix of crime and Kentucky coal-mine sociology . . . It’s one of Leonard’s best thrillers in years.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“With a practised ease and the craft of more than half a century of novelistic composition, Leonard works like the Picasso of crime fiction . . . Raylan is as close as it gets to creating the complete illusion of unmediated entertainment on the page.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“In addition to kinetic storytelling and spot-on dialogue, Leonard has a cool wit. . . . Characters roll from scene to scene, urged on by self-interest and greed, bumping against one another and building up steam until they’re smashing together in orgies of violence.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Raylan is Leonard’s best of the 21st centurygood stuff from first page to last.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
“The smarter crooks give Raylan grudging respect; his fellow lawmen grant him their highest praise: ‘You’re doin’ a job the way we like to see it done.’ The same can be said of the 86-year-old Elmore Leonard.” (Wall Street Journal)
“[Leonard’s] finely honed sentences can sound as flinty/poetic as Hemingway or as hard-boiled as Raymond Chandler. His ear for the way people talkor shouldis peerless.” (Detroit News)
“There is no greater writer of crime fiction than Elmore Leonard, and no one who has more resplendent energy. . . . Like pretty well every Leonard novel, Raylan is a delight.” (The Guardian (UK))
The revered New York Times bestselling author, recognized as “America’s greatest crime writer” (Newsweek), brings back U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the mesmerizing hero of Pronto, Riding the Rap, and the hit FX series Justified.
With the closing of the Harlan County, Kentucky, coal mines, marijuana has become the biggest cash crop in the state. A hundred pounds of it can gross $300,000, but that’s chump change compared to the quarter million a human body can get you—especially when it’s sold off piece by piece.
So when Dickie and Coover Crowe, dope-dealing brothers known for sampling their own supply, decide to branch out into the body business, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to stop them. But Raylan isn’t your average marshal; he’s the laconic, Stetson-wearing, fast-drawing lawman who juggles dozens of cases at a time and always shoots to kill. But by the time Raylan finds out who’s making the cuts, he’s lying naked in a bathtub, with Layla, the cool transplant nurse, about to go for his kidneys.
The bad guys are mostly gals this time around: Layla, the nurse who collects kidneys and sells them for ten grand a piece; Carol Conlan, a hard-charging coal-mine executive not above ordering a cohort to shoot point-blank a man who’s standing in her way; and Jackie Nevada, a beautiful sometime college student who can outplay anyone at the poker table and who suddenly finds herself being tracked by a handsome U.S. marshal.
Dark and droll, Raylan is pure Elmore Leonard—a page-turner filled with the sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.See all Editorial Reviews
I bought this book after seeing the Justified series on a streaming service. I was initially put off because I thought the characters and evants were portrayed differently on the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ed Benjamin
After I finished the Justify series, I discovered this book and, almost as an afterthought, I started reading it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Chelito
Great fun for fans of Elmore Leonard and Justified. Not a repeat of the TV show, but all new stories--some familiar characters mixed with new ones, great ending for EL's and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Wayne Kimbell
The book is good. It's would be much better if you haven't seen seasons 3 and 4 as the stories have been used but slightly modified.Published 16 days ago by jason warfield
It's Elmore Leonard, one of the best American writers of the 20th century. What's not to like?Published 19 days ago by D. R. Hardin Jr.
Elmore Leonard's writing has always been good to great and this book is no different. This guy wrote so many different types of books it's really amazing that he was so good at... Read morePublished 22 days ago by CapNComeback
Rylin knows too much with no evidence and shoots people when thy really could be captured He is a fun hero but unrealistic in this day and age .Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer