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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.
I was disappointed, when after I got over the sense of deja vu, I realized he had recycled a lot of material from previous stories.Published 1 day ago by Rhodi Schnetzer
He's a great writer and I've enjoyed some of his books, but I didn't like this one. The plot wandered and the story line was weak.Published 1 day ago by Robert Wolfson
As a fan of Timothy Olyphant since "Deadwood", I knew I'd like the TV series "Justified". When I found "Raylan" on sale at Amazon, I knew I'd like it, too. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ron Onufer
Reading this book was as good as watching Justified!!! I loved it!!!Published 3 days ago by Kathryn Lee
Was it because I loved the show Justified, or was it because I love anything Elmore Leonard? Doesn't matter...5 ⭐️ fun!Published 3 days ago by Susan Morrow
This is not one of Leonard's better efforts but when one considers the sheer volume of his writing output, Elmore can get some slack. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Richard Ameisen
Classic Elmore Leonard book. I recommend it for EL fans. For folks who haven't read any of his other works this might be a good one to try.Published 6 days ago by Thomas L. Rigsby