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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.
Elmore Leonard is on automatic with the Raylin series. This fits the series to a T with plenty of wit, interesting characters and Raylin managing to escape death and just pull it... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Ian L Hart
We love Elmore Leonard books. Sorry that there will be no more. He was a great author.Published 3 days ago by Andrea Scarborough
Oh,now I know where the series came from. Very interesting.Published 4 days ago by Dianne M. Martino
Whoa! One heck of a book. The late great Elmore Leonard always knew how to tell a story. Great Work!Published 5 days ago by Avid Book Reader
This is one of the best of a really good writer. I'm going to best the bushes for more in this series.Published 7 days ago by Robb Grace
I watch "Justified" and the TV Raylan and the book Raylan are exactly alike. It made the book really fun to read.Published 8 days ago by Timber
Good fast read,I am a fan of Elmore Leonard and the FX tv show Justified.Published 9 days ago by michael armstrong
Not at all what I expected - oh it's okay but not up to Elmore's standardsPublished 10 days ago by Hertzel Grotch