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Pronto: Raylan Givens Series, Book 1

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"Try rounding up the usual suspects and you'll find it can't be done in an Elmore Leonard novel. Pronto is no exception. Here a fascinating array of colorful characters discovers that the Atlantic can't separate the good guys from the bad when a bookie, a U.S. marshal, and a trio of thugs from Miami's underworld pay a visit to Rapallo, on the Italian Riviera." "For twenty years Harry Arno has operated a sports book in Miami Beach, taking bets on all the pro games. And for twenty years Harry has been skimming the profits, shortchanging his silent partners, the local wiseguys. Harry is ready to retire to a villa on the Italian Riviera with his girlfriend, Joyce - maybe even marry her - when he becomes the fall guy in an FBI assault on organized crime and has to run for his life." "A U.S. marshal named Raylan Givens happens to know what Harry did in Italy in '45, during the war, and why it draws Harry to return, so Raylan takes off after the bookmaker to bring him back. Years before, on their way to a grand jury hearing, Harry ducked out and Raylan looked downright dumb. It would seem he's not going to let it happen again. Or is it that he follows Harry to protect him from the Zip, a gangster in the classic style who has his own reason to see Harry dead? Pronto takes you to Italy, where it reaches a high in suspense, then returns to Miami Beach for the big finish." "With razor-sharp wit, crackling suspense, and some of the most authentic dialogue in contemporary fiction, Pronto is Elmore Leonard at his astonishing best. The unrivaled master at awakening the sights, smells, and sounds of the colorful worlds he so flawlessly portrays, Leonard has once again created "an intimate, precise, funny, frightening, and irresistible mural of the American underworld." (The New Yorker)"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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"Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better."
—Washington Post

"The man knows how to grab you—and Pronto is one of the best grabbers in years."
—Entertainment Weekly

Fans of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified are in for a major treat. The unstoppable manhunter with the very itchy trigger finger stars in Pronto, a crime fiction gem from the one and only Elmore Leonard, "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever" (New York Times Book Review). The Grand Master justifies the overwhelming acclaim he has received over the course of his remarkable career with an electrifying thriller that sends the indomitable Raylan racing to Italy on the trail of a fugitive bookie who's hiding from the vengeful Miami mob. The legendary Leonard, whom the Seattle Times lauds as the "King Daddy of crime writers," proves that all comparisons to American noir icons John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain are well deserved with this tale of very dirty doings and extremely dangerous men coming together in the birthplace of Puccini, Garibaldi, and La Cosa Nostra.

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