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The switch

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Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara meet while doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they join forces for one big score. They plan to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they don't count on her lowlife husband not wanting his lady back. So it's on to Plan B--with the unlikely help of a ticked-off housewife. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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9780062206138
9780440208310
9780061829963
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"My favorite Leonard book....He writes the way Hammett and Chandler might write today, if they sharpened their senses of ironic humor and grew better ears for dialogue."
—Dallas Morning News

"The best writer of crime fiction alive."
—Newsweek

Dangerously eccentric characters, razor-sharp black humor, brilliant dialog, and suspense all rolled into one tight package—that's The Switch, Elmore Leonard's classic tale of a kidnapping gone wrong...or terribly right, depending on how you look at it. The Grand Master whom the New York Times Book Review calls, "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever," has written a wry and twisting tale that any of the other all-time greats—Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, James M. Cain, Robert Parker...every noir author who ever walked a detective, cop, or criminal into a shadowy alley—would be thrilled to call their own. Leonard, the man who has given us U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (currently starring in TV's Justified) is at his storytelling best, as a spurned wife decides to take a rightful—and profitable—revenge on her deceiving hubby by teaming up with the two thugs he hired to abduct her.

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