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Road Dogs By Elmore Leonard

Road Dogs
by Elmore Leonard

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The legendary NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author returns with three of his favourite characters, each one out to win, in a fast-moving plot that's one of his best.
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Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard

Cundo Rey says Jack Foley is the only white guy in prison he can trust. Foley is the celebrity bank robber from Out of Sight; Cundo, last seen in LaBrava, is a millionaire hustler doing time for first degree. Foley was laid low on a job he should have carried off, and his thirty years aren't going quick. When he escapes he's marched back inside by one Karen Sisco - though not, of course, before they catch up. But then Cundo pays a hot attorney to get Foley's time reduced. Thirty years turn to thirty months and the golden boy drags himself from Karen to see to Cundo's affairs - as any good Road Dog should. Waiting for Cundo in Venice, California, is his 'wife', Dawn Navarro, the seductive psychic from Riding the Rap. Waiting for Foley is Lou Adams, a rogue FBI man and no stranger to a grudge. But with two weeks' grace till Cundo walks free, Foley has other things on his mind - like getting a bit too friendly with his prison buddy's wife. Their pillow talk: screwing the real estate man for all that he's worth. Soon Cundo's back, with some favours of his own to ask the man whose freedom cost him thirty grand. But who can double - or triple - cross the other players first? With a lovable but lethal cast on a collision course for the swag, Elmore Leonard's high-octane thrills show no sign of letting up.

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Road Dogs Reviews

"the wildly witty plot includes a multiplicity of low-life characters, double crosses, scams, betrayals and dead bodies. Above all, Leonard provides the fizziest and cleverest dialogue in crime fiction. A total delight." -- MARCEL BERLINS THE TIMES 21.11.09 "Like Out of Sight? You'll love this... a typically labryinthine tale featuring three of his best jive-talking ex-cons. Lets hope George Clooney reads it and wants to make another Jack Foley film." GQ - January 2010 issue "There is little sign of Leonard losing his ear for dialogue." TLS - 18.12.09 "proof, if any were needed, that being 83 years old has not diminished Elmore Leonard's talents as one of America's foremost writers... one of Leonard's most enjoyable romps to date... deserves to be read and re-read." SUNDAY EXPRESS - 10.01.10 'Leonard's crime stories are packed with players who deserve curtain calls... Leonard, now 83, still writes with high style, great energy, unflappable cool and a jubilant love of the game.' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY - 01.11.09 "a cause for celebration... a hugely entertaining read... it is a testament to Leonard's skills that he manages to make each of his characters interesting and rounded... it is Leonard's snappy dialogue that lifts his tale above other run of the mill crime capers." SUNDAY HERALD 15.11.09 "No-one writes crime novels like Hollywood favourite Elmore Leonard, and he has returned with a typical tale of colourful hoodlums on the hunt for another scam... Great dialogue, great characters: 84-year-old Leonard, releasing his 47th novel, never fails to thrill." -- 9/10 EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS 28.11.09 "there's no doubt this is vintage Leonard... great dialogue." IRISH NEWS 14.11.09 "about the varying degrees of truth and baloney in relationships. Sometimes the truth or baloney is lethal. Road Dogs is droll, exciting and underlying its material of sex, violence and money, and beyond its cast of cons and thugs and movie stars - asks interesting questions." THE SCOTSMAN - 28.22.09

About Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his phenomenal career. Many of his books have been made into successful movies, including GET SHORTY with John Travolta, OUT OF SIGHT with George Clooney, and RUM PUNCH (which became Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN). In 2006 he was the recipient of the CWA DIAMOND DAGGER.

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Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard
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