Bandits

Bandits

eBook - 2009
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A wild ride with 'the coolest, hottest writer in America' (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and turns, unforgettable characters, and the most razor-sharp dialogue being rapidly exchanged anywhere in the crime fiction genre. Leonard stands tall among the all-time greats (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain) and towers far above most of the writers currently plying the noir fiction trade. The master who created U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, currently of the hit TV series Justified, is at the top of his game, ensnaring readers in an ingenious plot hatched by a former jewel thief and a radical ex-nun to scam millions from a sadistic Nicaraguan colonel. In fact, the Philadelphia Inquirer says Bandits 'may well be his best.' Read it and decide for yourself.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061828188
0061828181
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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lukasevansherman
Apr 27, 2015

One of Leonard's more political book, touching on our misguided (and illegal) Central American policies. Made into a film with Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Published during congressional hearings on Reagan's Contras Scandal in 1987. While it is a story to rob the funds raised by a Nicaragua Colonel to purchase arms for the Contras, it was about colorful characters as a nun, a mortician, a thief and an ex-cop. Good fast read with a message from Leonard.

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Nun: ... He has a letter from the President and that's good for a check every time he shows it.
Jack: The president of what? You meant the president?

Nun: Of the United States of America. He calls the contras our brothers. "Freedom Fighters." Quote. The moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers ...

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Nun: You only robbed the rich?
Jack: There 's no percentage robbing the poor. What was I gonna take, their food stamps?

Jack: Then why do you call it disappeared?
Nun: My God, where have you been? It isn't only in Nicaragua and Salvador, It's a Latin American custom. It happens in in Guatemala, it's popular all the way south to Argentina. Don't you read? ...

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