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It is such a pleasure to be able to give this book five stars. These two guys are in leagues of their own. Frank Muller was the greatest narrator who ever read a book. Leonard is still alive and about eighty. He has been writing about one book a year for sixty years. He may be slowing down now, but several of his books have been made into movies and at least one into a TV series (Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant, is based on the book called Raylan, and it's one of the few things on TV worth watching). In this book Leonard crafts his typical suspense story, peopled with characters whom he draws quickly. He has an ear for dialogue that is unmatched. He writes about gangsters and regular people in Detroit and Miami. His writing is unique: usually within a paragraph or two you know it's him. The suspense in this book builds to the point at which it is almost unbearable. You just can't believe that George Moran doesn't do what he needs to do until the very last page, and you find yourself urging him to do it. Leonard creates a cast of people who are so real and so vital that you can almost touch them. The monstrous Dominican General DeBoya is so completely evil that you want to kill him yourself. The romance between George and Mary, the General's wife, is tender and believable from their first meeting in the D.R. The details of the war in the D.R. are so vivid that you really think that Leonard might have fought in it. In sum, this is my favorite narrator and one of my favorite writers. You just cannot possibly go wrong with these two gentlemen. I'm so glad that these books are now available on Audible. You will eat them up.
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Elmore Leonard was the master of his art, and Frank Muller the master of his. This kind of storytelling will never get old.
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