• by Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ironworker Wayne Colson and his spirited wife Carmen are witnesses to a shakedown scam - witnesses who must be eliminated. Enter Armand Degas, aka Blackbird, the brains of the operation, and his partner Richie Nix, an ex-con whose highest goal is to rob a bank in every state. A lively chase ensues when the Colsons enter the Federal Witness Security Program with two bumbling but determined killers on their trail.
With its dead-on dialogue, memorable characters, and absolute authenticity, this is one of Elmore Leonard's all-time great novels.


What the Critics Say

"Masterful...gemlike...bone-chilling." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book with one annoyance.

For some reason, the quality of the recording isn't good at all in some places and is quiet even at full volume. This doesn't ruin the book at all, but it's a tad irritating. Great book otherwise.
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- Morgan raven

An Excellent Elmore

The story was a little weak and not especially compelling. The characters were excellent though, beautifully drawn and compelling. Leonard's prose was spare and punchy as only he can be at his best. He IS the Hemingway of crime fiction. McLarty's performance was off the charts, one of the best I have ever heard.
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- fatcat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2016
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books