Author(s): LEONARD Elmore
Harry Arno runs a South Miami Beach gambling operation. To protect his position, he was forced to cut a deal with the local muscle, Jimmy Capotorto (Jumbo Jimmy Cap), an even fifty-fifty split. For years Harry had been padding his own stake by skimming off the top. Now a couple of local detectives - wise to sticky fingers - try to bag Jimmy by putting the squeeze on Harry. U.S. Marshalls deliver Harry to court to testify at Jimmy's trial. Even though he's a step slower than he used to be, Harry's no fool - he slips out of the country pronto. With Jimmy Cap's men following and the Feds close behind, the three sides end up in Italy, watching their own backs while keeping abreast of Harry's. But it's not until the chase leads back to Miami that the real winners and losers are revealed ...
No one does it better than Elmore Leonard and this grabs from the first line and doesn't let go. Pure brilliance HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his phenomenal career, many of which have been made into successful movies. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger.