A vintage title by Elmore Leonard - The New York Times bestselling author of Be Cool and Get Shorty
Joe LaBrava gets involved when his friend Maury has trouble with an ex-film star - the one Joe fell for when he was 12. But the low-grade hustlers would need to be smarter than they seem to pull off a ransom scam. Are some people really smarter than they seem?
Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many 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. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.