The New York Times bestselling author of Be Cool and Get Shorty
Vietnam veteran Vincent Majestyk had his belly-full of killing in Asia. It was his job and he was one of the best, but when he stripped off his uniform he never wanted to go back to it.
Now he works under the open skies of the American Southwest, growing melons on his farm, where nobody knows about his past. And that is why a cheap crook named Kopas, a hard-named cop named McAllen, and a big-time hit man named Renda all figured Majestyk was another local yokel to be pushed around.
It looks like Majestyk is about to go to war again.
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.