The beguiling story of a man, a woman and a nasty crime, from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US.' - Time.
'But the whole deal, staying and going along with her idea, both, depended really on how much nerve he had. Which she would have to find out...'
Nancy Hayes has plenty of feminine charm - and the instincts of a shark. Jack Ryan is handy with his fists and has all the cunning of an ex-con. Now, in a Michigan resort town, a rich man wants Jack gone and Nancy for himself.
For Jack, the choice is clear: Nancy's promises of pleasure, her crazy, thrill-seeking schemes of breaking into homes, shooting guns and maybe stealing a whole lot of money is driving him mad.
But there is one thing Jack doesn't know yet. Nancy is planning the deadliest thrill of all...
Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans in 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 in 2013 in Detroit.