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Well-known South Miami Beach bookie Harry Arno was grossing seven thousand a week running sports bets.  He split fifty-fifty with local wiseguy Jimmy Capotorto, aka Jimmy Cap, but by skimming off the top for twenty years, Harry had stashed away enough to retire.  Everything was set for his name-change and vanishing act to the Italian Riviera with his girlfirend, Joyce (Joy, when she was a topless dancer), right after the Super Bowl.  Harry Arno felt like a lucky man. He felt wrong.  An FBI assault on organized crime had targeted Jimmy Cap, and Harry was set up as the fall guy to help them do it.  Now "Zip," a Sicilian in a classic black suit, had a reason to want Harry dead.  Raylan Givens, a Stetson-wearing U.S. marshal, had the job of keeping him alive.  And from Miami to Rapallo, Italy,  Harry Arno had plans of his own to clean up the past, guarantee his future...and let drawling Raylan Givens go one-on-one across two continents with the mob.
ISBN: 9780440214434


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ArapahoeAnnaL Apr 13, 2018

Delicious, pitch perfect dialog and characters!

Sep 07, 2016

Remember in college when faced with writing another 10 page paper you realized just how dirty your toilet and base boards really were? How about later in life when writing your ex an email so you change the quote below your signature to Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan? "Yes I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you." Well that's how this novel made me feel. It was my least favorite Elmore Leonard piece, and I started and finished six other books since this one began. It's too bad seeing as how Justified is such a good tv show.

Jul 26, 2015

Fans of FX's "Justified" will enjoy this as it features Marshall Raylan Givens.

Nov 09, 2012

Fantastic book by an amazing writer. Not as flashy and corny as the TV show.

dklingelheber May 24, 2012

The writing in the TV show is much better.

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