Pronto

Pronto

Book - 1993
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Harry Arno was grossing six to seven thousand dollars a week running a South Miami Beach gambling operation. To protect his position, he was forced to cut a deal with the local muscle, Jimmy Capotorto (Jimmy Cap to the likes of Harry), an even fifty-fifty split. For years Harry had been padding his own stake by skimming a grand a week off the top. A couple of local detectives wise to sticky fingers try to bag Jimmy the Cap by putting the squeeze on Harry. Now, the dicks suggest, would be a good time for Harry to rat the mobster out. U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens has his own agenda. He has to deliver Harry to a Federal grand jury to testify at Jimmy's drug-running trial. Even though he's a step slower that he used to be, Harry's no fool. When Jimmy Cap's men are a hair too slow gunning him down and Raylan's surveillance slips, Harry's already two steps ahead of them. Years of preparation pay off and Harry slips out of the country pronto. Being on the lam is no time to get soft, but Harry didn't plan on missing his companion Joyce so much. Sneaking her to his hideout could save him from loneliness but Joyce's quick departure tips off his trackers. Jimmy Cap's men follow Joyce while Raylan stays close behind. The three sides end up in Rapallo, 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. Pronto is classic Elmore Leonard
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada OCT 1993
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780385310871
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2017

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ArapahoeAnnaL Apr 13, 2018

Delicious, pitch perfect dialog and characters!

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PearlyBaker
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.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 26, 2015

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

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kevinmann
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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