The Moonshine War
"The finest thriller writer alive." -- "The Village Voice."
"Mr. Leonard dazzles as he sprinkles his work continually with unexpected convolutions. . . his people are real, with nary a stereotype in the pack." -- "The New York Times Book Review."
It was Prohibition, and a big, hell-raising Son Martin had himself something special: $125,000 worth of Kentucky's finest home-made whiskey, no one was going to steal it. Because when it came to shooting, fighting, and outsmarting the Big Boys, Son Martin wasn't just good. He was bad . . .dangerous. . . and deadly.
"An absolute master." -- "The Detroit News."
"Elmore Leonard is the real thing. . . .he raise the hard-boiled suspense novel beyond the limits of the genre. . .he paints an acute picture of the world that is all too real and recognizable" -- "The Washington Post."
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Review: The Moonshine WarUser Review - Stephen - Goodreads
Somewhere in between his Westerns and his crime fiction. Both chronologically in terms of history, as well as the kind of story he tells. Although to some extent, Dutch always wrote westerns even when he was writing crime fiction. Or vice versa. Read full review
Review: The Moonshine WarUser Review - Cynthia - Goodreads
This is one of Elmore Leonard's earlier books, a prequel to his Raylan Givens stories about hard times in Harlan County,, KY and what drove the hill folk to making moonshine. Lots of historical ... Read full review