Stick (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest "Stick" Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town -- and Miami is a pirate's paradise, where investment fat cats and lowlife drug dealers hold hands and dance. And when a crazed player chooses Stick at random to die for another man's sins, the struggling ex-con is left with no choice but to dive right back into the game. Besides, Stick knows a good thing when he sees it -- and a golden opportunity to run a very profitable sweet revenge scam seems much too tasty to pass up.

  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
52
Section 6
75
Section 7
90
Section 8
103
Section 18
238
Section 19
254
Section 20
265
Section 21
279
Section 22
297
Section 23
298
Section 24
311
Section 25
324

Section 9
117
Section 10
137
Section 11
156
Section 12
157
Section 13
172
Section 14
189
Section 15
208
Section 16
209
Section 17
226
Section 26
332
Section 27
343
Section 28
344
Section 29
361
Section 30
369
Section 31
382
Section 32
389
Copyright

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Page 308 - Moke was operating on his own this trip, needing no orders or plan other than his will to get Mr. Stickley in a fix and shoot holes in him.
Page 191 - I was just thinking," Stick said, "that making a phone call to your broker in the backseat of a Cadillac doing sixty miles an hour with the air conditioning on is an awful lot easier than going in someplace with a gun, isn't it?
Page 125 - What the man says she does, she putzes. Putzes around the house trying to think up things to be done. Then she give you a list.
Page 46 - What else? Put money in some gimmick everybody has to have, get rich and retire. No more worries, no more looking over your shoulder.
Page 120 - See, he sits there at the club with his rich friends? Say, 'Oh yeah, I go right in the cage with 'em. They wouldn't hurt me none. No, I know how to handle 'em, how to treat 'em.
Page 93 - I don't do it anymore," Stick said. "That was a long time ago." "You just happen to have the jump-wire in your bag.
Page 78 - Vette would be easier to move. Get some plates off another car, drive up to Atlanta and unload it.
Page 133 - You did not talk to the Cecils of the world drunk; you threw a net over them if you had one.

About the author (2009)

Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey’s Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard’s character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story “Fire in the Hole”. He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the ‘Dickens of Detroit’ and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.

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