Pronto

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Random House, Jan 1, 1995 - Fiction - 384 pages
243 Reviews
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.

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Spare, clean, and really strong ending. - Goodreads
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Man, great writing, great story. - Goodreads
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He certainly follows his own advice. - Goodreads

Review: Pronto (Raylan Givens #1)

User Review  - Trudy - Goodreads

I came across the series "Justified" when Kenny started watching it last year. I was immediately and thoroughly enamored with Timothy Olyphant's portrayal of Raylan Givens. When shows are based on ... Read full review

Review: Pronto (Raylan Givens #1)

User Review  - Greg Saluga - Goodreads

I am a big fan of the FX show Justified, so I've been wanting to check out Elmore Leonard's series of books that inspired the show for a while now. I was very pleased with this one. Raylan Givens is ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. He successfully conquered alcoholism in the 1970s; details of his struggle with the bottle appear in author Dennis Wholey's 1986 book The Courage to Change.

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