• by Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ironworker Wayne Colson and his spirited wife Carmen are witnesses to a shakedown scam - witnesses who must be eliminated. Enter Armand Degas, aka Blackbird, the brains of the operation, and his partner Richie Nix, an ex-con whose highest goal is to rob a bank in every state. A lively chase ensues when the Colsons enter the Federal Witness Security Program with two bumbling but determined killers on their trail.
With its dead-on dialogue, memorable characters, and absolute authenticity, this is one of Elmore Leonard's all-time great novels.


What the Critics Say

"Masterful...gemlike...bone-chilling." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Heart attack stuff

Talk about unbearable tension. I kept getting so worked up by the story that I just wanted to skip to the end to escape. No one can build the pressure like Elmore can. I'm going to order another one of his soon but not right away. I'll need time for the panicky feeing to wear off.
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- Barbara

Classic Leonard, superbly written characters.

The characterisations are just superb. Very good narration too. If you like crime novels that really get into the characters, this is for you.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-07-2016
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books