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by Elmore Leonard

eBook Riding the Rap epub
  • ISBN: 0440295394
  • Author: Elmore Leonard
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Publisher: Dell Publishing; First Edition edition (December 1, 1995)
  • ePUB size: 1787 kb
  • FB2 size 1958 kb
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The. Rap. For Christine. Dale Junior would feel him staring, though when he glanced over the marshal was usually looking out at the road or the countryside, patient, taking the ride as it came. Dale Junior decided to start feeling him out. Can I say something?

The. Can I say something?

Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.

Elmore John Leonard Jr. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted as the film Jackie Brown).

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo . Riding The Rap picks up a year later

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. Riding The Rap picks up a year later. Raylan is still in a relationship with Joyce, although they are having problems due to Joyce continuing to enable and aid Harry, who has become a depressed alcoholic and is still talking of retiring and moving to Italy.

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Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014

Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier.

In an Elmore Leonard book, mayhem comes in three’s and Leonard sure loves to band together idiot sociopathic criminals in triplicate

In an Elmore Leonard book, mayhem comes in three’s and Leonard sure loves to band together idiot sociopathic criminals in triplicate. Here, he has a stoner scammer, a sort of Jamaican con man wannabe, and a hot-headed bounty hunter who loves his pruning shears. Basically the stoner has a X-mas tree light (the one that shorts out the rest of the string of lights) idea, and bands together with the other two to abduct the bookie he owes money and hold him hostage until he pays up.

Louis said, Blindfolded? Yeah, they put a cloth over his head and taped it on, the same way we did. They’d say, ‘Death to America’ and give him a slap. So they spoke to him. They’d say things like, ‘No move, no speaking,’ but he didn’t know them, so he wouldn’t recognize any of their voices. Didn’t you tell me this man read the Bible, he played chess? He made the chess pieces out of tinfoil some of the food was wrapped in. How could he do that, you say he was blindfolded all the time? I meant when the guards came in the room.

Author: Elmore Leonard.

Riding the Rap. Annotation. Author: Elmore Leonard. This is the story of Harry, the ex-mobster who first appeared in Pronto, who has been kidnapped by a raggle-taggle band of extortionists and ex-cons under the impression that he’s richer than he really i. n this sequel to Pronto, Harry Arno has retired from bookmaking but is still closing out some of his outstanding debts.

Her voice calm, telling him-the way Raylan heard it-she knew who he was and what he wanted to talk to her about. She didn’t try to avoid him.

Her voice calm, telling him-the way Raylan heard it-she knew who he was and what he wanted to talk to her about s morning, she said as long as he came an hour or so before noon; she’d be leaving then to go to the restaurant. So Raylan got in the Jaguar and headed up 95 in the traffic, the lanes both ways, north and south, strung with cars and pickups, vans, semis, motor homes.

Comments: (7)
Friert
This isn't one of Elmore Leonard's best books by a long shot. Somehow the plot is in slow-mo and the characters just aren't that interesting or compelling. Poor Raylan Givens, the star of several books and a very successful TV series, is reduced to being an almost inactive bystander.

The storyline, in a nutshell, involves the kidnapping of Raylan's girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. This is Harry Arno, a crooked bookmaker (introduced in "Pronto"), who is reduced to blithering victim here. His tormentors are three idiots--one dumber than the next--who are clueless as to how to conclude the ransom caper and accordingly become increasingly violent and impotent. Raylan, resourceful man of action, dithers with ambivalence through all of this. He isn't clear about how his relationship with his current girlfriend is going; his new acquaintance with a pretty fortune-teller is undefined; and he can't quite figure out how to rescue the kidnapped Harry Arno.

I'm a huge fan of Elmore Leonard, but I would advise anyone reading through his vast production of generally great novels, to skip this one.
Atineda
Riding The Rap is a direct sequel to the Leonard's novel Pronto. Pronto ended with Raylan exacting revenge on Tommy Bucks and hooking up with Harry's ex Joyce while ex-mafia bookie Harry Arno remained a lonely whining crybaby.

Riding The Rap picks up a year later. Raylan is still in a relationship with Joyce, although they are having problems due to Joyce continuing to enable and aid Harry, who has become a depressed alcoholic and is still talking of retiring and moving to Italy. Because of the celebrity and controversy that Raylan received after his shooting of Tommy Bucks the Marshals service has assigned him to work with Miami police in a special task force that tracks down fugitives. The novel opens with Raylan bringing a man back to Miami who was arrested for a DUI and then discovered to have a warrant out for his arrest. The journey ends in typical Raylan fashion, with him arresting 2 others and bringing them to justice as well.

Harry is still around. Like in Pronto, he is still talking about moving to Italy and retiring. With the mafia no longer after him, Harry continued to operate a book in Miami. But now that he again has decided to retire he has been collecting all the large debts owed to him, with Joyce's help as she is driving him around due to Harry losing his own license because of a DWI arrest. Harry manipulates Joyce into helping him and always feeling sorry for him. Harry hires Bobby Deo, aspiring gardener who works as a bounty hunter, to track down a man named Chip Ganz who owes Harry $16,500. But instead Chip talks Bobby into helping him and Chip's muscle, a Jamaican man named Louis Lewis, into working for them and its Harry who goes missing soon instead.

When Joyce finds out that Harry is missing again she begs Raylan to go looking for him again. Raylan would rather let Harry stay gone, but he can't let a mystery go unsolved or a potential crime go unpunished and hits the road looking for Harry once more which sets him on a path for a showdown with the three amateur criminals and an attractive psychic named Reverend Dawn who has a history with Ganz.

For anyone who is familiar with the tv series Justified, this episode was actually adapted for the show already. It was the third episode of season 1 entitled "Fixer". Harry Arno is called Arnold Pinter in the episode and Bobby and Louis are combined into one character and there is no Joyce or Dawn, but it remains mostly the same as the book.

While Pronto saw both Raylan and Harry as the main characters of the story, Riding The Rap is all Raylan's story. Harry getting kidnapped is what drives the plot but he is in the background for a majority of the story. After Pronto, Raylan is now a celebrity and a hero in law enforcement circles but has been demoted because of the same incident. He once again has to risk his life for a person who doesn't even like. Because Harry has so little dialogue or time in the story he isn't allowed to be as annoying as he was in Pronto which is a plus. Most of the time Harry is only being mentioned because the kidnappers are watching him on camera.

Our three criminals aren't nearly as tough as Tommy Bucks or the mob characters from Pronto, but they are entertaining enough on their own to keep the story from dragging. While they are all dangerous, they are also three clowns who are figuring this all out as they go along. You enjoy reading their reactions when they realize its Raylan the famous US Marshal after them. You smile when they decide they want to beat Raylan at his own game and outdraw him old west style and begin practicing. Still, you know Harry doesn't stand a chance if Raylan isn't able to find him. You also know that Chip, Bobby and Louis don't stand a chance when Raylan finds them. Reverend Dawn is the most entertaining of the new characters. A legitimate psychic who has worked with the police in the past. She knows more about Harry than she lets on and has trouble hiding her attraction to Raylan when they first meet. As does Raylan.

While Riding The Rap is not as good as a novel as Pronto, it is another entertaining read by Leonard and a great continuation of the story of Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens.
Opilar
I think Elmore Leonard is a bit of an acquired taste. He writes in a very sparse style with a lot of dialogue. His characters may not seem fully fleshed out, but that's because the focus is more on the action. That said, he does shed some light into Raylan Given's character, especially working the coal mines and dealing with union bosses when he was younger. Givens is more of an incidental character in PRONTO, but he's the main character in RIDING THE RAILS. As such, he's one of Leonard's most memorable characters--a modern cowboy. Leonard got his start writing westerns and Raylan Givens allows him to show off some of his skills in portraying a rugged individual, complete with cowboy hat, badge and gun.

So this is yet another crazy scam pulled off by shady characters, some not so bad, others ruthlessly so. Leonard dramatizes the nature of human relationships with much verisimilitude. The bad guys are always looking for ways to pull one over on each other. Givens (like Leonard) is an astute judge of human character and that's what makes him such a good cop.

As usual, there are also some hilarious moments in this book. I love the postcard Rayland sends to the bad guys. That was priceless.
Dynen
It's pretty rare that a movie/tv show actually improves on the book, but that's the case here. That said, this is a really good book that would have been even better had I not had so much source material and pre-judgement of who Raylan Givens "is".

I went ahead and read Pronto also, and that is the better of the two books. I did definitely enjoy this one though.

I always have a hard time with fiction book reviews, I don't want to give anything away, but I want it to be a useful review. Bottom line is that this is a good book, that spawned an even better TV show.
DEAD-SHOT
I really enjoyed this novel. and Elmore Leonard is a wonderful story teller, with interesting characters, twists and dialog that is wonderfully rich.
Nettale
Elmore Leonard's Writing style , his choice of characters and storylines never seem to fail in giving a pleasurable time reading. Always providing several chuckles and some desultory items that cause me to scurry to my cd collection to listen to a song that he inserts in passing ( "the Only One" by Roy Orbison from Mystery Girl 1989). The FX series Justified stirred my interest in reading anything regarding Raylan Givens. I have only read 8 of his books . Elmore never disappointed me yet.
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