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City Primeval : High Noon in Detroit

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"As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you'll find....The action never stops, the language sings and stings."
--Washington Post

The City Primeval in Elmore Leonard's relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the author's much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Master's acclaimed crime novels. The "Alexander the Great of crime fiction" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) shines in these urban mean streets, setting up a downtown showdown between the psychopathic, thrill-killing "Oklahoma Wildman" and the dedicated city copy who's determined to take him down. The creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of TV's Justified fame, Elmore Leonard is the equal of any writer who has ever captivated readers with dark tales of heists, hijacks, double-crosses, and murder--John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker included--and nobody then or now is better.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 136 x 200 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062191357
  • 9780062191359
  • 989,552

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Clement Mansell knows how easy it is to get away with murder. The cool killer is already back on the Detroit scene--thanks to some nifty courtroom moves by his lawyer--and he's feeling invincible enough to execute a crooked judge on a whim. Lieutenant Raymond Cruz thinks the "Oklahoma Wildman" crossed the line long before this latest outrage, and he's determined to see that the hayseed psycho meets an end he deserves, with a gun pointed at him. But that means a good cop, having to play somewhat fast and loose with the rules . . . in order to maneuver Mansell into a wild Midwest showdown that he can't walk away from.
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1,660 ratings
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4 44% (728)
3 29% (475)
2 4% (66)
1 1% (16)
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