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Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game. She's covered neo-Nazis and post-Katrina New Orleans, but now she's looking for an even bigger challenge.

So Dara and her right-hand man Xavier head to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, to tackle modern-day pirates. But they soon find a whole lot more than they bargained for and quickly learn that almost no one in Djibouti is what he seems.
A mob of colourful characters patrols the seas, including a pirate chief with a taste for fine cars and an Oxford-educated sheik with scams of his own. And then there's the gun-toting Texan billionaire Billy Wynn, and James Russell, an American al-Qaeda convert who wants to blow up something big. As hijacked tankers line up like floating bombs, Dara and Xavier know it's time for a showdown .
'A vibrant contemporary thriller - exhilarating read, full of fun' Sunday Times
'Deliciously to-the-point dialogue . . . highly entertaining' Independent on Sunday
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 201 x 22mm | 274g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753829053
  • 9780753829059
  • 139,572

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A superior piece of pulp fiction. -- Colin Waters * SUNDAY HERALD * The dialogue fizzes, the plot twists right up to the final paragraph and everything and everyone is cool and sexy * THE TIMES * Leonard tells the story with his usual swagger, and it might be an updated Casablanca. * EVENING STANDARD * Leonard is still the master of diamond-sharp dialogue, stylish prose and likeable, believeable bad guys. * SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * An interesting change of locale for Leonard and a thrilling novel. * CATHOLIC HERALD * Classic no-holds-barred Leonard * DAILY TELEGRAPH * an exhilarating read, full of fun, energy, and offbeat ploys -- John Dugdale * SUNDAY TIMES *
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About Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.
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an exhilarating read, full of fun, energy, and offbeat ploys John Dugdale SUNDAY TIMES
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2,281 ratings
2.97 out of 5 stars
5 7% (156)
4 23% (516)
3 40% (922)
2 22% (500)
1 8% (187)
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