Rum Punch

Rum Punch

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"Powerful...clever...astonishing...a delicious read."
--Detroit Free Press

Rum Punch is classic Elmore Leonard--the electrifying thriller that served as the basis for the acclaimed film Jackie Brown by director Quentin Tarantino, starring Pam Grier, Robert DeNiro, and Samuel L. Jackson. Leonard's story of a not-altogether-blameless flight attendant on the run from her vicious gun-running sometime employer who sees her as a troublesome loose end, Rum Punch is "the King Daddy of crime writers" (Seattle Times) at his sharpest and most ingeniously entertaining. In fact, People magazine calls it, "Leonard's best work. He brilliantly reaffirms his right to the title of America's finest crime fiction writer." Enjoy this sensational noir winner from the creator of the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV's hit series Justified, and see why the great Elmore Leonard stands tall in the company of America's most legendary crime fiction masters: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062119826
  • 9780062119827
  • 427,249

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The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever! --The New York Times Book Review"
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Back cover copy

Ordell "Whitebread" Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie--and now the aging but still hot flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime "loose end" that Ordell needs to tie up permanently. Jackie, however, has other options. And with the help of Max Cherry--an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out--she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.
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Rating details

7,307 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,556)
4 49% (3,553)
3 27% (1,938)
2 3% (230)
1 0% (30)
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