Riding the Rap (Raylan Givens Series #2)

Riding the Rap (Raylan Givens Series #2)

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Riding the Rap (Raylan Givens Series #2) by Elmore Leonard

It seemed like a brilliant idea. Three mismatched bad guys--a Palm Beach potted, a Bahamian ex-con, and a Puerto Rican gardener turned mob enforcer--get together to carry out the perfect crime: kidnap retired Miami bookie Harry Arno and let him pay the ransom with his ill-gotten wealth. He can't go to the cops later. No one will miss him. It's perfect. Or so they figure.

They figure wrong. Harry's former girlfriend, ex-topless dancer Joyce Patton, misses him a lot. Now she's sending her current boyfriend, Stetson-hatted federal marshal Raylan Givens, looking for Harry. And Raylan always gets his man. And in this case, he also gets his woman--the last person to see Harry, a sexy psychic named Dawn. Dawn may be clairvoyant, or she may be in on the kidnapping. Either way, she gives Raylan a lead, and he's hunting on Florida's 24-karat Gold Coast for three loco hombres...and trying to bring Harry back alive...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553473568
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1995
Series: Raylan Givens Series , #2
Edition description: 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 7.11(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

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. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.

Hometown:

Bloomfield Village, Michigan

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1925

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Education:

B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950

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Riding the Rap 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
This is Leonard's second Raylan Givens novel, that the show 'Justified' is based on.  Once again, Raylan seems to spend most of his time going off on his own, rather than sticking purely with his US Marshall services job.    Harry, from 'Pronto' , the first Raylan Givens' book, is a retired bookie who returns In this book.   After running from the mob in book one, he is kidnapped by a trio of truly strange characters in this book.  Raylan gets involved with a beautiful young psychic; an old woman whose memory has gone, and her druggie son who is selling everything out of her mansion; a brash you man who dreams of killing situations that make him look macho;  and a truly crazy enforcer. Raylan  continues to be his own man.  This quality makes him, and his stories, uniquely interesting.  Sometimes I wish Elmore Leonard wasn't so stereotypically racist with every group one could possible think about in his books.  The saving grace with this, I believe, is to show the stupidity of these attitudes. Gently macho is definitely in, as Raylan determines his own means of justice!!
McCarthy92 More than 1 year ago
2011, for me, has been the year of Elmore Leonard. Prior to the new year, I had not read any of his highly praised works and Riding the Rap would be the fourth novel of his that I've read. Riding the Rap is the second novel to feature Raylan Givens, the U.S. Marshal from the excellent FX Series Justified. Viewers of the show will notice that the episode "The Fixer" is an adaptation of this novel. And while the episode is a great episode, because the book has so much more details, and characters, the fun is doubled. Leonard writes such great dialogue that is fun to just say out loud while you're reading it. Everything is great in yet another amazing piece by Elmore Leonard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a complete page turners, the characters seem more then real, i think i'm hooked on this author!
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Very good book
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Dark grey fur.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
It's Elmore Leonard. How bad can it be? Poker-faced humor, astute observations of human nature. I've often thought Raylan Givens could be played well by Clint Eastwood.
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Book is very intriguing.
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OB-at-OTR More than 1 year ago
Fans of Elmore Leonard already know about this book but I recommend it for fans of the TV series 'Justified.' The book gives some insight to the Raylon Givins character and some of the episodes of the show. However, be aware that the Timithoy Oliphant character on TV is not quite the same as how Leonard envisioned the character.
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Readdicted More than 1 year ago
Leonard is one of my favorite storytellers and this one is no exception, but "short story" would be a more accurate description. Over 60 pages of this 251 page e-book version are filled with hype about other Leonard works. The actual story fills pages 5 through 192 and the term "fills" is used loosely. Much of the dialogue is presented in short, double-spaced sentences.
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