Rum Punch (Paperback)
Ordell Whitebread Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordells profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackieand 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 Cherryan honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get outshe could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story "Fire in the Hole." He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the 'Dickens of Detroit' and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.
“The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!”
-The New York Times Book Review