Ironworker Wayne Colson and his spirited wife Carmen are witnesses to a shakedown scam - witnesses who must be eliminated. Enter Armand Degas, aka Blackbird, the brains of the operation, and his partner Richie Nix, an ex-con whose highest goal is to rob a bank in every state. A lively chase ensues when the Colsons enter the Federal Witness Security Program with two bumbling but determined killers on their trail.
With its dead-on dialogue, memorable characters, and absolute authenticity, this is one of Elmore Leonard's all-time great novels.
©1989 Elmore Leonard (P)2003, 2016 New Millennium Entertainment, Phoenix Books
"Masterful...gemlike...bone-chilling." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
The characterisations are just superb. Very good narration too. If you like crime novels that really get into the characters, this is for you.
"Great book with one annoyance."
For some reason, the quality of the recording isn't good at all in some places and is quiet even at full volume. This doesn't ruin the book at all, but it's a tad irritating. Great book otherwise.
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