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.
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