Bandits Author:Elmore Leonard Working at his brother-in-law's New Orleans funeral home isn't reformed jewel thief Jack Delaney's idea of excitement -- until he's dispatched to a lepers' hospital to pick up a corpse that turns out to be very much alive ... and under the care of a beautiful, radical ex-nun in designer jeans. The "deceased" is the one-time squeeze of a Nicaragu... more »an colonel who's ordered her dead for trying to "infect" him, and Sister Lucy's looking to spirit the young woman away from his guns and goons. Plus Lucy's getting ideas about spiriting away some of the colonel's millions as well -- and someone with Jack Delaney's talents could come in very handy indeed.« less
It's Elmore Leonard's most daring novel to date - and his characters have never been more vivd. There's Lucy, the slender ex-nun in pressed Calvins; and Roy, the ex-cop whose career was cut short by a prison term. Here in New Orleans they've stumbled onto cache of several million dollars on its way to the Nicaraguan contra - and they have a plan. Together they're going to make out like bandits.