Bandits Author:Elmore Leonard Come down to New Orleans and meet the bandits: Lucy Nichols, ex-nun, daughter of a rich right-wing oil man; Jack Delaney, an ex-con who thinks he's gone straight; and Roy Hicks, an ex-cop whose career was cut short when he got sent to prison. They've stumbled onto a private fund-raising scheme to aid the Contras in Nicaragua. And they've decided... more » that the several million dollars raised should not leave New Orleans. Lucy's willing to become a bandit because, while working with Nicaraguan lepers she saw the horrors the Contras inflicted on innocent people. Jack is attracted to Lucy, and bored working in his brother-in-law's funeral home. Roy's the uncomplicated one: there's not much he wont do for one-third of millions of dollars.
This was later made into a movie starring Billy Bob Thorton and Bruce Willis. Elmore Leonard also wrote Get Shorty.« less