Elmore Leonard's Bandits in his most daring and accomplished novel to date. His characters have never been more vivied, his dialogue sharper, his humor subtler, his plotting as strong and suductive.
Come down to New Orleans ans 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 fundraising schene to aid the Contras in Nicaragua. And they've decided 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 horros 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 won't do for one-third of millions of dollars.
Of course, a lot of other people have thier eyes on the money too, including Colonel Dagoberto Godoy Diaz, an ex-bigwig, Nicaraguan politico; his cold-blooded enforcer, Franklin de Dios; the CIA even the IRA. But Lucy, Jack, and Roy have aplan. Together they're going to make out like bandits.
Taken from the cover.