With a seemingly foolproof plot for revenge and profit, untamed survivors of the tumultuous sixties set off on a wild bombing spree. Elmore Leonard, as always, is a blast.
survivors of sixties bombing spree takes a wrong turn
Untamed survivors of the tumultuous sixties detemined to keep the revolution burning in their lives. With a seemingly foolproof plot for revenge and profit, they're off on a wild bombing spree. One that will take more than one explosively wrong turn-and more than one life.
Another great Elmore Leonard book. For what more could one ask? Just the greatest of our time.
pretty good crime fiction
This is Elmore Leonard doing what he does: tight dialogue, gritty fiction filled with real characters. If you like Leonard, you'll enjoy it.
What can I say about Elmore Leonard he is a great writer and this book proves it.
LARGE PRINT -- Leonard starts and ends his latest page turner with a bang, and between explosions we meet a vivid group of characters who are mainly veterans of the youth rebellion of the 1960s. Chief among them are Chris Mankowski, 38-year-old Detroit police sergeant, newly transferred from the bomb squad to sex crimes; Woody Ricks, alcoholic auto scion; Donnell Lewis, ex-Black Panther who is acting as Woody's driver, nursemaid and would-be swindler; Robin Abbott, ex-con, exfugitive (she bombed a federal office building) who has plans for a million dollar movie based on Woody's life, with help from her old boyfriend and erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs, now a movie dynamite expert. The only character who does not have ties to the '60s is Greta ("Who's Huey Newton?") Wyatt, stagenamed Ginger Jones, who meets Chris when she reports that Woody has assaulted her. When Chris pursues the investigation, he is suspended from the force, ostensibly for nonresidence in Detroit but really because of Woody's clout. Now determined to get to the bottom of things, Chris is caught up in a web of scams plotted by Robin, Skip and Donnell.
Funny - vintage Leonard, with a good plot and unusual characters.