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Pagan Babies: A Novel
Pagan Babies A Novel
Author: Elmore Leonard
Pagan Babies is classic crime fiction from the master of suspense, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard. Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing pa...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062266019
ISBN-10: 0062266012
Publication Date: 6/25/2013
Pages: 352
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is Elmore Leonard, true to form; always an exciting read with lots of twists. It's hard to give even a snapshot of what it's about without giving away the twists - nothing is as it seems. I enjoyed it.
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This is the abridged version.
Good book, totally different then what I normally listen to. I got it for Steve Buschemi voice- he is great. Intresting story
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In 'Pagan Babies' Elmore Leonard takes the reader from post-genocide Rwanda to mobbed up Detroit and back again. Leonard's writing here meets or exceeds his usual high standards for gritty and sardonic wit and intricate plot and then there are the characters who people his plot. Almost without exception, every character in the book is playing an angle of one kind or another - if not several angles.

Rich characters - there's 'Father' Terry Dunn returned from Africa to 'raise money for orphans' (the pagan babies), and ex-con with a schtick and a scam named Debbie Dewey, plus several Detroit Italian mobsters, a Hoosier hick hitman, not to mention several very bad banana-beer swilling men in Rwanda and 47 unburied bodies in Father Terry's Rwaandan church.
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Good solid Elmore Leonard, though probably not among his best.
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