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Road dogs

by Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Avalon Public Library Audio Visual CD FIC LEO
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD FIC LEO
Northern Tier Regional Library Audio/Visual CD/BK LEONA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  CD/BK LEONA
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD LEO
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD LEO
Robinson Library Audio Book CD FIC LEONARD
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Audio Book
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD LEONARD [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD LEONARD [B-O-CD]
The refined bank robber Jack Foley is back again, along with two other illustrious characters: Dawn Navarro, a gorgeous psychic, and Cuando Rey, a rich Cuban refugee. Here, Foley gets nabbed by the police during a routine robbery and is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Legendary New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard returns with three of his favorite characters: Jack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from Labrava, and Dawn Navarro from Riding the Rap. Jack Foley is serving a thirty-year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, but he's made an unlikely friend on the inside who just might be able to do something about that. Fellow inmate Cundo Rey, an extremely wealthy Cuban criminal, arranges for Foley's sentence to be reduced from thirty years to three months, and when Jack is released just two weeks ahead of Cundo, he agrees to wait for him in Venice Beach, California. Also waiting for Cundo is his common-law wife, Dawn Navarro, a professional psychic with a slightly ulterior motive for staying with Cundo: she wants his money. And with the arrival of Jack, she sees the perfect partner in a plan to relieve Cundo of his fortune. Cundo may be Jack's friend, but does that mean he can trust him? And can either of them trust Dawn? Road Dogs is Elmore Leonard at his best and readers will love seeing Cundo, Jack, and Dawn back in action and working together . . . or are they?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* It's homecoming for a handful of Leonard's most entertaining characters. When last seen, all-world bank robber Jack Foley was getting shot by his lover, U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco, at the end of Out of Sight (1996); bent fortune teller Dawn Navarro was riding shotgun alongside another marshal, Raylan Givens, the Shane of South Beach, in Riding the Rap (1995); and Cundo Rey was a go-go dancer, also in South Beach, before getting shot by a secret-service agent turned photographer in LaBrava (1983). Now Jack and Cundo are finishing up stretches of jail time in Florida, while Dawn, Cundo's sort-of wife, awaits his return in Venice, California. It's the perfect setup for one of Leonard's tragicomic screwball capers in which fast-talking, lovable but lethal con men (and women) try to outthink each other, avoid getting killed, and steal whatever there is to steal. Not a whole lot happens here except for a couple of bursts of violence in the midst of the high jinks (a classic Leonard ploy) but it's full of wonderful banter and the kind of back-and-forthing between characters out to double- and triple-cross each other that Ross Thomas used to do so well in his Woo and Durant novels. And, of course, there's California's canal-strewn version of Venice a setting tailor-made for Leonard's ability to match funky landscapes to offbeat characters. Reading isn't supposed to be this much fun.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Leonard launches three characters from previous novels on a collision course in this seemingly effortless performance. After prison buddy Cundo Rey (last seen in LaBrava) drops a bundle on a shark attorney, celebrity bank robber Jack Foley (from Out of Sight) gets his 30-year prison sentence reduced to 30 months. Jack's quickly back in the world, living large in one of Cundo's two multimillion-dollar houses in Venice, Calif., juggling a fast seduction with fortune-teller (from Riding the Rap) Dawn Navarro (who is now Cundo's lady) and the untoward attention of rogue FBI agent Lou Adams, who's waiting for Foley to rob another bank. While Dawn tries to enlist Foley in a scheme to steal Cundo's off-the-books fortune, Cundo surprises them with an early release. Betrayal simmers while Foley considers going semi-straight-with the help of a widowed starlet-Dawn hatches a plan that could get her rich and rid her of all her problems, and Cundo's associates and neighborhood toughs get sucked into the fray. The plot isn't as tight as it could be, but Leonard's singular way with words is reason enough to read it. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ex-convicts -- Fiction.
Psychics -- Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Harper Audio,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors James, Peter Francis.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Performed by Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780061767760
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