By Elmore Leonard
“Intense….A larger quality of entertainment.”
—New York Times
Elmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the very best approach. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir story of a mama’s boy psycho killer with a vendetta opposed to a Miami cop. A cat-and-mouse story with claws, Glitz is exciting, scary, explosive, mind-blowing, every thing an exceptional mystery is meant to be—superior crime fiction the genre’s past due greats, John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al, could were proud to name their very own. Elmore Leonard, the author of incredible mayhem and really unforgettable characters—like U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit television sequence Justified—is at his nail-biting, page-turning top with Glitz which Stephen King within the New York occasions ebook Review calls, “Smashing and satisfying.”
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I’ve examine it, yet I don’t be aware of the names,” Vincent acknowledged. “We bought our personal league in Miami. We obtained the clever men, we even have the Cubans Fidel despatched us. ” “We bought Cubans,” Dixie stated, “we bought bikers deal with the rate concession, brew methamphetamines out within the Pine Barrens, have their very own chemical vegetation. ” “You have any Colombians? ” “I imagine i'll go searching, scare you a few up,” Dixie acknowledged. “Sal Catalina, getting again, is South Philly. other than immediately he’s in Talladega Correctional on a gun cost. They been hounding the shit out of him, ultimately bought him on that convicted felon with a firearm. He had a excessive ordinary box King in his trunk, less than the spare tire. Sal says the feds placed it there—who is familiar with? It’s simply years, you recognize, yet it’s higher than not anything. We received a tape of Sal and Ricky, you should listen it. They’re in a loo someplace, I omit, men’s room of a restaurant. Sal’s giving Ricky the Zit a lecture on desk manners. man eats like a fucking goat, Sal’s telling him by no means speak along with your mouth complete and chunk every one chew 40 instances, to your digestion. Ricky the Zit says, ‘I understand how to fuckin devour, I been fuckin eatin all my existence. ’ You pay attention whack. Sal slaps him around the face. You listen Sal’s voice, very calm, constantly, ‘Ricky, hear what I’m telling you. ’ “ “Ricky the Zit,” Vincent stated. “He used to be approximately twenty then, had a bad complexion. It’s cleared up, yet he’s nonetheless an average little fucker. Sal, Sal thinks he’s George Raft. pricey fits, or he’s bought the blouse open the entire method, the chains. probably a bit swishy. So he’s often called Sal the Cat or he’s Sally, or he’s Sal ‘Little Pussy’ Catalina. simply you name him that to his face he’ll kill you. Sal, although, you could consult him, he’s now not a foul man. Ricky’s anything else. Ricky the Zit. Ricky ‘the Blade’ Catalina. Ricky the Sickie. I want somebody’d shoot him during this struggle they obtained going. ” “You’re telling me,” Vincent stated, “he’s no longer in most cases a part-time rent-a-cop, somebody’s doorman. ” “These guys,” Dixie acknowledged, “they’re into extortion, shylocking, prostitution, they take a lower from the bookies, any unlawful playing. Sal, they are saying, runs it from Talladega, at the mobile. Ricky’s feel to be a collector. Or you’re past due with a fee they ship Ricky. ” “So if he’s looking at the door that night,” Vincent stated, “he’s now not upstairs accumulating. whatever else is occurring, correct? might you assert that, a celebration, they don’t are looking to be disturbed? ” “A social gathering, a card video game, a intercourse exhibit, a few form of off-premises playing . . . ” “After hours? ” “Yeah, or much less stringent ideas than within the casinos. man will need to gamble in his undies consuming a cheese steak sub. Or they’re enjoying blackjack, man will need to deal with the playing cards. New Jersey, you can’t do it within the casinos, you can’t contact the playing cards. They bought much more ideas than out in Nevada. ” “You acknowledged ‘off-premises’ . . . ” “Not in a on line casino, now not regulated. they can nonetheless have an identical apparatus, yet with out the entire ideas. ” “Would a on line casino function the sport? ” “Not the on line casino, I doubt it.