By Elmore Leonard
Pagan Babies is vintage crime fiction from the grasp of suspense, New York Times bestselling writer Elmore Leonard.
Father Terry Dunn proposal he'd visible every thing at the suggest streets of Detroit, yet that was once sooner than he went on a bit retreat to Rwanda to keep away from a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, 9 Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is again attempting to hustle up a ranking to aid the little orphans of Rwanda.
But the fund-raising will get complex whilst a former tattletale cohort pops up on Terry's tail. after which there is the beautiful Debbie Dewey. A freshly sprung ex-con became stand-up comedian, Debbie wishes a few quickly money, too, to settle an previous ranking. Now they are in jointly for a larger payoff than both may well finagle on my own. in any case, it makes sense...unless Father Terry is operating a con of his own.
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