Cat Chaser: A Novel

Cat Chaser: A Novel

Elmore Leonard

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0062190954

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonard—quirky, peopled with oddball characters…and more twists and turns than a roller coaster.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A superior example of gritty writing and violent action.”
New York Times

There are numerous reasons why Grand Master Elmore Leonard is considered “the coolest, hottest thriller writer in America” (Chicago Tribune) and “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review). Cat Chaser is one of them. A gripping, lightning-paced tale of an ex-soldier-turned Florida motel owner whose dangerous affair with the mistress of a Dominican general in exile—a former death squad leader—threatens to have lethal consequences…especially when drugs, double-cross, and murderous mob thugs are added into the mix. A classic thriller from crime fiction master who first brought us U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, currently of TV’s Justified, Cat Chaser proves once more that when the true greats of mystery and suspense are mentioned—John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert Parker, et al—Elmore Leonard tops the list.

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The girl looked at Rafi and immediately her expression clouded, her lower lip came out and her chin seemed to tremble. Rafi gave a small nod toward Moran. The girl turned to him, raising her head proudly. “I am the sister of Luci Palma.” Moran said, “Well, I’ll be.” The girl looked nothing like the Luci Palma he remembered. He said, “You’re a lot younger.” “Yes, twelve years,” the girl said. “Well, how is Luci these days? Where does she live?” “She’s dead,” the girl said. She seemed to

Mary’s. “When’d she call?” “Few minutes ago. We’re different, we got us a couple Dominican freeloaders. Where you going? You just got here.” “I’ll be back.” Moran shoved the slip of notepaper into his jeans and walked out into the sunlight, back toward his house. He was anxious. Nolen, coming out of Number Five, stopped him. “George, can I talk to you?” “I got to make a phone call.” “Just take a minute.” Nolen, his shirt open and hanging out of his pants, got to Moran at the shallow end

Boya says then, ‘Put away what takes you a year to make and have it close by, so you can take it with you.’ Jimmy Cap says, ‘That the rule of thumb?’ Like getting back to our span, George.” Jiggs looked at his hand again. “How much does it hold? How much does a guy like de Boya put away in case he has to slip off in the night and show up in Mexico as Mr. Morales? You follow me?” “I don’t know,” Moran said, “how much does he?” “Later on I’m talking to Jimmy Cap,” Jiggs said, “I ask him out of

he do then?” He saw a different look come into Mary’s eyes. “You know him better than I do, but he doesn’t seem the type that loses gracefully. What does he do to you when you tell him?” Mary’s reaction surprised him: the look of calm that came into her eyes as she listened. “You’re right, it sounds like him. It’s the roundabout way he thinks . . . the son of a bitch.” She sat down in the chair, thoughtful. “But we aren’t sure,” Moran said. “There’s the matter of your dock blowing up. Would

it is. Near the airport.” Moran said, “Let’s wait a little while before we tell the police.” “But if you can’t deal with him,” Mary said, showing concern now as she looked at Nolen. “Isn’t that right?” Nolen shook his head. “I wouldn’t even think about it.” “I just want to ask him something,” Moran said. “Alone.” 23 * * * JIGGS STOPPED at the flamed Trans-Am and stuck his head in the passenger side. Hunched over like that his seersucker coat parted at the vent to show the seat

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