Publisher: New York : Arbor House, 1987
Edition: First Edition
Pages: 345 Pages
Original Price: $
Locations: New Orleans
‘Bandits’ shows Leonard experimenting—just a little—with his kind of entertainment to see what can be made of it. I like the result. It’s longer than his other books, the narrative roomier and more laid-back. The good bad guys (i.e., the sympathetic characters) are over the hill and inclined to reminiscence, and the really bad guys are for the first time foreigners—Nicaraguan contras. It’s as if Leonard, who has created so many memorable local, inner-city villains, had peeked beyond our borders and been struck by international awareness: out there lies a whole new source of violence and corruption. - Peter S. Prescott - Newsweek
Bandits assembles an unlikely crew: an ex-nun, an ex-cop, and an ex-con. They’ve got their eyes on several million dollars that they’ve decided should not be sent to aid the Contras in Nicaragua. Of course, a lot of other people have their eyes on the money, too - including the CIA. But Lacy, Jack, and Roy have a plan. Their motives may differ, but one thing is certain: Together they’re going to make out like bandits.