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Publisher: Contentville Press, 2001
Edition: First Electronic Edition
Elmore Leonard, best-selling author of 37 novels including Get Shorty and the recent Pagan Babies, now brings his unmistakable style to electronic-publishing. In Leonard’s first original e-book, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (featured in Pronto and Riding the Rap) returns to the Eastern Kentucky coal-mining country of his youth. When Boyd Crowder, a mail-order-ordained minister who doesn’t believe in paying his income taxes, decides to blow up the IRS building in Cincinnati, Givens is asked by the local marshal to intervene. This sets up an inevitable confrontation between two men on opposite sides of the law who still have a lingering respect for each other. Throw into the mix Boyd’s sister-in-law, Ava, who carries a torch for Raylen along with a deer rifle, and you’ve got a funny, adrenaline-charged novella only Leonard could have written.