Working at his brother-in-laws New Orleans funeral home isnt reformed jewel thief Jack Delaneys idea of excitementuntil hes dispatched to a lepers hospital to pick up a corpse that turns out to be very much alive . . . and under the care of a beautiful, radical ex-nun in designer jeans. The deceased is the one-time squeeze of a Nicaraguan colonel whos ordered her dead for trying to infect him, and Sister Lucys looking to spirit the young woman away from his guns and goons. Plus Lucys getting ideas about spiriting away some of the colonels millions as welland someone with Jack Delaneys talents could come in very handy indeed.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Be Cool. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, the short story "Fire in the Hole," and Raylan. Leonard is the recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.