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Freaky Deaky (Paperback)
Leonard working at his peak in this tale of a cop caught between a group of former Sixties radicals, delivers a great crime romp as well as social satire.
Way back when revolution was the thing, bombs were Robin Abbott and Skip Gibbs's bag until their explosive freedom of expression was curtailed by some considerable prison time. Now the ex-SDSers are back out in the material world and looking to put their pyrotechnic skills to more profitable use. Their target is Woody Ricks, a dope-addled Detroit rich kid and aging former fellow radical who Robin thinks ratted them out to the Feds. But Motown cop Chris Mankowski also has his eye on Woody albeit on another matter entirely and until his recent switch to Sex Crimes, Chris was the Bomb Squad's golden boy. So it's only fitting that he ll be around when the really nasty stuff starts going down . . . or blowing up.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.