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New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard brings his trademark wit and inimitable style to this twisting, gripping—and sometimes playful—tale of modern-day piracy

Dara Barr, a documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game. She’s covered Bosnian women, neo-Nazis, and post-Katrina New Orleans (for which she won an Oscar), but now she’s looking for an even bigger challenge. So she and her right-hand man, a six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old, African American man named Xavier, head to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, to tackle modern-day pirates. Once they start filming, though, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for.

They quickly learn that almost nobody in Djibouti is what he seems. A whole mob of colorful characters patrols the surrounding seas, including a pirate commander who’s more like Robin Hood than Captain Hook, a cultured diplomat with dubious connections, a rich playboy who knows more than he lets on, and an American-born terrorist with lofty ambitions. But then there’s the recently hijacked LNG (liquid natural gas) tanker: just the thing an aspiring terrorist is looking for. What Dara and Xavier don’t know, though, is who’s going to be the one to get the prize and what they’re going to do for it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tremendous fun for those who can’t get enough of the author’s snappy patter. For Tim Cain, it’s a chance to demonstrate his ability to deal with pages of witty dialogue, and he shines, demonstrating quick vocal shifts, wide-ranging accents, and well-thought-out pacing. The result is a smoothly efficient, entertaining drawing room comedy in which not even terrorism is taken too seriously.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Although the story line is fast paced and twisting, [Tim Cain]  manages to keep up a steady tempo, allowing listeners to stay on track and fully enjoy Leonard’s latest adventure.”  


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 5/13/2011

    " A lesser elmore leonard but that's still pretty decent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Les | 4/29/2011

    " Never thought I'd give less than five stars to an Elmore Leonard book, and I hate to do it here, but have to. I've read everything he's published and this is the only one I didn't get into. Sorry! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Edward | 4/27/2011

    " I think that I am getting over Elmore Leonard. This was ok but not terrific. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ron | 4/26/2011

    " Classic Leonard. Best in awhile, and that's sayin sumpin. "

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