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Tony Paradiso - aka Mr Paradise - gets his kicks from watching old football games on TV accompanied by live entertainment: sexy cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms and doing rah-rah routines for his viewing pleasure. But for Chloe Robinette, playing dress-up doesn't end so well when she's caught in the crossfire of a contract hit. There are witnesses to the murders - Paradiso's right-hand man, Montez Taylor, and Chloe's roommate, Kelly - but neither is giving too much away. Because Montez and Kelly have a score in mind, a big payoff from Mr Paradise's estate - if only Kelly can convince the cops she's someone else....

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote 45 books during his phenomenal career, including the best sellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney, and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.

Warning: This book contains explicit content.

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"Another brilliant thriller from Elmore Leonard, with touches of black comedy, a cast of wonderful characters, and dialogues sharp enough to shave with." ( Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

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RIP Robert Forster

I can think of no better voice for Elmore Leonard than Robert Forster. The characters and dialogue come alive in his particular sound.

I could listen to this all day. Its a pity we will get no more of this superb combination.

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