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From America's top writer of hardboiled crime, the novel that became Tarantino's hit film JACKIE BROWN. Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people.

Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami.

But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the aging, but still hot, flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime 'loose end' that Ordell needs to tie up...permanently.

Jackie, however, has other plans. And with the help of Max Cherry - an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out - she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780753819739



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You know those American films where the characters speak so quickly you can't quite work out what they've said, but can roughly follow things by the flow of the plot? A lot of this is like that but once you're used to the dialect the story just flows, peopled with lots of naughty characters and no wasted words. In fact he actually skips words which are grammatically required but which the sense can do without. There's a refreshing lack of political correctness. I actually googled Leonard to see what colour he is (white). Jackie’s a likable heroine and there’s a feel-good air to the novel. No great shakes but I’d happily read other stuff by him.

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