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Pronto by Elmore Leonard PDF

By Elmore Leonard

ISBN-10: 0061835382

ISBN-13: 9780061835384

The feds wish Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss. So they're placing observe out in the street that Arno's skimming earnings from "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto--which he's, yet all people does it. He used to be making plans to retire to Italy sometime besides, so Harry figures now's a great time to wander off. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is aware Harry's tricky--the bookie ditched him as soon as in an airport whereas within the marshal's custody--but no longer cautious. So Raylan's decided to discover the fugitive's Italian hideaway earlier than a cold-blooded Sicilian "Zip" does and whacks Arno for enjoyable. in any case, it's a "pride thing"...and it could even positioned Raylan in stable stead with Harry's horny ex-stripper female friend Joyce.

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She had no time left. She gave a fierce yank on the knife, and felt the thong give. Sir Gerald grunted quietly: had he felt something, or was he reacting to the spectacle at the altar? The purse dropped, and landed in her hand; but it was too big for her to grasp easily, and it slipped. For a terrifying moment she thought she was going to drop it and lose it on the floor among the heedless feet of the crowd; then she got a grip on it and held it. She felt a moment of joyous relief: she had the purse.

Caris spoke first. “The bush,” she said, pointing to a big cluster of evergreen shrubs – probably the home of the hare Ralph had shot, Merthin thought. A moment later she was flat on her belly, crawling into the thicket. Gwenda followed, cradling the body of Hop. Ralph picked up the dead hare and joined them. Merthin was on his knees when he 18 World Without End Ken Follett realized that they had left a tell-tale arrow sticking out of the tree trunk. He dashed across the clearing, pulled it out, ran back and dived under the bush.

That’s clever. ” “I haven’t tried it. ” “Caris, from the Wooler family. ” “Merthin. ” Merthin pushed back the hood of his cape, reached inside it and took out a coiled bowstring. ” “So it won’t get wet if there’s rain. ” He attached the twine to the notches at either end of the stave, bending the bow slightly so that the tension would hold the string in place. ” Merthin looked at him. He was about twelve, tall and thin with big hands and feet. Merthin had seen him last night in the priory hospital with his family: his name was Philemon.

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