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"Elmore Leonard is our greatest crime novelist...the best in the business."
--The Washington Post
"Elmore Leonard is an awfully good writer of the sneaky sort; he is so good, you don't notice what he's up to."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Leonard does crime fiction better than anyone since Raymond Chandler."
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!"
--The New York Times Book Review
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Leonard's style is to create strong, engaging characters and "see what happens." This story has neither interesting characters, nor does very much happen. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Maillew
Elmore Leonard has done much better than this and I am usually a big fan. Jack Ryan and Nancy Hayes are two very good characters and are well developed. Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by Tony Hilton
I am an avid Elmore Leonard fan. While this book is dated, the basic premise of the story had all the traditional earmarks of a Leonard novel. Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by William J. Tennison
This is my fourth Leonard book, When The Woman Come out to dance has some great compact short fiction. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by Ben Anders
I've read all of Leonard's (non-Western) novels. Some were very good...La Brava, Glitz, Pronto. The Big Bounce is one of Leonard's worst. It is truly awful. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Bobby
Jack is a former minor league ballplayer who dabbles in breaking and entering. That is when he's not engaged in more legitimate endeavors like carpet cleaning or picking cucumbers. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Michael G.
Jack Ryan is a small-time migrant worker/burgular/baseball player who's never accomplished much, aside from getting arrested a couple of times and finding a job as a hotel... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by Brent Wigen
There is no real ending in this book. After the reading the last chapter the book leaves you asking yourself, then what? Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by Juan
A bit slower than what I expected. I was more interested in the quick flashback sequences between Jack Ryan and Leon Woody. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2001 by eStragand