Working at his brother-in-laws New Orleans funeral home isnt reformed jewel thief Jack Delaneys idea of excitementuntil hes dispatched to a lepers hospital to pick up a corpse that turns out to be very much alive . . . and under the care of a beautiful, radical ex-nun in designer jeans. The deceased is the one-time squeeze of a Nicaraguan colonel whos ordered her dead for trying to infect him, and Sister Lucys looking to spirit the young woman away from his guns and goons. Plus Lucys getting ideas about spiriting away some of the colonels millions as welland someone with Jack Delaneys talents could come in very handy indeed.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.