Forty Lashes Less One (Paperback)
The hell called Yuma Prison can destroy the soul of any man. For two men facing life sentences--Harold Jackson, the only black man behind the walls, and Raymond San Carlos, an Apache half-breed--a pardon seems impossible.
But even in the worst place on Earth, there's hope. And for these two hard and hated inmates--first enemies, then allies by necessity--it comes in the form of a mad and violent contest . . . to track down and hunt Arizona's five most wanted outlaws.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story "Fire in the Hole." He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the 'Dickens of Detroit' and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.