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The Hot KidK Emmet Long has sought justice His keen mind and sharpshooter's eye uickly build him a hot reputation in the US Marshals Service especially after he declares If I have to pull my weapon I'll shoot to kill and proves he has what it takes to back up his claimJack Belmont has big dreams His goal is to join the ranks of America's most feared criminals to replace John Dillinger as Public Enemy No 1 This young outlaw has all the instincts of a cold blooded killer plus a powerful thirst for glory He's got a long way to go to join the ranks of Baby Face Nelson Pretty Boy Floyd Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker and Machine Gun Kelly but he's off to a good enough start that Webster is hot on his trailLouly Brown started with nothing but she wasn't about to settle for that Her first claim to fame came when her cousin married Charley Pretty Boy Floyd Later running off with ex con Joe Young added spice to her life But she was smart enough to see that helping Carl Webster put a stop to Joe's crime spree Trying to figure it out Leonard has a lot of walk on characters and a lot who are alike; the subplots are strung together thoroughly but sometimes brilliantly; the main character is painted deep; the bad guys are sometimes just mean and dumb; the gunfights are exciting; the prose is tight; the pace is swift For me starting a new author is a dubious deal; will it be a dry hole or a gusher just blood and guts with no morality to it I’ve only read about four by Leonard but he’s so good that he didn’t have to write series; one of each was plenty

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doc è The Hot Kid Paperback æ elmore leonard æ The Barnes Noble Review When the The New York Times calls someone the greatest crime writer of our time perhaps ever that's no small compliment This talented author has shown an extraordinary range in his work from westerns to crime stories both contemporary and historical to a Would be a better deal than sharing his fate After the smoke cleared Louly really came into her own selling her story to the papers then setting her sights on the handsome lawman who'd captured her heartTony Antonelli loves the danger and fame that come along with rubbing shoulders with heartless gangsters dedicated lawmen gorgeous gun molls and bloodthirsty vigilantes in the course of his work for True Detective Mystery magazine Whether he's writing about bank robbers or the Black Hand the KKK or rum running or hot young lawmen and cold blooded killers and their sexy sidekicks Tony views other people's troubles as than just bread and butter; they provide an adrenaline charged kick to his own life as well as vicarious thrills for eager readersEl Leonard hits his target with The Hot Kid an unforgettable tale of high adventure where the crooks are out to prove that crime really can pay and where federal marshals trade high risks for low salary to bring these wanted felons in dead or alive I like Carl Webster the character It sounds like he doesn't like his name Carlos he doesn't like someone taking he ice cream cone and if he takes out his pistol he's shooting to kill Carl is one badass character who is a good guy This would have been so much better had I read it or someone else was narrator Arliss Howard sounded bored about most of the first half of the book only getting into it the second half I love El Leonardhe's the best

Elmore Leonard ✓ The Hot Kid book

The Barnes Noble Review When the The New York Times calls someone the greatest crime writer of our time perhaps ever that's no small compliment This talented author has shown an extraordinary range in his work from westerns to crime stories both contemporary and historical to a novel about baseball and In The Hot Kid El Dutch Leonard breaks new ground with a fast paced multifaceted tale of Prohibition era crime told from multiple perspectives that reflect the unexpected shifts of allegiance in this turbulent time Set against a backdrop of speakeasys and shootouts fast cars and even faster women this stirring tale recounts a time when life was cheap on both sides of the law The story unfolds in Oklahoma featuring the exploits of four hot kids young lawman Carl Webster bad seed oilman's son Jack Belmont glamorous gun moll Louly Brown and true crime journalist Tony Antonelli Carl Webster since his first personal encounter with crime as a teenage witness to a brutal robbery by notorious croo Sad that it takes a man's death to get me to finally read one of his booksAnd man have I missed outEl Leonard writes the sort of straight forward workman like prose that is a pleasure to read You won't get much in the way of poetic flourishes or long meditations on human psyche But his characters are rounded off believably and they are plenty colorful I'm a Leonard noob but if The Hot Kid is typical of his work then this is the sort of story driven stuff I'll be returning to again and again Who doesn't love a cracking good tale that doesn't dawdle than necessaryThis one's set in the Depression era midwest The time of the speakeasy When bank robbers like Dillinger Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby faced Nelson were folk heroes We the readers follow Carl Webster a new deputy marshall and one cool cucumber This crack shot is a lawman through and through yet he remains likable even if his motives are part revenge based and you're left to wonder if he doesn't like the limelight just a little too much I'd recently read a similar story set at about the same time by Clive Cussler Cussler's characters come off as caricatures compared to Leonard's Cussler's work feels forced his females sterotypes For all the macho posturing going on in The Hot Kid Leonard still manages to ground it all in reality You believe you've met his characters Whereas you're sure you've seen Cussler's in a painting at a yard sale