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Bandits (original 1987; edition 1987)

by Leonard Elmore

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Member:MikeBriggs
Title:Bandits
Authors:Leonard Elmore
Info:Arbor House, New York, (1987), 1st Edition, Hardcover
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Rating:***1/2
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I've enjoyed the novels of Elmore Leonard and add this one to the list.

Jack Delaney has been working with his brother-in-law Leo since Leo arranged for Jack's early release from Angola.

Leo owns a funeral parlor and Jack is ordered to remove a body from a hospital dealing with people who had leprosy. Jack is asked to bring another person to the hospital and finds that this was an ex-nun and the person who Jack was going to remove as a dead body is really a young woman on the run from a Nicaraguan colonel who wants to kill her for attempting to infect him with leprosy.

Jack also finds that the man is in New Orleans to raise money, supposedly for his people in Nicaragua to fight Communists.
Instead, the ex-nun wants to get the money to build a hospital for lepers.

There is good humor and dialogue in this story, matched with another group of memorable characters from one of our best writers.

Recommended. ( )
  mikedraper | Mar 1, 2013 |
Meh. Not one of his better ones. Started out good, with an ex-con working in a funeral parlor conspiring with an ex-nun to rip-off a Contra colonel of the millions he was raising for his death squads. But it just sort of petered out, like he ran out of ideas. ( )
  michaelcruse | Aug 11, 2006 |
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Every time they got a call from the leper hospital to pick up a body Jack Delaney would feel himself coming down with the flu or something.
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Frank Matisse had specialized in stealing from hotel rooms but was trying hard to go straight. He meets Dick Nichols in New Orleans and discovers that he was raising money for the Contras, although his daughter, Lucy, doesn't want the money to arrive in Nicaragua. From the author of "Glitz".

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Through his job in his brother-in-law's funeral parlor, Jack Delaney, an ex-con, ex-jewel thief, becomes involved with a nun from Nicaragua and a conniving Contra colonel.

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