Author(s): Elmore Leonard
The feds want Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss. So they're putting word out on the street that Arno's skimming profits from "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto--which he is, but everybody does it. Harry was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so he figures now's a good time to get lost. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry's tricky--the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshal's custody--but not careful. So Raylan's determined to find the fugitive's Italian hideaway before cold-blooded Sicilian "Zip" whacks Arno just for fun. It's a "pride thing" . . . and it might even put Raylan in good stead with Harry's sexy ex-stripper girlfriend Joyce.