Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard

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Before there was Raylan, there was Sisco... U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco is on the hunt for world-class gentleman felon Jack Foley in Out of Sight, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard’s sexy thriller that moves from Miami to the Motor City.

Based on Miami, Florida's Gold Coast, U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco isn’t about to let a expert criminal like Jack Foley successfully bust out of Florida's Glades Prison. But there’s a major score waiting for him in Detroit, and a shotgun-wielding marshal isn’t going to stop Foley from getting it.

Neither counted on sharing a cramped car trunk—or on a sizzling chemistry that’s working overtime. As soon as Sisco escapes, Foley is already missing her.

Sisco can’t forget Foley either—and she isn’t about to let him go. Too bad the next time their paths cross, it’s going to be about business, not pleasure.

 

About Elmore Leonard

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Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Be Cool. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, the short story "Fire in the Hole," and Raylan. Leonard is the 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 lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Arts & Photography, Crime. Fiction

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And the two longer entries—“Fire in the Hole,” which follows former buddies respectively into the white supremacist movement and the US Marshals Service, and “Tenkiller,” a second-chance romance for a rodeo rider turned Hollywood stunt man who’s picked up considerable baggage along the way—are as...

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Karen can't believe the nerve of this guy, but then--after she gets a slot on the task force that has tracked Foley to Detroit, where he and his increasingly violent playmates plan to kidnap moneyed ex-con inside trader Richard Ripley--she starts to fall for him, too.

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PW gave a starred review to this story of romance between a cop and a con. To be a Universal Pictures film. (Aug.)

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FYI: Quentin Tarantino has bought film rights to four Leonard novels. Meanwhile, three other Leonard books, Last Stand at Saber River, Touch and Pronto, are in film or TV production.

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Elmore Leonard's latest, When the Women Come Out to Dance, is a collection of short sketches that feature strong female characters in trouble.

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PW gave a starred review to this story of romance between a cop and a con.

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FYI: Quentin Tarantino has bought film rights to four Leonard novels.

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AV Club

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Out Of Sight is the latest in a string of superior Elmore Leonard adaptations (following Barry Sonnenfeld's Get Shorty and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, with Paul Schrader's interesting but less enjoyable Touch falling in there somewhere), and it may well be the best of the bunch.

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We believe it when, in a classic Leonard scene, knockout Sisco shows up with a summons at a Florida prison in heels and a little black cocktail dress, and we believe it when Leonard implies that Sisco and supercon Foley strike up a pleasant conversation about movies while locked in the Chevy's tr...

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Entertainment Weekly

It helps that he’s lost the Beverly Hills Caesar cut (he’s actually more handsome with his hair swept back), and his performance is slyly two-tiered: Foley is all charming moxie on the surface, a bit clueless underneath.

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People

In the opening scene of Out of Sight, a richly textured crime drama with characters, plot and humor to spare, a bank robber (Clooney) pauses in the middle of a holdup to smile reassuringly at the teller who's cramming cash into a bag for him.

Jul 06 1998 | Read Full Review of Out of Sight

Time Out New York

Bank robber Clooney and ambitious federal marshal Lopez - whose first brush with each other comes when he holds her hostage in a car trunk while escaping from prison - circle one another irresistibly but warily, both knowing she'll put him away if she can.

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Variety

Among the highlights is a romantic interlude in which various men come on to Sisco while she's having a drink at a hotel until the real item, the gentlemanly Foley, arrives, and a scene in which Sisco's father scares off Ray (an uncredited Michael Keaton, reappearing in his "Jackie Brown" FBI get...

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