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Swag: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | December 13, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck''s about to change when Detroit used car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan''s lot. Frank''s got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick-all of them involving guns-and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan''s Rules" to share the wealth. But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken, if one is to succeed in the world of crime, especially if the "brains" of the operation knows less than nothing.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: December 13, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062227866

ISBN - 13: 9780062227867

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Swag: A Novel

Swag: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: December 13, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062227866

ISBN - 13: 9780062227867

From the Publisher

The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck''s about to change when Detroit used car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan''s lot. Frank''s got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick-all of them involving guns-and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan''s Rules" to share the wealth. But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken, if one is to succeed in the world of crime, especially if the "brains" of the operation knows less than nothing.

About the Author

Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. He successfully conquered alcoholism in the 1970s; details of his struggle with the bottle appear in author Dennis Wholey's 1986 book The Courage to Change. His title Raylan made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012.
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