The Switch: A Novel

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The Switch: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | August 13, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they''re out, they''re joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. Looks good until they learn the lowlife husband doesn''t want his wife back. So it''s time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing-with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who''s hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.7 in

Published: August 13, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062206133

ISBN - 13: 9780062206138

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Switch: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.7 in

Published: August 13, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062206133

ISBN - 13: 9780062206138

From the Publisher

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they''re out, they''re joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. Looks good until they learn the lowlife husband doesn''t want his wife back. So it''s time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing-with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who''s hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.

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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