Djibouti: A Novel

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Djibouti: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

Harpercollins Publishers | October 7, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Djibouti: A Novel is rated 1 out of 5 by 1.

Documentary filmmaker Dara Barr is at the top of her game and looking for bigger challenges. That's why she's come to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he seems to be. Dijibouti's most successful, Mercedes-driving pirate seems to be a good guy, while his pal, a cultured Saudi diplomat, has dubious connections. Texas billionaire Billy Wynn plays mysterious roles as the mood strikes him, especially when dealing with his nifty fashion model girlfriend, Helene. And then there's Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, who's vowed to blow up something big.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.69 in

Published: October 7, 2011

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061735213

ISBN - 13: 9780061735219

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from BOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING Monotonous, tedious, irksome, tiresome, humdrum!! Oh I did not like this book. It was too long and confusing at times. The topic is very interesting, but the story fell flat.
Date published: 2010-10-27

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Djibouti: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.69 in

Published: October 7, 2011

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061735213

ISBN - 13: 9780061735219

About the Book

Dara Barr, a documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game, but now she's looking for an even bigger challenge. So she and her right-hand-man--a six-foot-six, 72-year-old, African-American man named Xavier--head to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, to tackle modern-day pirates. Once they start filming, though, they find more than they bargained for.

From the Publisher

Documentary filmmaker Dara Barr is at the top of her game and looking for bigger challenges. That's why she's come to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he seems to be. Dijibouti's most successful, Mercedes-driving pirate seems to be a good guy, while his pal, a cultured Saudi diplomat, has dubious connections. Texas billionaire Billy Wynn plays mysterious roles as the mood strikes him, especially when dealing with his nifty fashion model girlfriend, Helene. And then there's Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, who's vowed to blow up something big.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers includeRoad Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short storiesFire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, includingGet Shorty, Out of Sight, andRum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino'sJackie Brown.Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears inRiding the Rap, Pronto,Raylanand the short story "Fire in the Hole". He was a 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 was known to many as the -Dickens of Detroit' and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.

Editorial Reviews

"When you read Elmore Leonard, you enter Mr. Leonard's world. A trip like that is its own kind of vacation." (New York Times on UP IN HONEY'S ROOM)