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Swag: A Novel

by Elmore Leonard

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | December 7, 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, 8 × 5.25 × 0.56 in

Published: December 7, 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

by Elmore Leonard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.56 in

Published: December 7, 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 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.