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The Hot Kid

by Elmore Leonard

HarperCollins | August 13, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Carlos Webster was fifteen in the fall of 1921, the first time he came face-to-face with a nationally known criminal. A few weeks later, he killed his first man—a cattle thief who was rustling his dad's stock. Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid of the U.S. Marshals Service, one of the elite manhunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland.

Carl wants to be the country's most famous lawman. Jack Belmont, the bent son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. Tony Antonelli ofTrue Detectivemagazine wants to write about this world of cops and robbers, molls and speakeasies from perilously close up. Then there are the hot dames—Louly and Elodie—hooking their schemes and dreams onto dangerous men. And before the gunsmoke clears, everybody just might end up getting exactly what he or she wished for.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 in

Published: August 13, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062267272

ISBN - 13: 9780062267276

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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The Hot Kid

The Hot Kid

by Elmore Leonard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 in

Published: August 13, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062267272

ISBN - 13: 9780062267276

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Carlos Webster was fifteen in the fall of 1921, the first time he came face-to-face with a nationally known criminal. A few weeks later, he killed his first man—a cattle thief who was rustling his dad's stock. Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid of the U.S. Marshals Service, one of the elite manhunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd across America's Depression-ravaged heartland.

Carl wants to be the country's most famous lawman. Jack Belmont, the bent son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one. Tony Antonelli ofTrue Detectivemagazine wants to write about this world of cops and robbers, molls and speakeasies from perilously close up. Then there are the hot dames—Louly and Elodie—hooking their schemes and dreams onto dangerous men. And before the gunsmoke clears, everybody just might end up getting exactly what he or she wished for.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellersRaylan,Tishomingo Blues,Be Cool,Get Shorty, andRum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collectionWhen the Women Come Out to Dance, which was aNew York TimesNotable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, includingGet ShortyandOut of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, includingRaylan, were the basis for the FX hit showJustified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.

Editorial Reviews

“His 40th crime novel—and he just keeps getting better and better. ”