Mystery Leonard, Elmore Out of Sight

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Out of Sight

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Jack Foley was busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he ran head-on into Karen Sisco with a shotgun. Suddenly the world-class gentleman felon was sharing a cramped car trunk with a disarmed federal marshal -- whose Chanel suit cost more than the take from Foley's last bank job -- and the chemistry was working overtime. Here's a lady Jack could fall for in a big way, if she weren't a dedicated representative of the law that he breaks for a living. And as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are some seriously bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And there's a good chance that when his path crosses Karen's again, she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

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When Jack Foley, a career bank robber, surfaces after tunneling out of a medium-security penitentiary in Florida, he comes face to face with Karen Sisco, a beautiful federal marshal. Though the barrel of her shotgun is pointed right at his face, she doesn't shoot, and Foley's accomplice, Buddy, overpowers her and puts her in the trunk of a car. Foley gets in with her and the car takes off, the escapee seemingly home free. In the cramped darkness of the trunk, the criminal and marshal find they have much in common and by the time the car reaches its destination, the two have become infatuated with each other. After Karen manages to escape, she and Foley try to reconnect outside the confining roles of kidnapper and victim.

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In his latest work, the unrivaled master of the crime novel once againbreaks all the rules as he redefines the standards of the art. Out ofSight crackles with originality and wicked brilliance, displaying all therazor-sharp dialogue, inimitable wit, and memorable characters who have becomethe signature of "our greatest crime novelist...the best in the business"( The Washington Post).

Deputy U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco is just stopping off to serve a summons andcomplaint on Florida's Glades Prison. She's all decked out in her black Chanelsuit and heels, but ready with her pump-action shotgun when the breakoutbegins, minutes after she pulls into the prison parking lot. But she's notready for Jack Foley, the celebrity con who disarms her, invites her to climbinto the trunk of her own car, and then joins her as his pal Buddy guns theblue Caprice onto the highway, heading for freedom. Squeezed into a trunklittered with handcuffs and tactical gear, the escapee bank robber is a perfectgentleman who shares her passion for movies and wonders if it would bedifferent if they'd met in a bar.

Karen escapes and they do meet again. Only this time she's part of the federaltask force hunting the escapees. This time she's sitting in the bar of theDetroit Westin, nursing a sour mash and watching a blizzard outside. This timeFoley finds her. First some cocktails and conversation. Then Time Out. InKaren's suite. "You like taking risks," she says. "So do I."

Next morning Foley's gone and Karen's out to get him. She cruises Detroit'smean street and boxing hangouts looking for Foley, Buddy, and a hardcase namedMaurice, one step behind them as they plot the biggest heist of theircareers--and a double cross that will leave only one man holding the goods.This time Karen means business as she races toward a hair-raising climax thatcareens pell-mell into suspense-writing history.

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