The hero of Cat Chaser, George Moran, isn't looking for trouble but finds it anyway when he winds up in bed with the wife of a drug-dealing mob-connected Dominican cop - vicious, macho and ready to follow George to the ends of the earth, which in this case means Miami.
©1982 Elmore Leonard (P)1995 Recorded Books Inc.
63 y/o psychologist with two sons, living in SF Bay Area. I absolutely love all the feedback I've been getting for my reviews. It's very gratifying. Thanks to all of you.
It is such a pleasure to be able to give this book five stars. These two guys are in leagues of their own. Frank Muller was the greatest narrator who ever read a book. Leonard is still alive and about eighty. He has been writing about one book a year for sixty years. He may be slowing down now, but several of his books have been made into movies and at least one into a TV series (Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant, is based on the book called Raylan, and it's one of the few things on TV worth watching). In this book Leonard crafts his typical suspense story, peopled with characters whom he draws quickly. He has an ear for dialogue that is unmatched. He writes about gangsters and regular people in Detroit and Miami. His writing is unique: usually within a paragraph or two you know it's him. The suspense in this book builds to the point at which it is almost unbearable. You just can't believe that George Moran doesn't do what he needs to do until the very last page, and you find yourself urging him to do it. Leonard creates a cast of people who are so real and so vital that you can almost touch them. The monstrous Dominican General DeBoya is so completely evil that you want to kill him yourself. The romance between George and Mary, the General's wife, is tender and believable from their first meeting in the D.R. The details of the war in the D.R. are so vivid that you really think that Leonard might have fought in it. In sum, this is my favorite narrator and one of my favorite writers. You just cannot possibly go wrong with these two gentlemen. I'm so glad that these books are now available on Audible. You will eat them up.
This was the only part we (two of us) had a problem with - That super-confidential tone, deep and quiet, was really annoying - especially when heard through an automobile sound system. It took a great deal of adjusting of bass and treble to make the audio work for us. This has not happened with other performers.
Always enjoy Elmore Leonard's novels.
Muller (RIP) is stellar and Leonard bristling ... the best of a combination ... so pleased to have thai in my head ... ready to make a change!
I have not read the print version but I enjoyed the performance really very much. Frank Muller does a very good job of bringing the characters to life. I could at some point be in love with the lady in the story... Also get scared at that point when the characters confronted each other wondering what will happen now.
With everything going on around, I liked the George's adventure... especially how they met and even the love plot. Mr. Muller does a great job, really.
I liked the guy Scully, how his behaviour was conveyed, calm and doing a good job in persuading people by talking etc... and especially his accent.
Yes this book pulls you within... You wonder how things will turn up, what twists will there be etc. you can not leave it on the coffee table... need to take it to work.
I found a new favorite author, after Burke and Conelly's detective stories.
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