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Raylan Goes to Detroit

By: Peter Leonard
Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
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After an altercation with his superiors in Harlan County, Kentucky, Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens is offered two choices. He can either retire or finish his career on the fugitive task force in the crime-ridden precincts of Detroit. 

Acting on a tip, Raylan and his new partner Deputy Marshal Bobby Torres arrest Jose Rindo, a destructive and violent criminal. Rindo is also being pursued by the FBI who arrive shortly after he is in custody. Raylan bumps heads with a beautiful FBI agent named Nora Sanchez, who wants Rindo for the murder of a one of their own. 

When Rindo escapes from the county jail and is arrested in Ohio, Raylan and FBI Special Agent Sanchez drive south to pick up the fugitive and bring him back to stand trial. Later, when Rindo escapes again, Raylan and Nora - still at odds - are reunited and follow the elusive fugitive's trail across Arizona to El Centro, California, and into Mexico where they have no jurisdiction or authority. How are they going to bring Rindo, a Mexican citizen, across the border without anyone knowing?

Raylan Goes to Detroit is an exciting continuation of one of Elmore Leonard's greatest heroes, an edge-of-your-seat page-turner in the spirit of Elmore's classic Raylan books.

©2018 Peter Leonard (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Almost as good as Daddy

I wanted this to be great. I think I have listened to all of the Elmore Leonard books and short stories and I have loved them. Raylan, who came to life on in the "Justified" TV series , which was really great, has now become an ongoing hero as envisioned by young Peter. I hope there are more stories and especially I hope that Peter can get George Guidall to read the forthcoming Raylan stories. Keep 'em coming.

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Raylan Lite

Not bad for not Elmore, I'll try another and see if son of Elmore grows on me

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Pop's Taught Him Well

Peter Leonard the son of the great Elmore Leonard has penned a surprisingly good thriller. The characters were all well defined with several good back stories. This is a page turner deluxe. Once I started listening I could not stop. Brian D'Arcy James does a more than adequate job of narrating. If you like Elmore give this a try.

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Raylan rides again!

Another quality Raylan Givens story. Not the usual unexpected twists and turns but still a good one. The performance was somewhat underwhelming. The accents, and most of the dialogue was pretty dispassionate and a more lively performance could've made this a more enjoyable listen.

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This a very differnt Raylan

If you enjoyed the original Raylan novel by Elmore Leonard, this is not the same. Dialogue is different, the character arch and storyline are different. It's an ok story, but nothing like Elmore Leonard's previous works.

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Needs just a little bit better text

Way, way, way too much use of the word dude. this much use seems very out of place.

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Great story

Peter did his father proud with this one. Raylan was an unforgettable character created by his father. He’s just as good in Peter’s hand. The apple didn’t fall far at all.

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Good Story, Flawed Narration

Good story with plenty of visual details and solid action. Peter Leonard is a worthy flag carrier for his father's name.

The audiobook is good except the narrator, Brian D'Arcy James, has no clear idea of how to pronounce Spanish names.

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Justified heads to Detroit

Enjoyed the presentation and happy that Raylan is coming back to TV…hope that they flesh this out a bit for the extended series but some Raylan is better than no more Raylan.

Keep ‘em coming Peter….

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Just another great story by the master

Whenever I read a book where the story just does not quite come together, or the characters not well-developed, or the dialogue stinted, I come back to Elmore Leonard. Has anyone ever written better dialogue? I do not think so.

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