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Glitz

A book by Elmore Leonard

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  • Oct 11, 2012
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The story begins when a thief tries to rob a man carrying grocers to his home. What the robber didn't realize was that the other man was a cop. In the shoot out that followed, the police officer is wounded and the robber died from his wounds.

The injured man, Lt. Vincent Moro, goes to San Juan to recuperate. He spends much of his time with a lovely, but naive prostitute named Iris. Her goal is to go to Atlantic City to become a hostess at a casino.

Another man arrives in Puerto Rico and begins following Moro. This man rents a taxi and poses as a tourist taking photos. The cab driver wants to help but the man realizes that the cab driver has seen too much.

Teddy Mazyk is a deranged killer, recently released from jail. His goal is to take revenge against Moro, the cop who caught him in a crime and was responsible for his jail time.

We are able to follow the story as if it was unraveling before us. The author uses crisp dialogue and condensed language with the result that the pages unfold as if we were in the action.

This is a carefully crafted novel that will entertain the reader right from the first page.
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review by . July 03, 2007
As the title suggests, "Glitz" is Elmore Leonard giving you ambiance from double barrels. You get Puerto Rico, home of tropical drinks and crazy tourists, where life is cheap amid postcard vistas. You get Atlantic City, a decayed relic of another time made anew with casinos that advertise visitor winnings on giant billboards.    "Yeah? And how much of it did the suckers put back in? They didn't say."    At the center, you get Vincent Mora, a Miami Beach police …
review by . March 10, 2004
Elmore Leonard is definitely my favorite author. The way he cruises through the text and keeps you hooked along every word is a talent only he posesses. GLITZ is one of Mr. Leonard's greatest crime novels, an intriguing work that hooks you from the first sentence and holds on to you until the finale.Seven years ago, Teddy Magyk (a.k.a. "Mr. Magic") was imprisoned after Vincent Mora brought him down for raping a senior citizen. Now Teddy's out, and he wants revenge. But there are some things he didn't …
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Psycho mama's boy Teddy Magyk has a serious jones for the Miami cop who put him away for raping a senior citizen -- but he wants to hit Vincent Mora where it really hurts before killing him. So when a beautiful Puerto Rican hooker takes a swan dive from an Atlantic City high-rise and Vincent naturally shows up to investigate the questionable death of his "special friend," Teddy figures he's got his prey just where he wants him. But the A.C. dazzle is blinding the Magic Man to a couple of very hard truths: Vincent Mora doesn't forgive and forget ... and he doesn't die easy.

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ISBN-10: 0060089539
ISBN-13: 978-0060089535
Author: Elmore Leonard
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: HarperTorch
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