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Glitz

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Elmore Leonard

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 … see full wiki

Author: Elmore Leonard
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: HarperTorch
3 reviews about Glitz
review by . October 11, 2012
Did I chase the glitz and glamour money fame and power? Quote
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.      …
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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