Elmore Leonard's Bandits

Elmore Leonard's Bandits

Book - 1987
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Bandits assembles an unlikely crew: an ex-nun, an ex-cop, and an ex-con. They've got theit eyes on several million dollars that they've decided should notbe spent to aid the Contrast in Nicaraugua. Of courst, a lot of other people have their eyes on the money, too--Bandits assembles an unlikely crew: an ex-cop, an ex-con, and an ex-nun. They've got their eyes on several million bucks intended for the Contras; with their unique set of skills and their crazily clever plan, they're sure to make out like bandits -- if they live so long.
Publisher: New York : Arbor House, c1987.
ISBN: 9780877958413
0877958416
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Bandits.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 27, 2015

One of Leonard's more political book, touching on our misguided (and illegal) Central American policies. Made into a film with Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Published during congressional hearings on Reagan's Contras Scandal in 1987. While it is a story to rob the funds raised by a Nicaragua Colonel to purchase arms for the Contras, it was about colorful characters as a nun, a mortician, a thief and an ex-cop. Good fast read with a message from Leonard.

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Nun: ... He has a letter from the President and that's good for a check every time he shows it.
Jack: The president of what? You meant the president?

Nun: Of the United States of America. He calls the contras our brothers. "Freedom Fighters." Quote. The moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers ...

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Nun: You only robbed the rich?
Jack: There 's no percentage robbing the poor. What was I gonna take, their food stamps?

Jack: Then why do you call it disappeared?
Nun: My God, where have you been? It isn't only in Nicaragua and Salvador, It's a Latin American custom. It happens in in Guatemala, it's popular all the way south to Argentina. Don't you read? ...

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