52 Pickup: A Novel (Paperback)

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Elmore Leonard was a hometown Detroit boy who made good.  He was awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America, an Edgar Award, a Peabody Award, a National Book Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award.  17 of his novels have been made into movies, including Fifty-Two Pickup.  

Harry Mitchell worked the line for 12 long years in Detroit, a bit of a boffin he came up with a design that set him on the road to independence.  Now, years later, guys work on Mitch’s line, manufacturing parts for the auto industry.  He is sitting pretty, a gorgeous wife, Barbara, and two grown kids. 

But he is a middle-aged man, who wines and dines his customers.  When he meets Cini in a bar, he feels a rapport with the young woman, that deepens into an affair.  Not a decision destined to end well.  Arriving at the condo he provides Cini, he finds his mistress gone and 3 blackmailers awaiting his arrival.  They have film and other proofs of his involvement with Cini, they want big money to keep quiet.  Did they ever pick the wrong guy! 

Mitch, a former fighter pilot, is not someone to toy with, he takes the Bezos approach, letting them do their worst.   Their worst turns out to be murder.

— Deon Stonehouse


52 Pickup is a rip-roaring thriller from master of crime fiction Elmore Leonard, the New York Times bestselling author of Raylan, Get Shorty, Killshot, and other novels of suspense.

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell has had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately, someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn’t pay up, the blackmailer and his associates plan to press a lot harder—up to and including homicide, if necessary.

But the psychos picked the wrong pigeon for their murderous scam. Because Harry Mitchell doesn’t get mad...he gets even.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062266002
ISBN-10: 0062266004
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 25th, 2013
Pages: 336
Language: English