Mr. Paradise

Mr. Paradise

Audiobook CD - 2003
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Roommates Kelly and Chloe are enjoying their lives and their downtown Detroit loft just fine. Kelly is a Victoria's Secret catalog model. Chloe is an escort, until she decides to ditch her varied clientele in favor of a steady gig as girlfriend to eighty-four-year-old retired lawyer Tony Paradiso, a.k.a. Mr. Paradise.

Evenings at Mr. Paradise's house, there's always an old Michigan football game on TV. And when Chloe's around, there's a cheerleader, too, complete with pleated skirt and blue-and-gold pompoms. One night Chloe convinces Kelly to join in the fun, along with Montez Taylor, Tony's smooth-talking right-hand man.

But things go awry and before the end of the evening there will be two corpses, two angry hit men, one switch of identity, a safe-deposit box full of loot up for grabs, and, fast on the scene, detective Frank Delsa, who now has another double homicide -- and this one with a beautiful, willful witness -- to add to his already heavy caseload.

With a cool cast, snappy dialogue, and all the twists and turns fans crave, Mr. Paradise is Elmore Leonard at home in Detroit and sharper than ever.

Performed by Robert Forster

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2003
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780060874636
0060874635
1402874665
9780060586270
0060586273
Branch Call Number: LEO
Characteristics: 6 compact discs
Additional Contributors: Forster, Robert 1942-

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Jun 17, 2009

A lousy story when compared to some of Leonard's good works. Don't waste your time. 2 of 10 stars

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