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Maximum Bob

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New York : Delacorte Press, 1991.
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295 pages
Enter the world of Elmore Leonard. The setting is Palm Beach County, Florida, where someone places a live ten-foot alligator in the backyard of the bigoted, redneck judge Bob Gibbs--known to all as Maximum Bob--and his wife, Leanne, a former Weeki Wachee mermaid. Not long after that, shots are fired into the judge's house. It doesn't take much figuring to conclude that someone's out to get him and that malefactor isn't going to stop at the second try. There's a long list of suspects: Dale Crowe, who just got an outrageous sentence for a minor crime; his uncle Elvin, a killer on parole, raring to go again; Dr. Tommy Vasco, the drugged out former medical doctor; his equally bizarre friend, Hector; and Dicky Campau, who makes a living poaching alligators. And there are others. Somehow Kathy Baker, a nifty young probation officer, has got herself in the middle of all this. She's got to avoid two seducers--the judge and a homicidal maniac--and work with a young police officer who interests her for more than professional reasons. Trying to pick out from his assortment of bad guys, sociopaths, and punks the one who's trying to kill the judge is pure entertainment, as only Elmore Leonard, with his ear for the sound and eye for the sight of lowlife, can provide. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Leonard, E. (1991). Maximum Bob. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Leonard, Elmore, 1925-. 1991. Maximum Bob. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Leonard, Elmore, 1925-, Maximum Bob. New York: Delacorte Press, 1991.

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Leonard, Elmore. Maximum Bob. New York: Delacorte Press, 1991. Print.

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