Be Cool: A Novel

By Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty’s Chili Palmer is again in Be Cool, a vintage novel of suspense from New York instances bestselling writer Elmore Leonard. yet this time it’s not more Mr. great Guy.

After a break hit and a flop, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is seeking one other rating. Lunching with a list corporation govt, Chili's exploring a scorching new idea—until the exec, a former "associate" from Chili's Brooklyn days, will get whacked.

Segue from genuine existence to reel existence. Chili's chanced on his plot. it is a slam-bang opener: the rubout of a checklist corporation tycoon. minimize to an formidable wannabe singer named Linda Moon. She has angle and a band. She's excellent. Zoom in to truth. Linda's supervisor thinks Chili's poaching and he is out to get even, with the aid of his switch-hitting Samoan bodyguard.

But some other person beat them to the punch, as Chili discovers whilst he will get domestic and reveals a corpse at his table. someone made a mistake...

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