By Elmore Leonard
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061735219, 279pp.)
Publication Date: October 2011
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Documentary filmmaker Dara Barr is at the top of her game and looking for bigger challenges. Thats why shes come to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he seems to be. Dijiboutis most successful, Mercedes-driving pirate seems to be a good guy, while his pal, a cultured Saudi diplomat, has dubious connections. Texas billionaire Billy Wynn plays mysterious roles as the mood strikes him, especially when dealing with his nifty fashion model girlfriend, Helene. And then theres Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, whos vowed to blow up something big.