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Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
Father Terry Dunn
hears a lot of strange confessions. After all, he's the only priest
for miles in the lingering aftermath of the worst massacre Rwanda has
ever seen. And Fr. Terry, who has forty-seven bodies in his church that
need burying, has just heard one confession too many. After exacting
from them a chilling penance, Fr. Terry has to get out of Africa--pronto.
Now Terry is coming home to Detroit, where a five-year-old tax-fraud
indictment is hanging over him. Is Terry Dunn really a priest? He certainly
doesn't act like one. A fugitive felon on two continents, Terry is being
pursued by a cigarette-smuggling cohort, who rolled over on Terry to
save jail time...yet still demands his share of the money. But Debbie
Dewey has other plans for Terry. She's just been sprung from a three-year
fall at Sawgrass Correctional for aggravated assault... and is now trying
to make it as a stand-up comic. Debbie and Terry hit it off beautifully.
They have the same sense of humor and similar goals: Both of them want
to raise a whole lot of cash. Terry, for the children of Rwanda; Debbie,
to score off a guy who owes her sixty-seven thousand dollars. It's Debbie
who keeps prying, until she learns the bizarre truth about Terry; Debbie
who sells him on going in together for a much bigger payoff than either
could manage alone. That is unless the priest is working a con of his
With an unforgettable cast of oddballs and schemers--including a mob
boss on trial, an unlikely assassin called Mutt, an ex-con con artist
who dreams of doing stand-up, and a priest who may not be a priest--Pagan
Babies is Elmore Leonard at his double-dealing best. In the hands
of this master, the stakes are always life and death. Crime fiction
doesn't get any better.
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