ROAD DOGS by Elmore Leonard - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Elmore Leonard.
Cundo Rey says Jack Foley is the only white guy in prison he can talk to, Foley a celebrity, the most famous low-key bank robber in America. Cundo even pays a hot young female lawyer 30 grand to get Foley’s sentence down from 30 years to 30 months, and Foley is released two weeks ahead of Cundo.
On the scene is FBI special agent Lou Adams, who takes time off to watch Foley, convinced he won’t be able to resist robbing another bank.
Waiting for Cundo Rey in Venice, California is Dawn Navarro, a professional psychic who can actually read minds, though Dawn has her own aspirations: can’t wait for Cundo’s release so she can get at his wealth.
While he’s in stir Cundo has his money-man Little Jimmy watching over Dawn. Little Jimmy’s gay, so Cundo trusts him.
But when Foley is released from the Florida prison two weeks ahead of Cundo, why does Cundo pay Foley’s way to Venice, Dawn’s home, where she’s waiting seven years for Cundo’s release? Why give Foley this chance to betray him when he’s positive Dawn is fooling around? “Not being his little saint.”
In less than an hour Dawn has Foley in bed. They have found each other and talk about taking Cundo for all he’s worth. Foley is sure Cundo plans to use him on a job and Dawn confirms it. “He’s got a thirty-thousand dollar stake in you. You know you can’t trust him.”
But what’s her plan?
When it happens it turns the plot upside-down.