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The Hot Kid

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Hot cars, gun molls, speakeasies, bank robbers and murder are the game in this powerfully entertaining story from Elmore Leonard, the undisputed master of the crime novel. Set in Oklahoma during the 1930s, the "Hot Kid" introduces Carl Webster, one of the coolest lawmen ever to draw on a fugitive felon. At 21, Carl Webster's on his way to becoming the most famous Deputy US Marshal in America. He's shot and killed notorious bank robber Emmet Long, and is now tracking Jack Belmont, the no-good son of an oil millionaire with dreams of becoming Public Enemy Number One. True Detective writer Tony Antonelli is following the story, and this one's big, full of beautiful women, Tommy guns and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice. The "Hot Kid" is one exhilarating story playing out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition. Hide synopsis

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dekesolomon

The Hot Kid ain't got no cool

by dekesolomon on Dec 12, 2009

We meet The Hot Kid as a teenage boy, the son of a rich, Oklahoma farmer and oilman. He witnesses a robbery and double homicide that doesn't seem to bother him, but he is traumatized when the bad guy steals his ice-cream cone. A dead shot, The Kid kills his first man at age 15. He grows up quick ... More

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