An American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter, Elmore Leonard was born on 11 October, 1925 and died on 20 August, 2013. His most famous works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Rum Punch – the latter of which was adapted into the Quentin Tarantino film, Jackie Brown.
Elmore was also the author of the Raylan Givens stories that inspired the hit television series, Justified. Known as ‘the Dickens of Detroit’, Elmore penned 45 bestsellers over the course of his life.
At the top of her game, documentary film-maker Dara Barr is on the lookout for a new challenge. She and her right-hand man, Xavier, head to Djibouti in Africa to tackle the subject of modern-day pirates. But once they start filming, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for. No-one is quite who they seem. Surrounded by colourful characters, including sheikhs, billionaires and an al-Qaeda convert who wants to blow something up, Dara and Xavier know it is time for a showdown. Written by Elmore Leonard, the author of Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Mr Majestyk, Djibouti is an exhilarating novel full of twists and turns.