Riding the Rap is a mystery thriller. It is the second chapter of Raylan Givens’s novel series. This mystery thriller novel is written by Elmore Leonard. He was an American author, screenwriter, and short-story writer. He started writing in 1950 and later on specialized in writing suspense thrillers and crime fiction. Mr. Paradise is one memorable novel by the author and so is his Raylan novel. The narration of this novel in audio is done by Frank Muller. He was excellent with distinct voices for characters and inflections. He made this book a fairly easy listen.
The gravy train of his mom has derailed the bedridden playboy Warren Ganz. He has now made up his mind to take immensely rich someone hostage. He would be taking the help of a psycho enforcer/ gardener, Bahamian ex-con artist, and the beautiful Dawn. The only trouble here is that they choose Harry Arno, the bookmaker as their victim. Harry Arno is known for scamming with the best people out there.
Ace manhunter and the US Marshal, Raylan Givens is major trouble here. He is sleeping with the dancer’s ex-girlfriend of Harry and Joyce wants Harry to be found soon. As everybody here had guns, locating the captive bookie couldn’t become a reality without having any lethal difficulty measures.
The fortunetelling aspect of the tale and then the special relationship between Dawn and Raylan was so amazing. The narrator did a tremendous job especially in translating the character of Raylan in his impeccable voice. The novel promises a lot of entertainment with its characters and storyline and for that reason, it is highly recommended.