Maximum Bob

Maximum Bob The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Be Cool And Get Shorty When someone wants hardliner judge Bob Isom Gibbs, aka Maximum Bob, dead, how does he narrow down which of his enemies it is Can probation officer Kathy Baker and cop Gary Hammond stop the would be killer And do they even want to And what does Bob s flaky wife have to do with it After reading The Cut by George Pelecanos, with its obvious El Leonard influence and multiple references to old Dutch, I decided to dust this one off and give it a shot I was not disappointed.Maximum Bob is a wom When someone wants hardliner judge Bob Isom Gibbs, aka Maximum Bob, dead, how does he narrow down which of his enemies it is Can probation officer Kathy Baker and cop Gary Hammond stop the would be killer And do they even want to And what does Bob s flaky wife have to do with it After reading The Cut by George Pelecanos, with its obvious El Leonard influence and multiple references to old Dutch, I decided to dust this one off and give it a shot I was not disappointed.Maximum Bob is a womanizing drunk who makes enemies at every turn Who wouldn t want to kill him I felt bad for Kathy Baker getting within pawing distance The bad guys of the piece, the Crowe family and Dr Tommy, are Leonard s typical cast of villains who aren t as smart as they think they are Par for the course, Leonard s plot was suitably serpentine and came to a satisfying conclusion There were some surprising moments along the way, always a plus, and the dialogue was vin
Treasure of the Rubbermaids 15 See Ya Later, Alligator The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent s house and untouched for almost 20 years Thanks to my father dumping them back on me, I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depths.This is not the El Leonard book I wanted to be reading I thought I would be able to achieve a Raylan Givens nirvana because not onl Treasure of the Rubbermaids 15 See Ya Later, Alligator The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent s house and untou
I was taking a break from Richard Stark s Parker novels so I sort of randomly picked this Leonard book to listen to in the car Raucous, kind of raunchy, it s a little jarring after the dark, sharply written, and basically humorless noir of Parker The main character here is Judge Robert Maximum Bob Gibbs, a guy we are constantly reminded looks like the actor Harry Dean Stanton which felt to me like some kind of casting for the hoped for movie A secondary character is Cuban American probati I was taking a break from Richard Stark s Parker novels so I sort of randomly picked this Leonard book to listen to in the car Raucous, kind of raunchy, it s a little jarring after the dark, sharply written, and basically humorless noir of
3 starsMaximum Bob is the nickname given to Judge Bob Gibbs although he is called Big throughout the book , who is well known for handing out maximum sentences for even the most minor crimes Dale Crowe Junior had the misfortune to draw Maximum Bob, and gets five years He also appears to threaten the judge at the end of his sentencing His probation officer, Kathy Ba
Definitely gritty, full of quirky characters, some real world issues that the system faces Excellent heroine, too As usual, I could really feel the area Florida heat, gators, dirty streets Not Leonard s best work, but a fun read. I ve got a stack of these I ve been using as palate cleansers between other books, and thank God El is so prolific because it would break my heart to run out any time soon.Kathy Baker is like Karen Sisco s little sister, and Dewey Cr
Judge Bob Gibbs gives out the maximum penalty in all of his cases earning him the nickname Maximum Bob Unfortunately, his zeal for hard time in all instances earns him a number of enemies When a plan to rid his wife by having a trapper plant an alligator in his backyard goes wrong, Bob finds there s an ex con out to shoot him, a drugged out former doctor now under house arrest putting out contracts on him, and the alligator trapper is blackmailing him And all he wanted was a date with the C Judge Bob Gibbs gives out the maximum penalty in all of his cases earning him the nickname Maximum Bob Unfortunately, his zeal for hard time in all instances earns him a number of enemies When a plan to rid his wife by having a trapper plant an alligator in his backyard goes wrong, Bob finds there s an ex con out to shoot him, a drugged out former doctor now under house arrest putting out contracts on him, and the alligator trapper is blackmailing him And all he wanted was a date with the Corrections Officer Kathy Baker The plot
I regret having not read an El Leonard book in such a long time The man can write This is a well crafted book Interesting characters, compelling plot, the very definition of a page turner His sense of humor is there without being forced like Carl Hiasson His characters are well rounded, especially the women unlike Carl Hiasson I don t mean to pick on Carl Hiasson, I have enjoyed the books of his I ve rea
Maximum Bob is a Florida good ol boy Unfortunately, he also is a judge However, since he works in Palm Beach County, Florida, progressive or decent police officers cannot do much about his sense of justice or womanizing For example, unless miscegenation is involved, sexual harassment and rape of women is perfectly understandable and a victimless crime in most of what is understood by the Florida legal establishment and particularly in Judge Bob Gibbs courtroom Justice is practiced only ag Maximum Bob is a Florida good ol boy Unfortunately, he also is a judge However, since he works in Palm Beach County, Florida, progressive or decent police officers cannot do much about his sense of justice or womanizing For example, unless miscegenation is involved, sexual harassment and rape of women is perfectly understandable and a victimless crime in most of what is understood by the Florida legal establishment and particularly in Judge Bob Gibbs courtroom Justice is practiced only against criminal types and the lower classes, unless rich people want to hire them as temporary emp
When does a fascination turn into an addiction If it is an addiction, I guess it s harmless to me and other living things So it s back to El He s always good for a few chuckles, but Maximum Bob kept me laughing pretty much the whole time Bob is a judge, famous for handing out maximum sentences Thus the nickname He s also famous for what today we d call sexual harassment, but when the book was written in 1991 it wasn t a disbarment offense to invite a court reporter into his chambers an When does a fascination turn into an addiction If it is an addiction, I guess it s harmless to me and other living things So it s back to El He s always good for a few chuckles, but Maximum Bob kept me laughing pretty much the whole time Bob is a judge, famous for handing out maximum sentences Thus the nickname He s also famous for what today we d call sexual harassment, but when the book was written in 1991 it wasn t a disbarment offense to invite a court reporter into his chambers and ask her to play carnival What s that You sit on my face and I guess your weight Bob marries a girl with a job in a watch the mermaids tank at a local bar Shortly af

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Maximum Bob
  • Elmore Leonard
  • 15 November 2018
  • 0753822393