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Djibouti

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti (USA 2011)

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Documentary filmmaker Dara Barr is at the top of her game and looking for bigger challenges. That's why she's come to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he seems to be. Dijibouti's most successful, Mercedes-driving pirate seems to be a good guy, while his pal, a cultured Saudi diplomat, has dubious connections. Texas billionaire Billy Wynn plays mysterious roles as the mood strikes him, especially when dealing with his nifty fashion model girlfriend, Helene. And then there's Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, who's vowed to blow up something big.

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti. A Novel. William Morrow Paperbacks, ISBN: 9780061735219 (October, 2011), 288 p., $14.99.

 

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Djibouti

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti (UK 2011)

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Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game. She's covered Bosnian women and post-Katrina New Orleans, but now she's looking for a bigger challenge. So she and her right-hand-man, Xavier head to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa to tackle modern-day pirates. But once they start filming, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for, and quickly learn that almost no one in Djibouti is what he seems.

A mob of colourful characters patrols the seas, including a pirate chief with a taste in fine cars, and an Oxford-educated sheikh with scams of his own. And then there's the gun-toting playboy Billy Wynn: Texan billionaire, collector of supermodels, and law unto himself. But even he hasn't reckoned on an appearance from James Russell, an American al Qaeda convert who wants to blow up something big. As hijacked tankers line up like floating bombs, Dara and Xavier know it's time for a showdown...

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti. A Middle East Western on Water. Orion Books, ISBN: 9780753829059 (October, 2011), 256 p., £7.99.

 

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Djibouti

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti (UK 2011)

From the Publisher:
Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game. She's covered Bosnian women, Neo-Nazis and post-Katrina New Orleans (for which she won an Oscar), but now she's looking for an even bigger challenge. So she and her right-hand-man - a 6-foot-six, 72-year-old, African-American name Xavier - head to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa to tackle modern-day pirates. Once they start filming though, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for. They quickly learn that almost nobody in Djibouti is what he seems. A whole mob of colourful characters patrols the surrounding seas, including a pirate chief who keeps a BMW in Djibouti and a cultured Saudi diplomat with dubious connections. There's a billionaire American who plays different roles as the moods strike him. He loves champagne and firing his 600-calibre elephant gun. If his girlfriend Helene gets seasick or bored, he won't marry her. And there's an Al Qaeda terrorist from Miami with very lofty ambitions, who wants to blow up something big. What Dara and Xavier don't know is which guy is going to get the prize - and what they'll have to do if they want it...

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti. A Middle East Western on Water. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN: 9780297856726 (February, 2011), 279 p., £18.99.

 

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Djibouti

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti (USA 2010)

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Elmore Leonard, New York Times bestselling author and "the hippest, funniest national treasure in sight" (Washington Post), brings his trademark wit and inimitable style to this twisting, gripping -- and sometimes playful -- tale of modern-day piracy

Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game. She's covered the rape of Bosnian women, neo-Nazi white supremacists, and post-Katrina New Orleans, and has won awards for all three. Now, looking for a bigger challenge, Dara and her right-hand-man, Xavier LeBo, a six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer, head to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships.

They learn soon enough that almost no one in the Middle East is who he seems to be. The most successful pirate, driving his Mercedes around Djibouti, appears to be a good guy, but his pal, a cultured Saudi diplomat, has dubious connections. Billy Wynn, a Texas billionaire, plays mysterious roles as the mood strikes him. He's promised his girlfriend, Helene, a nifty fashion model, that he'll marry her if she doesn't become seasick or bored while circling the world on his yacht. And there's Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, who's vowed to blow up something big.

What Dara and Xavier have to decide, besides the best way to stay alive: Should they shoot the action as a documentary or turn it into a Hollywood feature film?

Elmore Leonard: Djibouti. A Novel. William Morrow, ISBN: 9780061735172 (October, 2010), 279 p., $26.99.

 

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