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Ara 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 shipsThey 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. An interesting premise Somali pirates a sexy documentary filmmaker Al uaeda terrorists a billionaire playboy that fancies himself a spy and a highly explosive LNG tanker that gets a bit bogged down in its execution I found the middle of the book littered with too much talking about action than actual action breaking the cardinal show don't tell rule of writing The book did however pick up in the final act and had a strong ending I can't escape the feeling this book was written almost solely to be optioned as a movie and after some uick Google searching I found this review which saysYou don’t have to read between the lines to tell how badly Leonard aches for a film treatment Word is he wants “Hurt Locker’’ director Kathryn Bigelow There would be plenty of action color and atmosphere Whether those would compensate for a lack of characters who matter is a uestion

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DjiboutiPlays 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 aeda terrorist from Miami who's vowed to blow up something bigWhat 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 fi. I did read the whole bookwaiting for something to happenHoping for something to happen The geographical setting and events seemed very promising for a great taleSomalia pirates ship hijackingscaptures World navies counteractions etc Page by page i was hoping to get the point of the whole story Very disappointed All the pieces were there but never congealed SPOILER SPOILERSPOILERAt the very end it was sort of like Leonard said to himself Well I'm tired of this and even I don't have a clue where it is going where I thought I was heading soI'll just stop typing and send this off to the Publisher and go to bedSpeaking of bedBIGGER SPOILER BIGGERSPOILER

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Djibouti characters æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å [Read] ➪ Djibouti ➲ Elmore Leonard – El 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 El LeonarEl 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 piracyDara 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 D. For the first half of the book Djibouti felt disjointed; meandering through the mundane in a mix mash of present and past tense that did little but confuse I got the feeling El Leonard felt the same to an extent Enter James Russell the character that set the book on a path to redemption; a linear plot ensued with Russell at the core along with a terror plot to blow the world into submission Dara a documentary film maker and her cameraman Xavier are trademark characters; full of life distinction and color they jump off the page and immediately bond the with reader Much the same goes for the wealthy Billy and his model girlfriend of the moment Helene El Leonard has always written characters and conversations well in Djibouti it's no different Unfortunately it's the early plotting that smeared what would have otherwise been a very good book The documentary film angle in search of modern day pirates was a interesting concept which lacked a bit of polish in the execution It was that very concept however that linked Russell to Dara and the others for which I'm glad Djibouti is a miss then a hit for that I give it 35