By Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard, New York Times bestselling writer and "the hippest, funniest nationwide treasure in sight" (Washington Post), brings his trademark wit and inimitable kind to this twisting, gripping—and occasionally playful—tale of modern day piracy
Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is on the best of her online game. She's coated the rape of Bosnian girls, neo-Nazi white supremacists, and post-Katrina New Orleans, and has gained awards for all 3. Now, trying to find a much bigger problem, Dara and her right-hand-man, Xavier LeBo, a six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer, head to Djibouti, at the Horn of Africa, to movie modern day pirates hijacking service provider ships.
They examine quickly adequate that nearly nobody within the heart East is who he looks. the main profitable pirate, riding his Mercedes round Djibouti, seems to be a very good man, yet his good friend, an aesthetic Saudi diplomat, has doubtful connections. Billy Wynn, a Texas billionaire, performs mysterious roles because the temper moves him. He's promised his female friend, Helene, a nifty model version, that he'll marry her if she doesn't turn into seasick or bored whereas circling the area on his yacht. And there's Jama Raisuli, a black al Qaeda terrorist from Miami, who's vowed to explode anything monstrous.
What Dara and Xavier need to come to a decision, in addition to tips on how to remain alive: should still they shoot the motion as a documentary or flip it right into a Hollywood characteristic movie?