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Elmore Leonard

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Pronto Summary

Interdependence is the primary thematic motif of Pronto. Whether FBI agent McCormick, Raylan Givens of the U. S. Marshals Service, or Buck Torres of the Miami Beach police department succeeds depends upon the cooperation of others, and all of them grit their teeth and enlist the aid of people they consider undesirables. Mobster Jimmy Capotorto relies totally upon the assistance and loyalty of his underlings, such as Tommy Bucks and Nicky Testa, and the lackeys themselves look to others for help in carrying out their assigned tasks.

The theme is present in personal as well as in professional and business relationships. Harry Arno, worldly wise and very much an independent man, still wants the companionship of a woman and welcomes the friendship of such strangers as Givens (albeit he is a sometime adversary) and Robert Gee, both of whom become indispensable helpmates in his life-threatening dilemma. At the...

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