Cat Chaser - Elmore LeonardIn no other novel is it more clear that Leonard, at his best, is not a genre writer at all, but a mainstream novelist who happens to write about people who get involved in crime. When this approach does not work, as in this book, it can be an embarrassment. The so-called plot is full of implausibilities, which make the enjoyment of the book a real pain in the neck.

The usual snappy Leonard dialog is still there, but there's a lot missing...