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?


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February 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Djibouti
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 0-297-85672-3 / 978-0-297-85672-6 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Djibouti: A Novel
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 0-06-173517-5 / 978-0-06-173517-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Djibouti
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 0-7538-2666-6 / 978-0-7538-2666-9 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Djibouti: A Novel
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Title: Djibouti
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Djibouti
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Djibouti: A Novel
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Audio Editions

February 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: Djibouti: Library Edition
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 1-4551-3623-9 / 978-1-4551-3623-0 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Djibouti
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January 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Djibouti (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Elmore Leonard, narrated by Nick Landrum
ISBN: 1-4074-9568-2 / 978-1-4074-9568-2 (UK edition)
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November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Djibouti CD: A Novel
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 0-06-200850-1 / 978-0-06-200850-3 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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October 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Djibouti: A Novel
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
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October 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Djibouti: A Novel, Library Edition
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 1-4417-6416-X / 978-1-4417-6416-4 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Djibouti: Library Edition
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ISBN: 1-4417-6414-3 / 978-1-4417-6414-0 (USA edition)
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Title: Djibouti
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October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Djibouti: A Novel
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