Raylan: A Novel (2012) is another installment of Kentuckian Marshall Raylan Givens (see Leonard books-Fire In The Hole, Pronto, and Riding The Rap) by Elmore Leonard. It has been said he was asked to create more story lines of the character for the TV series, Justified, inspired by Leonard's stories. Season three has just finished so I could see where they got some of the story ideas, some were also used in season two. I think watching the TV series enhances the reading, but it is not necessary to enjoy Leonard's style, which is heavy on witty dialogue. Essentially there are three story lines, the first about an organ thief was used in season three, the second concerns an energy company buying out a mountain to strip mine for coal that was the basis of the season two's season long major plot. The third story involves strippers that rob banks and a college poker champion from Butler, the stripper sub plot found its way into season three. I am wondering if any of this material will find its way into the next season. Overall, it was an entertaining read.