Generally speaking, I like Elmore Leonard's writing style and find most of his characters interesting, if not entertaining. In Glitz (1985) Leonard has created a smart, honest and human cop in Vincent Mora. He is no superman, but he is a risk taker and is usually a step ahead of the criminal element. But here, we have an elderly woman raping, psychopathic murderer, who is dead set on revenge with Mora for putting him in jail. Most of the action takes place in the tourist gambling dens of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Atlantic City, New Jersey. San Juan is on my list of places to visit-I suspect Leonard did some research in both places. There is some male fantasy channeling throughout the novel-as all the female characters are attractive and some of the dialogue is painfully contrived, but overall it is an entertaining crime story from Leonard.