Raylan Givens Tag

I recently picked up a copy of Elmore Leonard’s “City Primeval,” published in 1980. Despite plowing through many of the master’s forty-or-so novels over the years, I hadn’t read that one, and I was curious because it serves as the basis of the new television mini-series “Justified: City Primeval.”  As I quickly discovered, “City Primeval” sits in an uneasy place within Leonard’s broader bibliography. The central conflict, in which upright lawman Raymond Cruz faces off against vicious criminal Clement Mansell (nicknamed “The Oklahoma Wildman”), echoes the Westerns that Leonard churnedRead More