Friday, August 26, 2011

"Thirteen Million Dollar Pop"

David Levien, author of Where the Dead Lay and City of the Sun, has been nominated for the Edgar, Hammett, and Shamus awards, and is also a screenwriter and director (including co-director of Solitary Man (2009) starring Michael Douglas). He lives in Connecticut.

He applied the Page 69 Test to 13 Million Dollar Pop, his third Frank Behr novel, and reported the following:
Page 69 in my book is all about the villain, professional killer and dirty-work contractor from Wales, Waddy Dwyer. As he sits surveillance on his target’s house, assessing how best to kill him, he briefly muses over past actions. It gives a glimpse into his former life in the military and then British intelligence service. In the present day scene, he shows some skill and competence along with a general level of malevolence. Not the character’s introduction, but a good snapshot into the opponent Frank Behr is dealing with in this book.
Learn more about the book and author at David Levien's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue