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eBook Thirteen Million Dollar Pop (Frank Behr) download ISBN: 0307475891
Author: David Levien
Publisher: Anchor (July 31, 2012)
Language: English
ePub: 1829 kb
Fb2: 1603 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

Frank Behr is a maverick. David Levien has been a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, best known for movies like Rounders and Oceans Thirteen, but he's really come on strong in recent years as a novelist

Frank Behr is a maverick. In 13 Million Dollar Pop, I wanted him to have the best reason in the world to try and curb that spirit, to walk the line and hold down a steady job-starting a new family. David Levien has been a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, best known for movies like Rounders and Oceans Thirteen, but he's really come on strong in recent years as a novelist. 13 Million Dollar Pop was the first novel of his I've read, and it's a great, action-packed thriller. I like my crime fiction lean and tough, and this novel is certainly that.

Thirteen Million Dollar Pop book. This is the third in David Levien's series featuring Frank Behr and my copy was titled The Contract even though it's previously been published as 13 Million Dollar Pop, though I guess that doesn't translate too well outside the States. Mar 16, 2011 Richard rated it it was amazing.

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Thirteen Million Dollar Pop. 1. Frank Behr walked two steps ahead of the principal toward the blacked-out Chevy Suburban. The winter had cracked a few weeks earlier, and the night air swirling around them had lost its bite. The report of their hard shoes on concrete reverberated off the walls of the underground parking garage of the Pierson Street office building. The principal was half a foot shorter than he was, so looking back, Behr had a clean view of the amber-lit geometric rows, now mostly devoid of cars due to the late hour, that spread out around them

Behr slowed his pace and walked quietly up to the side of the door, keeping his back to the wall and his body to the side of the frame so he wouldn’t disturb the hall light sliding under the door into the apartment.

You can read book Thirteen Million Dollar Pop by David Levien in our library for absolutely free. Behr slowed his pace and walked quietly up to the side of the door, keeping his back to the wall and his body to the side of the frame so he wouldn’t disturb the hall light sliding under the door into the apartment. MoreLess Show More Show Less. Frank Behr walked two steps ahead of the principal toward the blacked-out Chevy Suburban

Thirteen Million Dollar Pop. But in the current economic climate the book was out the window, and no one who earned his own money, even a guy like Kolodnik, was springing for multiman teams unless there was real reason. That was Behr’s guess anyway. A Frank Behr Novel.

David Levien is the author of Thirteen Million Dollar Pop, Where the Dead Lay and City of the Sun, and has been .

David Levien is the author of Thirteen Million Dollar Pop, Where the Dead Lay and City of the Sun, and has been nominated fo.Whether you've read his fiction or seen his films, David Levien has probably kept you on the edge of your seat. 12 July 2011 ·. UK to publish 13 MILLION DOLLAR POP as THE CONTRACT in August. About Thirteen Million Dollar Pop. Detective Frank Behr finds himself neck deep in white collar crime and facing off with cold-blooded killers more terrifying than anything he’s faced before

Thirteen Million Dollar Pop. Detective Frank Behr finds himself neck deep in white collar crime and facing off with cold-blooded killers more terrifying than anything he’s faced before. Bernard Bernie Cool Kolodnik is a hard-driving business mogul in the process of making a move into big-time Indiana politics, and it’s Frank Behr’s job to protect him. When a gunman takes a shot at Kolodnik, Frank does what he does best: saves Kolodnik’s life. So why then was he taken off the detail?

This is the third in David Levien's series featuring Frank Behr and my copy was titled The Contract even though it's previously been published as 13 Million Dollar Pop, though I guess that doesn't translate too well outside the States.

This is the third in David Levien's series featuring Frank Behr and my copy was titled The Contract even though it's previously been published as 13 Million Dollar Pop, though I guess that doesn't translate too well outside the States. Finxy, January 28, 2013. Written by a customer while visiting librarything. 0 0. Questions & Answers0 question.

Detective Frank Behr finds himself neck deep in white collar crime and facing off with cold-blooded killers more terrifying than anything he's faced before.  Bernard "Bernie Cool" Kolodnik is a hard-driving business mogul in the process of making a move into big-time Indiana politics, and it's Frank Behr's job to protect him. When a gunman takes a shot at Kolodnik, Frank does what he does best: saves Kolodnik's life. So why then was he taken off the detail? And why are the usually adept Indianapolis cops making no headway? To discover the truth, Behr navigates a labyrinthine landscape of hardened former Feds, crooked real estate developers, casino magnates, and power seekers feeding on the edge of a dangerous and deadly political scheme.  

Comments: (7)
Tejora
David Levien's signature character, Frank Behr, has become must read material for me as each of his three novels have reflected strong plotting and in-depth characterization of a brooding, conflicted, yet compassionate ex-cop turned PI who is seeking to lay his past to rest in order to truly begin living his life fully again. No matter how hard he tries to stay out of trouble and please his very pregnant girlfriend, Susan, his inner code of righteousness ultimately compels him to dig where he is forbidden and to tilt at windmills that are best left alone. Indeed, his character is so well written, fleshed, and real that the reader is often transfixed by his inner struggles to do the right thing at the right time even knowing it may cost him his job or his lover or anything dear to him. He is a bear of a man and a gritty street fighter trained in mixed martial arts, see "Where The Dead Lay", yet these qualities do not serve to help him deal with his inner demons.

In "13 Million Dollar Pop", Behr is working for a high end investigation and protection agency, the Caro Group, where he really doesn't fit and is not happy, yet is in need of the money as Susan is about to give birth to their child. On a protection detail, his skills and instincts save Bernard "Bernie Cool" Kolodnik, a real estate mogul who is subsequently appointed to the state Senate, earning Frank kudos from his colleagues and enduring gratitude from Bernie but, at the same time, opening the door to mystery and violent death. Why does his boss and simultaneously, the Indianapolis police, try to minimize the attack on Kolodnik's life and why is Frank warned off the case? And why does Bernie ultimately abandon Frank in his efforts to get to the bottom of things?

Behr is soon buried in double crosses and plot twists involving real estate developers, gambling casino speculators, power seeking leeches, crooked colleagues, and uncooperative police in his efforts to bring some kind of closure to this case while mollifying the growing discontent and unhappiness Susan feels about this job and what it is doing to their relationship. "13 Million Dollar Pop" adds two fresh characters to Behr's life in Eddie Decker, a conflicted ex-marine and current Indianapolis cop who may be even edgier than Behr, and Waddy Dwyer, an interesting Welsh cold-blooded assasin who may be Behr's greatest threat yet.

Levien has a gift for incorporating humanity and human emotions into the hard boiled noir world of Frank Behr. His characters are real, credible, and possess the depth needed to get the reader to quickly wonder about them and care about them. Even the deadly killer, Dwyer, is given enough depth to be an intriguing character as well as a threat to Behr and to anyone he encounters. His pacing is at times breathless but never without including the human element of the protagonist. Levien's plots are real, entertaining, and multi-layered with various levels of a mystery to be unraveled while also providing readers with a thoroughly fleshed character study into the psychology of the conflicted but lovable Behr. I unequivocally recommend this book and series to any fan of the hard-boiled thriller genre.
Nirn
Indianapolis private investigator Frank Behr returns in this outstanding third installment of David Levien's series of mystery/thrillers. One night in an underground parking lot, working executive protection detail for multimillionaire businessman Bernard "Bernie Cool" Kolodnik, Frank and his wealthy client are attacked by automatic gunfire. Pinned behind the door of an armored vehicle, Frank returns fire and is able to keep his client protected. While he is hailed as a hero, and receives thanks from a grateful Kolodnik--Frank can't help but investigate the incident himself, and he doesn't understand why the police aren't making more of an effort to figure things out. And when Kolodnik is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate shortly after the attack, everyone around him is in a hurry to pretend the incident never happened.

As Frank digs deeper into the circumstances surrounding the attack, he finds evidence of crooked business deals and layers of betrayal, and he comes face to face with one very angry and lethal hitman. But the more he investigates, the more danger he finds himself in, danger that has repercussions that affect his very pregnant girlfriend, Susan, and others in his life. Yet Frank is unable to shake his need to find answers, no matter what the consequences.

I am a big fan of David Levien's Frank Behr novels, and 13 Million Dollar Pop is a fantastic addition to the series. Frank is a very complicated and conflicted character, and you empathize with him even as you wonder if he is doing the right thing by pursuing the investigation. Levien definitely keeps you guessing as to how the plot will unfold, and the action is taut and fast-paced. If the book reads like it should be made into a movie, it's partially because Levien is also a screenwriter and director, but that doesn't mean the book isn't well-written. This is a series you shouldn't miss, and Frank Behr is a character who you won't forget.
September
David Levien has been a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, best known for movies like Rounders and Oceans Thirteen, but he's really come on strong in recent years as a novelist.

13 Million Dollar Pop was the first novel of his I've read, and it's a great, action-packed thriller. I like my crime fiction lean and tough, and this novel is certainly that. While occasionally implausible, the novel is intelligent and the action moves at breathtaking speed from start to finish. I think genre fans will love it (especially readers who like Marcus Sakey, Dennis Lehane and Don Winslow).

You don't have to read the previous novel featuring P.I. Frank Behr to enjoy this thriller -- I hadn't. The story is self-sustaining enough to work on its own.

One other thing I really liked about the novel: Frank Behr is a typical investigator -- he likes to play by his own rules, etc. But because his girlfriend is pregnant, he has to take a job with a security agency to earn steady money, so much of the pressure on him comes from the rules he has to abide by in the corporate world. His struggle with "playing by the rules" makes him sympathetic, because he deals with the kind of political realities most of us deal with in our working lives. Frank Behr not only has to solve a crime, he has to deal with realistic daily problems you don't often find in genre fiction.

One note: for those of you who like poker and the movie Rounders, Levien sprinkles references to the game in this book that will amuse you: P.I. Frank Behr works for an agency called the Caro Group (named after "crazy" Mike Caro I assume, celebrated poker author and player) and much of the story revolves around the funding for a casino.

I highly recommend this entertaining book and will probably read others from Levien now.