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The Big Heat Read & Download Ü 104 Ñ MURDER WAS IN THE AIR A COP HAD KILLED HIMSELF AND EVERY CROOK IN TOWN KNEW THAT WOULD BE SURE TO BRING ON THE BIG HEAT Why did they fear a dead man Dave Bannion homicide sergeant fought for the answer to that uestion The dead man was a police clerk who shot himself for no obvious reason That was Bannion's firMURDER WAS IN THE AIR A COP HAD KILLED HIMSELF AND EVERY CROOK IN TOWN KNEW THAT WOULD BE SURE TO BRING ON THE BIG HEAT Why did they fear a dead man Dave Bannion homicide sergeant fought for the answer to that uestion The dead m. The sign on the door said CFNA under that was Crime Film Noir Anonymous I opened it and walked in Behind the desk sat a peroxide blonde I swear 'bout mid 30's Name tag on the desk said Vicky She looked up and she had the most beautiful green eyes with a cig between those red lips and said you need help I replied yeah in a big wayTell me how it started Vicky asked in that husky smoky sounding voice of hers I sat in the lone visitors chair elbows on my knees hands over my face Well it started about a month ago No where to go places were shutting down reruns on TV There was nowhere to go on the weekends business's were having to close their doors Then I raised my head looked into those emerald colored eyes and said Vicky there was NO March MadnessNO Opening Day Baseball So one Saturday morning I did a search online for the top 100 noir moviesthat's when it started This book The Big Heat is my SECOND read in row where I watched the movie after I finished the bookMy new best friend is IMDB I whisperedVicky smiled and said yeah you do have it bad

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An was a police clerk who shot himself for no obvious reason That was Bannion's first judgment until a girl named Lucy presented a uite different picture of the dead man from the one he had shown to the world and to his fastidio. William P McGivern’s novel The Big Heat was the source for Fritz Lang’s classic 1953 film noir of the same title McGivern enjoyed considerable success as a novelist and screenwriter in various genresThe movie followed the plot of the novel fairly closely even including the famous coffee pot scene if you’ve see the movie you know which scene I’m talking about and if you haven’t seen it I won’t spoil the shock effect The most significant change was to the character of Max Stone who becomes Vince Stone in the movie The Max Stone of the book is eually vicious but he’s a man driven to viciousness by fear while the Vince Stone of the movie is a confident and overtly sadistic characterDave Bannion is an honest cop in a city in which honesty is a rare commodity Corrupt city officials and politicians are in the pockets of gangsters like Mike Lagana Lagana lives a life of genteel elegance in a luxurious mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens but he started life as a brutal gangster and a gangster he remains Bannion has always been aware of the underlying corruption of the city but up until now it hasn’t had any direct effect on his life or on his work as a Homicide cop All that will change At first it seems like a routine case A police clerk has committed suicide There are no suspicious circumstances The dead cop Tom Deery was the sort of guy who goes through life without attracting much attention He had always been assumed to be honest he had no obvious vices His wife claims he was very concerned about health problems and that seems like a satisfactory explanation for his suicide Then Bannion gets a telephone call from a woman She tells him that she’s sure the dead man had no health problems and she doesn’t believe he would have taken his own life A bit of digging around reveals that this woman Lucy Carroway had been Deery’s mistress some years earlier Deery’s widow assures Bannion that Lucy was still bitter that the affair with her husband ended and Bannion is satisfied that that explains her story Even the fact that Tom Deery used to own a holiday house is not especially suspicious A police clerk might have been able to afford a little luxury like that if he was very careful with his money and besides maybe his wife or his family had some money Bannion is happy enough to close the case Until Lucy Carroway is murderedThis seems like a boy of a coincidence and Dave Bannion doesn’t like coincidences And the murder was particularly brutal but it wasn’t a sex crime Bannion is now convinced the Deery case is worth looking into deeply He still doesn’t think he’s run into a major criminal conspiracy but when he’s ordered peremptorily to drop the case the pieces start to fall into place If the big boys who run the city want him to stop investigating then there must be something to investigate Something big Bannion is not just honest he’s also stubborn His refusal to drop the case will have catastrophic personal conseuences for him conseuences that will see him handing in his badge and conducting his own private war against organised crime a war of revengeHe will find himself up against Mike Lagana and against hoodlums like Max Stone It’s a pretty good story The main weakness is the ending which is much too pat and too neat and doesn’t uite ring true The story shows us a world of moral sualor but also a world of moral ambiguity People aren’t always crooked because they’re bad Some are just weak Or frightened Even the tough guys are sometimes prone to fear And even gangster’s molls like Debby Max Stone’s girlfriend can turn out to be capable of extraordinary courage and decency The ending undercuts this a little as the author tries to tie things up too comprehensivelyThere’s plenty of hardboiled dialogue and plenty of atmosphere This is pulp fiction but it’s not too pulpy not that I have a problem with pulp fiction that’s very pulpy indeed McGivern’s style is straightforward but effective Bannion is a hero but he’s a hero with some flaws and he’s generally believable McGivern gives us some memorable villains and in the person of Debby a complex female character whose motivations are entirely believable A fine crime thriller Not uite as good as the movie but that’s nothing to be ashamed of since the movie is very very good indeed Definitely worth a read

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The Big HeatUs glacial wife Bannion's chief Lieutenant Wilks wanted the case closed and speculation ended uickly and tightly So did Max Stone and Lagana who held the city in a sinister underworld grip But why Why did they all fear a dead ma. Synopsis a cop had killed himself and every crook in town expected heat Why did they fear a dead man Dave Bannion of homicide asks that uestion