Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Eight top action/adventure thrillers

Last summer at the Amazon Book Review Vannessa Cronin tagged eight favorite action/adventure thrillers, including:
Heat 2 by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner

This book has not been screen adapted yet, but given its provenance, it’s surely just a matter of time. The first crime novel co-written by Meg Gardiner and Michael Mann—the latter is of course, the director of Heat, likely the greatest heist movie ever made—Heat 2 picks up the story where the movie left off, so it’s a sequel. But it’s also a prequel, taking readers back to the early days of the lead characters’ careers: homicide detective Vincent Hanna (played in Heat by Al Pacino) and criminals Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) and Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer). This will be a must for fans of the movie, but the novel stands on its own too, as an epic L.A. crime feast.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue