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this is the first book of three in this story,

There are going to be two more books to form a trilogy?


That's what I saw him say in an interview. That, and that he wants to make films of them all. Given he's almost 80, that's a really tall order...


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this is the first book of three in this story,

There are going to be two more books to form a trilogy?


That's what I saw him say in an interview. That, and that he wants to make films of them all. Given he's almost 80, that's a really tall order...


Interesting -- thanks for the tidbit. I'd no idea. This first one is probably juuusst good enough to opt for the next one. Wonder if he'll go with Meg Gardiner again, or, like the James Patterson machine, go with a stable of different co-authors to do the heavy lifting.
 
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Side note....anyone else a bit bewildered by Mann making a kind of hero out of Chris Shiherlis? In the original film, he was one of the most vile characters. Not sure if Mann thought he was reforming him a bit, with his growing into this international weapons dealer and committing to a new woman, but frankly to me....he's still just a hyper-narcissistic sociopath that revels in mindless violence and reckless self-indulgence with sex and money. Not a guy ya' really want to follow for 95 chapters.

But then, I'm wondering since this is the first book of three in this story, if Hanna's going to end up shooting Chris down, too. I hope so.


Are you sure you’re thinking about Val Kilmer’s character? I rewatched Heat recently and got none of that from Shiherlis. Sure he was an overgrown child, but he never did any of that in the movie. You sure you’re not thinking of Waingrow?

As for who co writes the next one, that’ll probably be up to HarperCollins who they want to promote.
 
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Are you sure you’re thinking about Val Kilmer’s character? I rewatched Heat recently and got none of that from Shiherlis. Sure he was an overgrown child, but he never did any of that in the movie. You sure you’re not thinking of Waingrow?

Oh yeah, it's Chris.
In the film, he was an absolute ass to his girlfriend Charlene and was happy to kill at the drop of a hat, as seen in the big shootout where he gunned down at least two officers with all the remorse of a kid stepping on a bug. Like I said, vile.

When I saw it the first time in '95, I was very disappointed Chris didn't get the sick f**k blown out of his socks (to paraphrase another Mann film), I thought it was totally wrong he was the only one who survived. But my description of Chris really centered on who he became in the book, where he really took off as an uber-selfish, violent psycho with severe narcissistic personality disorder.


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