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David Levien City of the Sun ONE Jamie Gabriel wakes at 5:44, as the clock radio ’ s volume bursts from the silence.
David Levien City of the Sun ONE Jamie Gabriel wakes at 5:44, as the clock radio ’ s volume bursts from the silence. He rolls and hits the sleep bar, clipping off the words to an annoying pop song by some boy-band graduate who wears the same clothes and does the same moves as his backup dancers. Kids at school say they like him. Some do; the rest are just following along. ONE. Jamie Gabriel wakes at 5:44, as the clock radio ’ s volume bursts from the silence.
City of the Sun book. David Levien's first time writing a novel is a total smash. In the character of Frank Behr we have a revelation: a broken but unbreakable man who, brilliantly flawed, goes down but never for the full count. While the ending is a bit happier than it should be, given the subject matter, the trip to find this missing child will be something that fans of PI stories will enjoy a great deal.
OK. David Levien is a script writer and it shows: Pacing, quick cuts, and little room for interior monologue that usually gives the character to noir.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). OK. At first I thought I'd run into another graduate from the Patterson school of hack writing. Then, something happened.
The acclaimed author of City of the Sun returns with a relentlessly taut new novel featuring enigmatic private investigator Frank Behr and the American heartland setting that has won David Levien critical raves. In an Indianapolis underground parking structure, Frank Behr is on an executive protection detail for Bernard Bernie Cool Kolodnik, a hard-driving business mogul on the verge of making a move into big-time Indiana politics. Behr is working for an exclusive investigation company, and it’s an uncomfortable fit, both literally and philosophically.
If anyone had any misconceptions about Rooster belonging to one of those groups, he’d be glad to straighten it out for him. Anytime. The place shimmered under banks of fluorescent lights. The place shimmered under banks of fluorescent lights d iron plates sang out in harmony with violent grunts. Still, it was the only option in town for guys in serious training
David Levien is an American screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer
David Levien is an American screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. Best known as the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders, Levien has also produced films such as The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones Levien frequently collaborates on projects with his writing partner Brian Koppelman. As a novelist, he has published City of the Sun, Where the Dead Lay, 13 Million Dollar Pop, and Signature Kill. Earlier works are often published under D. J. Levien. Levien studied at the University of Michigan.
Riveting suspense in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, City of the Sun introduces retired detective Frank Behr-an imposing, charismatic former cop who agrees to take the case of a boy who’s been missing for over a year. Jamie Gabriel gets on his bike before dawn to deliver newspapers in his suburban Indianapolis neighborhood. From the antiseptic comforts of suburban Indianapolis to the city’s seamy underworld, David Levien introduces a private investigator as complex, idiosyncratic, and sympathetic as any in modern crime fiction. Levien is a gifted storyteller who will keep readers guessing right up until the final, explosive scene.
City of the Sun (Levien novel). City of the Sun is a crime/suspense novel by David Levien, published by Random House Books. Levien is currently working on a film script of the book. A 14-year-old boy is kidnapped on his usual newspaper round. His parents' relationship suffers through the unknowing of their child's fate.
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