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Just Play Dead

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Dan Gordon

Gordon, a successful screenwriter (Murder in the First) has written a novel destined for the big screen. The only Jewish cop in Hawaii, Dani Kahane still has a crush on Nora Wolfe, the straying wife of Jack, an untrustworthy millionaire. Nora threw Dani … see full wiki

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Author: Dan Gordon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
1 review about Just Play Dead

"Ruthless People" moved to Hawaii

  • Feb 10, 1998
Rating:
+5
Sun and sand seems incompatible with the nightmare vision of noir, but as Dan Gordon shows in "Just Play Dead" that passion, lust and hate retains their full power, even in Hawaii.Running a fast 227 pages, with narrower margins and larger type than is usually seen, "Just Play Dead" speeds along with the pace of a Hawaiian vacation, and Gordon ties up the schemes a little too hurriedly and throws in some resolutions that were not properly founded. We don't know if Dani Kahane is a good cop, but he is a fascinating character, and before the last page, Gordon pulls one last joker from the deck that promises that the scheming will continue in the sequel. This is a fun read, with scheming and double-crossing in the style of "Ruthless People" and "The Grifters."

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