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Heat 2


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the thrilling new crime novel by award-winning film-maker Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner - an explosive return to the world of his film Heat - a No1 New York Times bestseller

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Meg Gardiner is originally from Southern California, where she practiced law and taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of five Evan Delaney novels as well as the Jo Beckett thrillers, The Memory Collector, The Liar's Lullaby and The Nightmare Thief. She lives with her family near London. Michael Mann is a world-renowned director, screenwriter, producer, and one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers in American cinema. Mann has written and directed award-winning television movies and series (including Miami Vice and Crime Story) and feature films including Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, and Miami Vice. He has produced numerous feature films, including Academy Award-winner The Aviator and directed several commercially successful, critically acclaimed projects including the feature film Collateral and the pilot for the HBO series Luck. Mann has won many prestigious awards, including a BAFTA for Best Film (The Aviator), a Golden Globe for Best Picture/Drama (The Aviator), and an NBR Award for Best Director (Collateral). Mann lives in Los Angeles.


'A quarter of a century after his classic heist film Heat, the director Michael Mann returns to the scene of the crime in this absolutely gripping thriller, written with Meg Gardiner. Twin timelines explore the before-and-after of that celluloid clash between the unstoppable bank robber Neil McCauley and the immovable Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna, with the action ranging from home invasions in suburban Chicago to Chinese crime families in 1990s Paraguay. Sweep, self-confidence and a cinematic sheen make this the most immersive of reads' The Times

'Michael Mann's HEAT is one of my all-time favorite movies. Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner's HEAT 2 is now one of my favorite suspense novels.'
James Patterson

'Heat 2 is a brilliant and riveting novel with rich and real characters and powerhouse storytelling...'
Don Winslow

"Heat 2 gives us an exciting, emotionally rich thriller, with just as much style and panache as Michael Mann's original classic heist movie. I loved it."
Adrian McKinty, #1 International bestselling author

"Awesome! This novel is a stunning achievement in character study, narrative form and action. I am in awe. A stunning page-turner every bit as masterful as the original movie. Easily one of the finest novels of the year!"
Steve Cavanagh, #1 International bestselling author

'This audacious, powerhouse of a novel brings to the page everything the classic crime film HEAT brought to the screen... The metaphors and descriptions conjure up vivid, original images worthy of Mann's best big movies.'
Eric Rickstad, New York Times bestselling author

'The best thing about this innovative tale is the way the fully fleshed human stories support and even transcend the often breathtaking action.' Booklist

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