❰Reading❯ ➹ To Live and Die in L.A. Author Gerald Petievich – Saudionline.co.uk

To Live and Die in L.A. txt To Live and Die in L.A., text ebook To Live and Die in L.A., adobe reader To Live and Die in L.A., chapter 2 To Live and Die in L.A., To Live and Die in L.A. e572d7 Rick Masters Is A Big Time Counterfeiter With Big Problems For One Thing, One Of His Dealers, Max The Money Man Waxman, Has Just Ripped Him Off For Another, His Partner, Carmine Falcone, Is In Jail And Threatening To Cooperate With The Government Unless Masters Gets Him Out FastThen There Are The Feds Who Have Been Trying To Nail Masters For Years Two Treasury Agents, John Vukovich And Richard Chance, Are Breathing Down His Neck Chance Is A Reckless Hotshot Who Doesn T Believe In Playing By The Rules He Ll Get Evidence Anyway He Can If He Catches Masters And Makes It Stick, He S A Hero But If Chance Is Caught He S Finished Unless He S Willing To Sacrifice Vukovich To Save Himself


About the Author: Gerald Petievich

Gerald Petievich belongs to that tiny group of writers who came to crime fiction from careers in law enforcement He has been an Army counterspy and a U.S Secret Service agent, using his real life experiences to achieve verisimilitude in his fiction His novels are known to come as close as any in the mystery and thriller genre to a genuine realism Three of his novels have been produced as majo



10 thoughts on “To Live and Die in L.A.

  1. says:

    There s a pro counterfeiter named Rick Masters and he s in trouble His courier got busted and is gonna sing The feds are on to his main dealer Max Waxman The names are the best Treasury agents Chance and Vukovich cut a bunch of corners to try and take him down Chance does a lot of fucking Like three ladies in one day Rick Masters does some creative dippin too so that s fun While Chance and Vukovich are pushing it to the limit, an old guy named Hart is hunting Masters in a by the book fashion There s tits and butts and dicks and guns and slavs It s frickin sick.


  2. says:

    The movie is so good that the book absolutely pales in comparison


  3. says:

    Just finished this one up As I said before, a solid L.A crime novel Good, believable dialogue, but lacking the stylistic panache of El Leonard or the grit of James Ellroy That aside, this was a super good read, highly recommended to anyone who is a fan of the crime genre My only real gripe is that the end comes so abruptly that, about ten pages from the end I started wondering if my copy was missing pages You re still neck deep in a funny money caper, trying to figure out how or if the bad guy will go down, and then the whole novel literally reaches resolution a bit too tidily, even with the obligatory bad cop gets his comeuppance within about 8 pages and is done as crisply as a briefcase latch snapping to But it s still a four star read.


  4. says:

    One of the better pulp fiction novels I can ever remember reading The author was an actual secret service agent and wrote a pretty good story here He published several other novels as well The author also wrote the screenplay for the movie version of this novel I have always enjoyed that movie since the first time that I had seen it, but now after reading the book I can say that the studio kind of screwed this guy over, while the movie is nice in it s own rite, the twists at the end of this novel are far intriguing, original, noble and humerous then the twists you get at the end of the movie This book is long out of print so if you have an opprutunity to obtain a used copy of this book, enjoy it and pass it on to someone else you suspect would appreciate it.


  5. says:

    This early eighties noir, also a cult movie, has a generational taste The battle seems to be not only between the U.S Treasury agents and the clever and ruthless counterfeiter Rick Masters, but also between the investigative styles of the veteran agent Jim Hart, who wants to catch Masters using patience and diligence, and the two young hot shots Vukovich and Chance, who are ready to cut corners and take any sort of risk.The novel has also the unexpected bonus of depicting a different LA from the ones we are used to now, a still vastly blue collar one.


  6. says:

    I m a big fan of the William Freidkin film based from the novel, so I decided to give it a try In many ways the movie is faithful to the book especially in terms to the character names and most of the locations and many of the events I don t think the that characters were fleshed out enough It s a quick read, but I was a bit disappointed The film is much better something that may be a first for me.


  7. says:

    I really liked reading this book but the ending just sort of petered out for me The world Petievich creates is not too dissimilar from a James Ellroy novel in that it showcases likable characters doing bad things However, I was expecting from the ending as it seemed that the events of the book was leading to a climatic conclusion.


  8. says:

    This is an odd book, in a way, which was made into a movie directed by William Friedkin which I ve never seen It s quite breezy and readable, amoral as well The character s don t always seem particularly motivated, which gives the book an existential tinge Without spoiling the end, I will simply say that the ending doesn t live up to the build up, which is another odd effect.


  9. says:

    Interesting to compare this with William Friedkin s film of the same name Sticks or less to the same story and characters, but with a few major changes so that the screenplay focuses on Chance and his partner A good, brisk cop thriller by someone who knows the milieu.


  10. says:

    tautly written thriller Of particular interest is Petievich s details about counterfeiting, as he was an anti counterfeiting agent for the Treasury Department.


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