13 Million Dollar Pop (Frank Behr Series #3)

13 Million Dollar Pop (Frank Behr Series #3)

by David Levien
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13 Million Dollar Pop (Frank Behr Series #3) by David Levien

Detective Frank Behr finds himself neck deep in white collar crime and facing off with cold-blooded killers more terrifying than anything he's faced before.
Bernard "Bernie Cool" Kolodnik is a hard-driving business mogul in the process of making a move into big-time Indiana politics, and it's Frank Behr's job to protect him. When a gunman takes a shot at Kolodnik, Frank does what he does best: saves Kolodnik's life. So why then was he taken off the detail? And why are the usually adept Indianapolis cops making no headway? To discover the truth, Behr navigates a labyrinthine landscape of hardened former Feds, crooked real estate developers, casino magnates, and power seekers feeding on the edge of a dangerous and deadly political scheme. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307475893
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Series: Frank Behr Series , #3
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 648,843
Product dimensions: 4.32(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

DAVID LEVIEN, author of Where the Dead Lay and City of the Sun, has been nominated for the Edgar, Hammett, and Shamus awards, and is also a screenwriter and director (including co-director of Solitary Man (2009) starring Michael Douglas). He lives in Connecticut. 13 Million Dollar Pop is his third Frank Behr novel—and is on sale August 2011.

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13 Million Dollar Pop 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
cohlie More than 1 year ago
The best in the series, so far. Interesting characters. Good story line.
insurance More than 1 year ago
Levien's style is like Ellroy's abbreviated communications. Lots of twists and turns, moves quickly, an enjoyable read.
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Very bad indeed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. More violence than I want to real and it is written in a techical style which names the moves.  I assume that this would especially appeal to those who follow fighting--either as a profession or as a sport. This is not a book for optimists or for those who want a reason to go on, but it is a good read.
autumnrose922 More than 1 year ago
Definetly not as dark as his first two novels.. but still a decent read. Just not as suspensful and the storyline didnt really grab me like his first two books
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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This new mystery novel by David Levien is not for the faint of heart. The scenes are emotional and heart-rending, and are filled with definite "in your face" realism. The main character, Frank Behr, is an ex-cop who has found himself in hot water before. Now, as he is about to become a father, he takes a job working for a Protective Agency, and is following a client through an Indianapolis underground parking structure. Frank is on an executive protection detail, taking the place of a co-worker who couldn't work that night. This protection detail is for Bernard "Bernie Cool" Kolodnik, a business owner who is on his way to the Senate in Washington, DC. The company Frank is working for, The Caro Group, is a private protection and security company where most of the employees are ex-FBI. Frank is very uncomfortable in his job situation, especially when the sound of automatic weapons fire rings out loud and clear, and an attempt is made on Frank's very prominent client. Frank manages to protect him and send the attackers on their way. Although Frank is lauded for his heroism under attack, he tries to investigate the attack on his own and runs into many secrets and lies told by the client and also his employers. The Indianapolis Police Department also seem to be in on helping to bury the whole situation and pretend it never happened. There are many good people - and bad - who never make it through this story as it shows the realism of a man trying to settle into a job he really doesn't like all that much in order to protect his lady and his child. A very good character protrayal that readers will be looking forward to as the author takes us through Frank's life. Quill Says: Levien writes a crime story that is full of real people and energy that centers around the brooding Frank Behr. A compelling read which will have all readers waiting impatiently for the next Frank Behr mystery to arrive.
RNichols More than 1 year ago
Review based on ARC from Doubleday: What a pleasant surprise this book was. I was familiar with David Levien due to his movie work, screenplays etc., but not as a novel writer. 13 Million Dollar Pop was well written, well crafted/plotted. It's not often you get to read crime/cop fiction that doesn't go over the top, but Leviene did it. This book was an absolute joy to read and I have now found a new hero to root for in Frank Behr. This being the 3rd book in the Frank Behr series, I now have to go back and read the previous 2. 5 out of 5 stars, read this book folks, you will not be disappointed.