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The Big CaperHis is of a character study with a chilling portrayal of a cold hearted manipulator called Flood and the men and women good and bad who follow his orders however reluctantly The attitude. This was excellent The first Lionel White book I've read I'll be reading

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White is one of the lesser known noirists whose books were filmed by Kubrick and Godard 'Pierrot le Fou' was 'based on' 'Obsession' and were an influence on Tarantino Despite the title t. This is my first Lionel White title He's one of the Gold Medal Books pulpsters I've been meaning to try and only now have gotten around to reading I picked a winning book since the New York Times dubbed him the master of the big caper Frank Harper is an ex Marine who operates a filling station in the sleepy town of Indio Beach Florida He lives with Kay who pretends to be his wife Indio Beach has a prosperous society of rich farmers and citrus growers who keep all their dough in the local bank This tempting plum has caught the eye of Flood the mastermind of planning the heist On the eve of the big day he brings in his other henchmen including a whack job arsonist and psychotic killers to the small townKay and Frank are sympathetic characters who're in love although Kay is supposed to be Flood's main sueeze The local cops aren't the real enemies as much as the gang's internal strife and staying on target to pull off the heist The tension of the build up to the heist reminds me of Richard Stark's Parker series though Parker is probably hardboiled The sultry Florida setting adds to The Big Caper's appeal Gil Brwewer Harry Whittington and John D MacDonald also used Florida in their crime novels I liked the solid plot steady pacing and colorful characters especially the bad guys

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Summary The Big Caper ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ White is one of the lesser known noirists whose books were filmed by Kubrick and Godard 'Pierrot le Fou' was 'based on' 'Obsession' and were an influence on Tarantino Despite the title this is of a character study with a chilling portrayal of a cold hearted manipulator called S to women are very much of its time mid fifties ie three categories good bad and married There's humour and violence and a general sense of unease Memorable pulp noir a forgotten classi. I enjoyed this short novel uite a bit It's very fast paced the characters are well drawn and the tension is real As in many caper stories a group of hoodlums each with their own specialty converge on a small Southern town in preparation for a big burglary all led by the very dangerous Flood I liked the backstories of how Flood rescued various people when they were at rock bottom and then manipulated them It's nice that you can get books like this for a buck on for the Kindle Lionel White wrote the novel for what became one of the great caper movies of all time Stanley Kubrick's The Killing