White Heat #2020

White Heat By Paul D. Marks White Heat P I Duke Rogers finds himself in a racially charged situation The case might have to wait The immediate problem getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the Rodney King riots
  • Title: White Heat
  • Author: Paul D. Marks
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  • Page: 267
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  • White Heat By Paul D. Marks
    White Heat By Paul D. Marks P.I Duke Rogers finds himself in a racially charged situation The case might have to wait The immediate problem getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 Rodney King riots and that s just the beginning of his problems.Private investigator Duke Rogers finds an old friend for a client The client s friend, an up and coming black actress,P.I Duke Rogers finds himself in a racially charged situation The case might have to wait The immediate problem getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 Rodney King riots and that s just the beginning of his problems.Private investigator Duke Rogers finds an old friend for a client The client s friend, an up and coming black actress, ends up dead Duke knows his client did it Now, feeling guilty, he wants to find the client killer He starts his mission by going to the dead actress family in South Central L.A and while there the Rodney King riots ignite And while he tries to track down the killer he must also deal with the racism of his partner, Jack, and from the dead woman s brother, Warren He must also confront his own possible latent racism even as he s in an interracial relationship with the murder victim s dead woman s sister.
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    • Paul D. Marks

      Paul D Marks is an American novelist and short story writer His novel White Heat, a mystery thriller set during the Rodney King riots of 1992, won the first Shamus Award for Independent Private Eye Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America.His story Ghosts of Bunker Hill EQMM December 2016 was voted 1 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine s 2016 Readers Choice Award and was nominated for a Macavity Award for Best Short Story Howling at the Moon EQMM November 2014 was short listed for both the 2015 Anthony Award and Macavity Award for Best Short Story, and came in 7 in Ellery Queen s Reader s Choice Award Marks story Windward from the Coast to Coast Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea anthology has been selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , edited by Louise Penny Otto Penzler Due fall, 2018 His fiction has been recognized by the SouthWest Writers, Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition, Futures Fire to Fly, Southern Writers Association, Deadly Ink Short Story Competition, Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction.His short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Akashic s Noir series St Louis , Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Crimestalker Casebook and He is co editor of the Coast to Coast Sea to Shining Sea mystery anthologies from Down Out Books According to Steven Bingen, co author of MGM Hollywood s Greatest Backlot, Marks is also the last person to have shot a film on the MGM backlot That 40 page chronological list I mentioned of films shot at the studio ends with his Paul D Marks name on it He has served on the boards of the Los Angeles chapters of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.

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    • A tense crime thriller set against the backdrop of the Rodney King riots in LA in 1992 P.I Duke Rodgers has a case to solve, but first he has to make it out of South Central LA, where he s caught up in a night of terror and violence at the height of the riots There s tension right the way through this book, the anxiety never let s up, and it was one of those stories where I thought, I ll just read a bit then put it down, but I kept going because I just had to know what happened next It captured [...]


    • Publishers Weekly says White Heat is a taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King the author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict White Heat is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended Midwest Book Review White Heat really caught early 90s LA, in all its sordid glory And had me turning me pages late into the night I think WH is up there wit [...]


    • In White Heat, former Navy SEAL turned PI Duke Rogers makes a quick 250 dollars by locating the address of Teddie Matson, a burgeoning TV actress A day later Matson is murdered, and Rogers, wrenched with guilt, sets out to find the killer Set in L.A during the riots following the Rodney King case, Rogers is beset on all sides by looters and gang bangers, stalkers and criminals, grieving families and damsels in distress, fires and bullets But it is Rogers s conscience that proves to be the bigges [...]


    • Explosive, Visual, Dynamite and Totally NoirWhite Heat written by Paul D Marks explodes on the page.Days before the verdict is read in the Rodney King Case in Los Angeles back in the 1992, a weasely little man walks into private detective Duke Rogers office and asks him to locate an old friend, Teddie Matson The guy is white and Teddie is black, and Los Angeles is just about ready to explode due to racial tensions, but Duke isn t thinking about that, just the 250 he ll make on the easy case A fe [...]


    • Paul D Marks debut novel White Heat couldn t be better titled, since it burns like a phosphorous bomb, illuminating the mean streets of Los Angeles at a time when they were at their meanest, rawest and most incendiary during the 1992 riots that tore the city apart after the Rodney King beating verdict Those of us who lived through that time remember the wounds all too well, and, like the characters in this staggeringly assured first novel, remain conflicted as to who should actually be blamed fo [...]


    • During the time of the Rodney King trial, a private detective, Duke Rogers, is asked to find an address of an old schoolmate for a new client He gets the address and finds that the so called schoolmate was actually a black tv actress and the client was a person who was stalking her The man ended up killing her.Duke tries to find information about the man but he s hampered because he s a white man asking questions about a black woman at the time when the verdict is announced and racial hatred exp [...]


    • White Heat is the brutally biting debut novel of author Paul D Marks that pulls no punches as he introduces his ex Navy SEAL and currently independent Private Investigator Marion Duke Rogers Rogers story evolves during a very turbulent era in Los Angeles history We revisit a time in which neighborhoods are torn open and racial consciousness runs hot, leaving in its wake a shrapnel littered shell resembling the aftermath of a roadside bomb Duke finds himself caught amongst the masses at the relea [...]


    • I was attracted to this book for several reasons one being that Marks gives the reader a very flawed main character in Duke Rogers, Private Eye The second being that he set the novel against the background of the Rodney King riots of Los Angeles in 1992 Having been there and scared out of my wits during those times I wanted to see how the author handled it.I was not let down on either count You just can t help but like Duke Rogers Although very insecure in his own self and abilities he is ruthle [...]


    • I was attracted to this book for several reasons one being that Marks gives the reader a very flawed main character in Duke Rogers, Private Eye The second being that he set the novel against the background of the Rodney King riots of Los Angeles in 1992 Having been there and scared out of my wits during those times I wanted to see how the author handled it.I was not let down on either count You just can t help but like Duke Rogers Although very insecure in his own self and abilities he is ruthle [...]


    • I had a lot of fun reading White Heat.White Heat sucked me in right away with its noir style You get to know Duke right away, and even though he s a self professed fuckup, I liked him instantly Part of me wondered the entire time whether he killed Teddie Matson himself without remembering it, but I still liked him Duke s voice is very strong in the narration Usually, I hate slang and dialect in prose because it frequently overpowers the story, but Duke s way of talking made this story.Please cli [...]


    • Starts out with a man who finds a concious after discovering he unintentionally caused a murder, just to make a quick buckHis main goal To find the killer Through doing that he finds much His father may be right he s either got a death wish or is nuts He just keeps putting him self in dangerous sistuations that he has to keep getting out of There s a whole list of different personalities that are all complicated and believable Very well writen, very enjoyable, shows different attitudes people ca [...]


    • If John Wayne had been a PI, his name would be Duke Rogers In WHITE HEAT, Paul D Marks places Duke and his cases in the middle of the Los Angeles Riots, where racial tensions have erupted the city into Dickensian devastation and destruction Duke has been asked to find the killer of an African American starlet He also must investigate a woman being stalked by a wannabe suitor What truths about himself and others will he learn during his investigations Marks deftly transports us into this noir wor [...]


    • Absolutely terrific read here folks Mr Marks takes us on a super sleuth of a ride through the LA riots and then some, with his anti hero, hero, tough guy PI and sidekick Jack, a bad ass Harley riding, take no prisoners ex vet Characters Tiny, Rita, and Lobo are hard to forget and the action is non stop, fast paced and furious, right up to the bitter sweet end between the star crossed lovers So Chandler esque in style, tone, and mood A wonderful time from a wonderful author Definitely worth the p [...]


    • If you fill pages with lists of tortured, tragic thoughts popping in your main character s mind, you better do it right do it so the reader who sees all this man on the edge stuff doesn t go, This is pathetic, and throw the book across the room Marks did it right, all around, with plot, place, character, and concept, winning multiple awards for White Heat a noir novel of depth, passion, intelligence, outrage, and regret If White Heat had been done wrong it d be just another junk book, and not a [...]


    • A terrific L.A novel featuring a classic, tough guy private investigator, Duke Rogers It s set in Los Angeles in 1992 right when the city exploded during the Rodney King riots Marks, an L.A native, has got the both the subtleties and the brashness of the city down, especially as concerns the simmering undercurrent of racism that crosses all neighborhoods and classes This a noir tale, poetically written, and a must read.


    • 29 mar 151st from marks for me was going through the kindlerollingey call it scrolling i usually don t put things on there i don t read soon thereafter, often buying when i need something to read for whatever reasonis oned truth be told a few others were on the kindle i m not going to argue with itlooks like it could be a good story and i m in need onward and upward.30 mar 15, finished good story check it out.


    • Private Investigator Duke Rogers finds himself right in the middle of the 1992 race riots after the beating of Rodney King by police officers was caught on tape in Los Angeles He s already doubting himself after unknowingly tracking down a woman s address for a man who stalked and finally murdered her.Living is dangerous and even so when civility is tossed out the window.


    • This is one high octane story, set amid the 92 LA riots Private eye Duke Rogers must find a killer while dodging his way through the Rodney King riots It s action packed and page turning with a great setting, well rounded characters and dialog that rings true It s easy to see why White Heat won the 2013 Shamus award from the Private Eye Writers of America.





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