Heat 2 Novel Gets Release Date, Michael Mann Reveals More Details, The August 9 publishing date for director Michael Mann’s Heat 2 book, which the author co-wrote with Edgar Award winner Meg Gardiner and will serve as both a prequel and a sequel to his groundbreaking 1995 crime drama. In an interview with Deadline, Michael Mann shared more information about his process for writing this dual sequel and prequel, as well as the date on which readers will be able to return to the slick and slippery world of Heat.
Heat 2: A Novel Summary
One day after the conclusion of Heat, Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) is holed up in Koreatown, bleeding profusely, half-crazy, and trying to flee Los Angeles at any costs. Detective Vincent Hanna with the LAPD is after him (Al Pacino).
Hours earlier, Hanna shot and murdered Neil McCauley (De Niro), Shiherlis’s brother-in-arms, during a shootout at the end of an LAX runway. Shiherlis, the lone survivor of McCauley’s crew, is now Hanna’s target, and she intends to kill or capture him before he leaves the city.
McCauley, Shiherlis, and their Highline team are taking scores in 1988, seven years earlier, on the West Coast, at the US-Mexico border, and now in Chicago. They are driven and courageous, making money and leading interesting lives. Vincent Hanna, a Chicago murder investigator with a troubled past, is pursuing his calling by pursuing armed and dangerous men into remote areas in search of a vicious gang of home invaders.
Meanwhile, a parallel storyline that follows the years after Heat is driven by the fallout from McCauley’s scores and Hanna’s pursuit, which has unanticipated consequences.
From the inner sanctums of competing crime syndicates in a South American free-trade zone to multinational criminal operations in Southeast Asia, Heat 2 transports its multifaceted and richly depicted men and women into completely new worlds. The book immerses you deeply in these people’s lives. They will face up against brand-new foes in dangerous situations that transcend all borders in Michael Mann’s Heat universe.
Heat 2 is a masterwork of crime fiction with the same tremendous goals, scale, and complex characterizations as the epic movie. It is captivating, emotional, and heartbreaking.
About the Author: Heat Prequel Novel Release Date
One of the most inventive and significant filmmakers in American cinema, Michael Mann is a well-known director, screenwriter, producer, and member of the Hollywood creative elite. Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, The Insider, Ali, and Miami Vice are just a few of the notable movies and television shows that Mann has written and directed that have won awards (along with Miami Vice and Crime Story).
He has produced a number of commercially successful, critically acclaimed projects, including the feature film Collateral (starring Tom Cruise) and the HBO series Luck. He also served as director of several commercially successful, critically acclaimed projects, including the commercially successful, critically acclaimed The Aviator (directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett) (starring Dustin Hoffman).
Meg Gardiner is the acclaimed and prize-winning author of sixteen novels. Her suspense novels have been blockbusters both domestically and abroad, and they have been translated into more than twenty different languages. The first book in the acclaimed UNSUB series by Gardiner, UNSUB, won a Barry Award, and China Lake won an Edgar Award.
The Dark Corners of the Night, her third UNSUB book, has been purchased by Amazon Studios for television series production. Gardiner, a former attorney who now resides in Austin, Texas, is a two-time president of Mystery Writers of America and a three-time Jeopardy! champion.
Product details: Heat 2 Novel
- Publisher : William Morrow (August 9, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062653318
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062653314
Editorial Reviews: Heat 2 Novel Gets Release Date
Heat 2 is one of the most accurate depictions of criminals and the police that pursue them that I’ve ever read. It’s a smart and captivating novel with rich, real characters and powerful writing. The debut novel by Michael Mann (and Meg Gardiner) is a triumph that not only stands alone but also commemorates, enlarges, and develops Mann’s legendary movie by including all the main characters in a well-researched and deeply moving new story that occurs before and after Heat.