• Title: McQ
  • Author: Alexander Edwards
  • ISBN: 9780446764940
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • McQ Someone s declared open season on the cops The killers have gunned down three police officers and one of them was a close friend of McQ s The Brass blames the radicals nationwide campaign against cops
    Someone s declared open season on the cops The killers have gunned down three police officers and one of them was a close friend of McQ s The Brass blames the radicals nationwide campaign against cops But McQ is certain the drug traffic is behind these killings He has the contacts, the guts, and the gun to smash this case the way he s broken a hundred otherseven ifSomeone s declared open season on the cops The killers have gunned down three police officers and one of them was a close friend of McQ s The Brass blames the radicals nationwide campaign against cops But McQ is certain the drug traffic is behind these killings He has the contacts, the guts, and the gun to smash this case the way he s broken a hundred otherseven if he has to quit the force to do it.

    One Reply to “McQ”

    1. Since this is one of my favorite movies, I thought it would be fun to read the novelization. Apparently the author used a pre-production script for his source material. The cover says, "Based on a Screenplay by Lawrence Roman." It is interesting to see the subtle differences in this early version as compared to the final on screen result. There are subtle differences, such as McQ living in an apartment rather than a boat (The boat seen in the film actually belonged to John Wayne), and the gun us [...]

    2. “Someone’s declared open season on cops” says the back cover of this 1974 novelization of a John Wayne movie. The story struck me as sadly relevant in 2016. Thugs have been gunning for cops for decades. It takes a man like the Duke to take them on, even in the face of a spineless command staff who doesn’t want “McQ” to unravel the truth.This is a book, but it was impossible for me not to imagine John Wayne himself playing the part, reading the lines. And that’s what made this book [...]

    3. So, yeah. The Duke is a cop. A tough cop in Seattle. The plot pretty much follows the film. The writing is workmanlike, and usually I say that as a compliment. But then, the screenplay for McQ is rather dull in the first place. Firepower freaks, take note: the big man does not wield a MAC-10 in the beach side shoot-out at the climax in this, that was added later.

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