Roderick Thorp's novel is the basis for the first John McClane film, Die Hard.
High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all.
Nothing Lasts Forever was originally written as a sequel to the Thorp novel The Detective, which was made into a 1971 film starring Frank Sinatra. Although the cop in this novel is named Leland rather than McClane, and other changes were made during the production process, the basic story of this novel hews surprisingly close to the 1988 film adaptation, down to the name of the bad guy and his chief henchman; the contrast between the bad guys' effete language and the cop's profane New York sass; the burgeoning long-distance (radio) relationship between the hero and a beat cop down on the ground; and the cat-and-mouse game over the possession of detonators.
- Publisher : Graymalkin Media (December 17, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
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