Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jon Talton's "Powers of Arrest"

Jon Talton's novels include the thriller, Deadline Man, several David Mapstone mysteries, and The Pain Nurse, the first of The Cincinnati Casebooks series.

Here he dreamcasts an adaptation of his latest Cincinnati Casebook, Powers of Arrest:
For Powers of Arrest, the most important character is Cincinnati. The film should be shot there, lovingly showing the place that Churchill called America’s most beautiful inland city. From the gritty architectural jewel box of Over-the-Rhine to the Ohio River sweeping past downtown to the hills and valleys of Cincinnati, it is a cinematic paradise.

As for major characters, I see Jodie Foster as Cheryl Beth Wilson, the nurse and nursing professor. Detective Will Borders would be well served by Vincent D’Onofrio, who can play the pain and depth of this character. As for his partner, Detective Dodds, Terrence Howard.
Learn more about the book and author at Jon Talton's website.

The Page 69 Test: Powers of Arrest.

Writers Read: Jon Talton.

--Marshal Zeringue