The Hot Spot - Charles   Williams
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I much prefer the original title and cover of the original edition...Visceral tone...lots of carnality...

I've finished this book when in Lisbon the temperature has risen to 43ºC... The book's "temperature" and the weather temperature are one of a kind...

This story of a guy caught in a web of two-timing, bribery, deceit and murder is what makes Noir what it is today. 

The book was published in 1953. I was quite surprised with more than a few suggested scenes of sex. 

"Hell hat no Fury" gives us two alluring female characters to embody the polar opposites of saintly and femme fatale roles.

It’s very easy to look through Maddox’s eyes and see two alternate lives stretching out ahead. He thinks he is master of his own destiny,ie, he believes he can control events, but this is Noir, and there is no escape from the web of fate...