NEW PAGES: “NINTH WAVE,” PHIL MACDONALD, TOM “STORMIN’ MORMON” KECK

The Ninth Wave is a mercilessly grim 1956 political noir-thriller about Mike Freesmith, a handsome psychopathic power broker and surfer. Freesmith is 17 when we meet him. He’s having an affair with Miss Bell, the high school English teacher, who drops him off at the beach after a midday tryst, and begs for a return visit. Freesmith shrugs, leaves…