South Beach Shakedown: The Diary of Gideon Pikevolume 1
DescriptionSomeone is about to make a killing in the music industry. Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike mysteriously disappear just when he is about to turn his 30-year career into a multi-million dollar profit? Music columnist Mick Sever is back in Don Bruns' third suspense masterpiece. This time he's looking for answers and his missing friend in the gritty backrooms of South Beach's biggest nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. What surfaces is how the major players in the music industry are not making the headlines, they're just pulling the strings that create them. Hit it right and the royalties, even someone else's, can rake in millions for the rest of your life. The key is finding Gideon before Korean mobster Jimmy Shinn does. Jimmy is ready to cash in on the one secret that will bring Gideon to his knees and strip away what's left of his career, his fortune, and his life. Whoever gets to Gideon first will either save him or pull the trigger. The deadly race is on.
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--Sue Grafton, bestselling author
"South Beach Shakedown is a spicy, skillfully written, deftly plotted look behind the glittering facade of South Florida's high rolling recording industry. Rolling Stone-style music journalist Mick Sever makes a terrific reluctant sleuth. The best yet from Don Bruns!"
--Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar finalist and author of To Darkness and to Death
"South Beach Shakedown is a glitzy, high speed run from the back alleys to the burnt beaches of Miami Beach. In the hands of Don Bruns, it's hard to tell where the terrain is most dangerous."
--Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author
"Bruns, a veteran musician, clearly knows the music biz, and readers are sure to enjoy the behind-the-scenes material."
"Like most Baby Boomers, I've always found inside stories about my generation's music to be fascinating. If you agree, look no further than South Beach Shakedown. Don Bruns has crafted another fine crime novel featuring the rock scene's prime reporter, Mick Sever, who gets himself in deep trouble trying to help his ex-wife and a dysfunctional 'ex'-friend in South Florida's most famous destination. My advice: Fasten your seatbelt for a great ride."
--Jeremiah Healy, author of Turnabout and The Only Good Lawyer