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South Beach Shakedown : The Diary of Gideon Pike
by Don Bruns


Overview - WELCOME TO SOUTH BEACH WHERE THE NIGHTS ARE WAY TOO HOT...AND THE DAYS CAN LEAVE YOU DEAD IN THE WATER

"South Beach Shakedown is a spicy look behind the glittering facade of South Florida's high rolling recording industry." Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of "To Darkness and To Death"

"Don Bruns has crafted another fine crime novel featuring the rock scene's prime reporter, Mick Sever.  Read more...


 
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Overview
WELCOME TO SOUTH BEACH WHERE THE NIGHTS ARE WAY TOO HOT...AND THE DAYS CAN LEAVE YOU DEAD IN THE WATER

"South Beach Shakedown is a spicy look behind the glittering facade of South Florida's high rolling recording industry." Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of "To Darkness and To Death"

"Don Bruns has crafted another fine crime novel featuring the rock scene's prime reporter, Mick Sever. Fasten your seatbelt for a great ride." Jeremiah Healy, author of "The Only Good Lawyer"

"From speedboats to rock stars to Asian mobsters, Bruns keeps you salsa dancing so fast you won't catch your breath until you turn that last page." Christine Kling, author of "Bitter End"

"Bruns shines when he delivers an insider's knowledge of the rock industry and the desperation it creates in people." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"THE SOUTH BEACH SHAKEDOWN COCKTAIL" Courtesy of Mango's Tropical Cafe, South Beach

1 1/4 ounces of Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay Coconut Rum 1 1/4 ounces of Ron Zacupa Centenario Rum 3/4 ounce Amaretto

Fill a 16 ounce Hurricane Glass with ice. Add the above ingredients, and fill with pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine.

Garnish with a slice of pineapple, a Maraschino cherry and an umbrella.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781933515021
  • ISBN-10: 1933515023
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publish Date: January 2010
  • Page Count: 271
  • Dimensions: 9.52 x 6.34 x 1.02 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.23 pounds


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BookPage Reviews

Something special for mystery fans

A hearty welcome to musician-turned-novelist Don Bruns, whose South Beach Shakedown offers readers a high-energy romp through the uncomfortably parallel worlds of the pop music industry and the criminal underbelly of Miami. Entertainment journalist Mick Sever owes his career to pop star Gideon Pike. Pike allowed Sever into his inner circle back when Sever was a fledgling reporter, and that entrée put Sever on the map. Fame went to Sever's head (not to mention his liver and his neural synapses) as he lived in the shadow of the pop idol; his excesses cost him his marriage, and very nearly his career as well. Now Gideon Pike is in a jam, and through a mutual acquaintance (Sever's ex-wife, for whom Sever still carries an Olympic-size torch) he has summoned the writer to help bail him out. It will not be easy, though, for when Sever arrives in Miami, he finds that Gideon Pike has disappeared, and that Pike's compadres are dropping like flies. A Korean mobster adds a bit of Asian spice to the dish, and Sever's ex, Ginny, supplies the sizzling heat. The banter, particularly between Sever and Ginny, is relaxed and believable, just what you'd expect from old lovers who are still friends. With the relentlessly action-packed South Beach Shakedown, Bruns has crafted what may be this season's quintessential suspense read.

 
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