South Beach Shakedown: The Diary of Gideon Pike

By Don Bruns
Read by Paul Michael Garcia

8.40 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $13.56

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781455187096

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781482122091

  • $63.00

    ISBN: 9780786159758

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9780786170722

Welcome to South Beach, where the nights are way too hot and the days can leave you dead in the water. Someone is about to make a killing in the music industry. Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike disappear just as his 30-year career turns a multimillion-dollar profit? Music columnist Mick Sever goes looking for his missing friend Gideon Pike in the gritty backrooms of Miami’s nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. He soon discovers that the major players in the music industry are not just making the headlines, but 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. Now, Sever must find Gideon before Korean mobster Jimmy Shinn does. Jimmy is ready to cash in on the one secret that will strip away what’s left of Gideon’s career, his fortune, and his life. Whoever gets to Gideon first will either save him or pull the trigger.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Welcome to South Beach, where the nights are way too hot and the days can leave you dead in the water.

Someone is about to make a killing in the music industry. Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike disappear just as his 30-year career turns a multimillion-dollar profit?

Music columnist Mick Sever goes looking for his missing friend Gideon Pike in the gritty backrooms of Miami’s nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. He soon discovers that the major players in the music industry are not just making the headlines, but 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.

Now, Sever must find Gideon before Korean mobster Jimmy Shinn does. Jimmy is ready to cash in on the one secret that will strip away what’s left of Gideon’s career, his fortune, and his life. Whoever gets to Gideon first will either save him or pull the trigger.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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, #1 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.” Booklist
“A high-energy romp through the uncomfortably parallel worlds of the pop music industry and the criminal underbelly of Miami…may be this season’s quintessential suspense read.” Bookpage
“A funky, infectious medley of pop music trivia, backstage gossip, and enough sexual sizzle to melt your iPod.” News-Press 

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Don Bruns

Don Bruns is a musician, advertising executive, and award-winning novelist. He is the author of Jamaica Blue, Barbados Heat, and South Beach Shakedown, which also feature entertainment journalist Mick Sever. A former road musician, he has performed with Ricky Nelson, Ray Charles, and others. He divides his time between Ohio and South Florida.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English