Grab your sunscreen! You’re in for a whirlwind, music-inspired, fun-filled trip to South Beach, Miami—then on to St. Barts and the Bahamas.
Music columnist Mick Sever follows pop stars around the world, looking for a story—that’s his job. But he gets way more than he bargained for in these garden spots.
The Mick Sever Music Series Trilogy begins with South Beach Shakedown as songwriting legend Gideon Pike mysteriously disappears just when he’s about to turn his thirty-year career into a multi-million dollar profit. New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly describes the results: “A glitzy high-speed run from the back alleys to the burnt beaches of Miami Beach. It’s hard to tell where the terrain is most dangerous.” St. Bart’s Breakdown follows when Mick encounters sun, sand, and a psychopath—in the person Danny Murtz, a music legend with walls lined with gold and platinum records—and a closet full of skeletons. The series concludes with Bahama Burnout when Mick is called to the legendary Highland Studio in Nassau, where the magic happened—until a devastating fire left only charred remains—and a dead body. On a personal level, Mick Sever learns some tough lessons throughout this trilogy.
According to Booklist, “Bruns nails the world of celebrity journalism.”
“A glitzy high-speed run from the back alleys to the burnt beaches of Miami Beach. It’s hard to tell where the terrain is most dangerous.” —Michael Connelly, New York Times best-selling author
“With the relentlessly action-packed South Beach Shakedown, Bruns has crafted what may be this season’s quintessential suspense read.” —BookPage
“Bruns, a veteran musician, clearly knows the music biz, and readers are sure to enjoy the behind-the-scenes material.” —Booklist