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Finders Keepers Losers Weepers (Five Star Mystery Series) Hardcover – January 22, 2014
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The opening chapters here are violent and nasty, and that may be why it’s so hard to stop reading them. A rock star is caught in bed with a groupie, and the girl’s father bursts in and shoots him. The cops stand grinning as the girl’s father tears up “this long-haired, furry-faced fag bastard.” After a bogus trial, the wounded boy, who doesn’t seem to be a bad sort, really, is carted off to prison. Where he is mutilated. And murdered. Maybe. A female tabloid reporter hears he may be alive. She’s on the case. So are we. So far so good. But then the book becomes a different novel, an insider look at today’s music business, and how many bros and homies a reader can take is going to be subjective, man. The reporter fellates a sweaty, smelly prison official for inside information, and the amped-up prose suddenly becomes tiring. The reader has had enough of the characters well before the novel ends. The author is a greatly talented writer, but this effort sorely needs editing. --Don Crinklaw
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Robert S. Levinson
Five Star, Jan 22 2014, $25.95
In Indianapolis, rock and roll superstar Nat Axelrod has consensual sex with groupie Mae Jean Minter when her father arrives and accused him of violent rape before shooting the music legend. Nat survives the chest wound, but his career crashes when he is convicted of rape. Nat's manager Danny Manings' wife dies due to a drug overdose and his career shattered when his top gun began serving concurrent twenty-five year sentences. Nat dies in prison.
A decade later, reporter Laurent Connart investigates Nat's fall from grace but uncovers evidence that the rock legend was innocent and shockingly free and alive. While the intrepid journalist searches for the truth, Danny and Nat seek respective second chances along different paths; with the deranged singer seeking vengeance and the manager hoping to launch a potential new star Patrice Malloy. All converge in Los Angeles.
Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers is an entertaining look at the underbelly of the music industry though none of the key players come across as likeable; which adds depth to the dark character-driven storyline. Readers will appreciate Robert S. Levinson's rousing Rock and Roll thriller; as the women need plenty of contraception with their libidos as enticing weapons and the men need to prove they are the most kick ass.