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About the Author

T. J. Birkenmeier (Birk) is a highly-decorated veteran of "The Advertising Wars." Birk created FUN-TO-GO, the original Children's Meal for McDonald's; his concept The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played, the Mythical Championship of the Universe - an all-time All Star Game voiced by Lindsay Nelson and Jack Buck now resides in the Broadcast Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Over the course of his 43-year career, Birk created hundreds of marketing, advertising, public relations, co-branding licensing and sales promotion programs. Clients have included: Jack Daniel's, BOLS Liqueurs, Korbel Champagne, KRAFT, Ralston-Purina, 7UP, Dr Pepper, General American, Monsanto, SmithKline Beecham, LIVESTRONG -The Lance Armstrong Foundation, Trabue Industrial Systems and for hundreds of other national, regional and local. He is currently the Managing Partner of the ORCA Partnership and is a noted marketing strategist, new product developer and brand positioning specialist.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439265003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439265000
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,200,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I literally could not put this book down. I started at 9 a.m. this morning and just finished it, around 12 hours later (OK, I put it down to eat lunch and dinner, but that's about it). The mystery grabs you within the first 10 pages, and doesn't let go. In addition to the twists and turns of a great whodunnit, the book is a fascinating piece of historical literature. Perhaps more than any other period of American history, the prohibition era was a time when the line between the good guys and the bad buys was very blurry. The author captures that beautifully, with historical details that blur the line between reality and fantasy. This is a work of "fiction," torn from the pages of history. I hope this book lands on the desk of a good screenwriter or producer, because I'll gladly stand in line to see the movie.
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Wow! Who is this Birkenmeier guy? No one's heard of him and BANG!, he comes out of the blocks with this? I agree with the first reviewer this is a certified PAGE TURNER and a must for the big screen. In the first 5 pages, Birkenmeier has the pressure cooker rattling, and then continues to turn up the heat for the rest of the book. It is deliciously graphic and captures the whole zeitgeist of St. Louis in the 30's. If you like mysteries, don't pass this one up. Fair warning: there is nothing "politically correct" about this guy's writing. It is down and dirty, filled with shocking surprises. Enjoy!
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Birk continues his tale of conspiracy and lunacy with humor, history and personalities from the St. Louis region. I've read the next installment, "Mel's Hole", and the tale gets better and better. Birk's personal descriptions are hilarious; full of action and told by a real wordsmith. He'll keep you guessing and wanting more.
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