Suspicious Minds Kindle Edition
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"A rock-n-roll romp withhip-swiveling Elvis impersonator Cole Ramsey turning the beat around . . .if you love Elvis, you'll love Suspicious Minds."
- Mystery Magazine --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
As a nationally recognized behaviorist and deception detection expert,Paul starred as the lead interrogator and driving force behind the ABC TV reality show Take the Money and Run from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He currently conducts law enforcement related seminars for city, state, and private agencies.
Paul is the author of 15 novels and has written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. His latest book, Lie Catchers, is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07H5TYZZH
- Publisher : Wolfpack Publishing (September 12, 2018)
- Publication date : September 12, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3541 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 362 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1641193867
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #842,310 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s obvious that Bishop knows his Elvis lore — the man’s personality, his effect on generations of listeners and on society. And while there are many twists, it’s to the author’s credit that things never get confusing. The writing is clear and fast moving. There’s plenty of action, dashes of humor and some PG 13 violence.
One of the best scenes for this reader is when Cole, the Elvis impersonator and the possibly real Elvis take the stage at an Elvis impersonation night. I’ve attended two “Elvis” concerts and the author nails the excitement and passion that a good impersonator creates. Such was the power of the real Elvis.
Why is the title so apt? Suspicious Minds, of course, was one of The King’s biggest hits later in his career and one of his most powerful live performances. In the novel, few people but Cole are who they seem to be, evoking the song’s opening lines: “We’re caught in a trap, we can’t get out . . . .”
Take a trip on this fast-moving Mystery Train. You’ll find yourself brimming with Burnin’ Love by the time Elvis has left the building.
Funny though it is, SUSPICIOUS MINDS is a crime novel and Paul Bishop has the bona fides for it. He spent 35 years with the Los Angeles PD, twice winning Detective of the Year awards.A prolific writer of novels and film scripts, Bishop also co-starred as a regular interrogator on the ABC-TV reality show, "Take The Money And Run," which wrapped its first season this past September.
SUSPICIOUS MINDS,the story --
March 1977, New Orleans, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2: Gordy Fontaine and Lew Sutton, DEA partners, show up for the burial of drug dealer Zachary Arceneaux. Trouble is, there's someone else in the coffin, while Arceneaux, guarded by two FBI agents, sits in a limousine watching his own funeral.
As the coffin is lowered, Gordy jumps on top of it and unscrews the lid, revealing the wrong corpse. The traditional jazz band strikes up like all heck breaking loose and in the melee an FBI agent is shot in the leg. It's a wild shot from the limo but Gordy gets the blame and goes on the lam.
June 1977, an arena in Indianapolis: Gordy buys a ticket to an Elvis concert. They've been friends ever since Elvis showed up at a DEA office wanting to help in the war on drugs. Gordy meets Elvis in his limo after the concert. The wheels begin to turn.
August 1977, Graceland, Memphis: Outside the Graceland gates, a man runs through a crowd of weeping mourners yelling that Elvis is not dead; it's a hoax. Nobody pays him any attention. Of course Elvis is dead. It was on radio and TV.
April 1996, West Hollywood, California: Cole Ramsey, a popular Elvis impersonator, gets a call from his sister, Joella, a deputy at West Hollywood Station. She wants him to find a safe place for a straggler who claims to be Elvis Presley. He looks like death warmed over and is asking for a DEA detective named Gordon Fontaine. He has no ID and there's no DEA agent named Gordon Fontaine, but there is something about the straggler ... if Cole would just check him out ...
Cole is a talented and affable young man with many friends. He calls in some favors that lead him to a sanitarium. So far, so good, but it's a set-up, and the chase is on. Gordy Fontaine has that evil old thug Zachary Arceneaux in his sights. And Elvis ... well, that would be telling. The ending is a pip.
Top reviews from other countries
Minor quibbles, though. If you can believe that Elvis didn't die and went under cover (there are far stranger conspiracy theories out there) and enjoy a good thriller with music, I thoroughly recommend this diversionary novel!