Sunday, June 15, 2008
ST. BARTS BREAKDOWN by Don Bruns
I really enjoyed this true rock 'em, sock 'em mystery, adventure novel
Set in the beautiful Caribbean on the island of St. Barts our hero, Mick Sever, continues his work as a journalist on the entertainment beat. He is offered the opportunity to interview music mogul and not-such-a-nice-guy, Danny Murtz in his luxurious villa on the island.
Murtz is one of those characters you love to hate. He epitomizes what we all believe about most celebrities ... that they can get away with anything just because they are rich and famous ... even murder! Murtz has a murky reputation for skating on the edge of the law. Inuendos follow him about how he finds his music and what happens to the women he dates.
Mick Sever finds himself in over his head on an island where "there has never been a murder." Sever finds himself on someone's hit list and comes close to being one of those "non-murders" on more than one occasion. Beautiful women, celebrity status, a smarmy attorney and the always-faithful secretary populate this fast-paced, fun read.
The novel is an inside look at the underbelly of celebrity and the music business. I really like the character of Mick Sever and want to read more. Looking for an escape while you're on the beach or plane? This novel is a really good one! What do you think?