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Author: Don Bruns Narrator: Richard Powers Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481565271
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Welcome to South Beach, where the nights are way too hot and the days can leave you dead in the water.

Someone is about to make a killing in the music industry. Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike disappear just as his 30-year career turns a multimillion-dollar profit?

Music columnist Mick Sever goes looking for his missing friend Gideon Pike in the gritty backrooms of Miami’s nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. He soon discovers that the major players in the music industry are not just making the headlines, but pulling the strings that create them. Hit it right, and the royalties—even someone else’s—can rake in millions for the rest of your life.

Now, Sever must find Gideon before Korean mobster Jimmy Shinn does. Jimmy is ready to cash in on the one secret that will strip away what’s left of Gideon’s career, his fortune, and his life. Whoever gets to Gideon first will either save him or pull the trigger.

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Quotes & Awards

  • South Beach Shakedown is a glitzy, high-speed run from the back alleys to the burnt beaches of Miami Beach. In the hands of Don Bruns, it’s hard to tell where the terrain is most dangerous.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Bruns, a veteran musician, clearly knows the music biz, and readers are sure to enjoy the behind-the-scenes material.”

    Booklist

  • “A high-energy romp through the uncomfortably parallel worlds of the pop music industry and the criminal underbelly of Miami…may be this season’s quintessential suspense read.”

    Bookpage

  • “A funky, infectious medley of pop music trivia, backstage gossip, and enough sexual sizzle to melt your iPod.”

    News-Press 

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 8/29/2012

    " Kinda trashy. Some of the characters were pretty thinly veiled fictionalizations of actual personalities, I think. A few elements of the story were not well justified or explained. Still, fun stuff, and just the thing to get you through waiting in a hospital waiting room for hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frannie | 4/15/2009

    " Kind of long but decent. There were a few points where I thought the story was going nowhere, but then a few twists and turns showed up. Stuck with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 1/12/2009

    " Kinda trashy. Some of the characters were pretty thinly veiled fictionalizations of actual personalities, I think. A few elements of the story were not well justified or explained. Still, fun stuff, and just the thing to get you through waiting in a hospital waiting room for hours. "

About the Author

Don Bruns is a musician, advertising executive, and award-winning novelist. He is the author of Jamaica Blue, Barbados Heat, and South Beach Shakedown, which also feature entertainment journalist Mick Sever. A former road musician, he has performed with Ricky Nelson, Ray Charles, and others. He divides his time between Ohio and South Florida.

About the Narrator

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an accomplished producer and voice-over artist, and his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials.