Mick Sever covers music entertainment for a Chicago
newspaper, and his boss has asked him to interview the
music legend Danny Murtz. This article might have a
different slant, though. The newspaper has received
anonymous tips that Murtz is involved in the disappearance
of more than one woman with whom he's had romantic
relationships. Mick is to check out this angle and include
it in his piece, if it has merit.
Mick is set to interview an American Idol hopeful at
the same time he discovers Murtz has suddenly left Chicago
for a villa in St. Barts. After someone almost runs over
Mick before he leaves Chicago, he begins to wonder if the
trip to St. Barts is worth it.
St. Barts is a sunny, relaxing dream world of beautiful
women and lots of sand. Mick meets a mysterious woman who
happens to be dating Murtz. She spends time with Mick when
Murtz cancels a date. But before he can discover more about
this woman, she disappears. Mick figures out that she's a
cop investigating missing persons.
After only one day on St. Barts, Mick's rental car blows
up. Then Murtz goes berserk before Mick even starts to ask
questions about the missing women. Murtz's lawyer sets up a
new interview, not with Murtz, but with himself. What
starts out as a simple interview escalates into close
calls, murder, and can be called anything but dull.
ST. BARTS BREAKDOWN is an intriguing story of the rock 'n'
roll scene and one man's spiraling downfall, hooked on
drugs and crazed to the point that he may be capable of
anything to keep himself at the top of his world. If I were
to have seen this novel in the bookstore and looked at the
jacket, I would not have purchased it based on the
storyline. However, I would like to tell you that if that
had been the case, I would have missed a well-written story
with intriguing characters that kept me turning the pages
until the conclusion. Don Bruns writes a fascinating
mystery. I'd be happy to read other stories in the Mick
Sever mystery series, and I recommend you read ST. BARTS
Rock and roll journalist Mick Sever is back with a new
assignment: interview music legend Danny Murtz. One of the
most successful producers in music history, Danny Murtz
has walls lined with gold and platinum records—and a
closet full of skeletons...