Barbados Heat

  • Author Don Bruns
  • Narrator Don Bruns
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 5 hours and 10 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Crime and mystery fiction.

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What to expect

Congressman Shapply, a former music insider who now leads the crusade against offensive lyrics in rap songs, is attacked and murdered in front of his Washington, DC, home. His son, Nick, is arrested and charged with the murder. But veteran music journalist Mick Sever, Nick’s best friend, believes his claims of innocence.

With the help of an old flame, Mick must penetrate the bizarre Shapply family—the icy matriarch Alicia, the disturbed daughter Amber, and the religious brother-in-law—to find the truth. The investigation will take Mick from the halls of the Capitol to the beaches of Barbados. Threatened by unknown assailants and dangers at every turn, Mick becomes the hunted as the killer turns the tables in a stunning climax.

Critics Review

  • “Bruns is a master story teller, and Barbados Heat is an incredibly fast-paced tale. Its complex plot would suffer in lesser hands. Bruns, however, is a master at keeping things moving, rendering the difficult easily understandable. This book will put Bruns’ name on the ‘A’ List of many readers, and deservedly so. Highly recommended.”

    Indianapolis Star
  • “This compelling mystery and high-speed read combines a thorough knowledge of rock music and a vivid perspective on the sometimes-murky industry that produces it.”

    Dallas Morning News
  • “Bruns nails the world of celebrity journalism.”

    Booklist
  • Barbados Heat delivers exactly that. Heat!”

    Deadly Pleasures
  • “Bruns does a phenomenal job of explaining the music industry and its controversial nature.”

    Reviewing the Evidence

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