Barbados Heat

Barbados Heat

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
When a pro-censorship politician is murdered, veteran music journalist Mick Sever investigates on behalf of the accused, the politician's stepson and Mick's childhood friend; a case for which he must penetrate the violent side of the rap music industry as well as the victim's family life. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Congressman Shapply, a former music insider who now leads the crusade against offensive lyrics in rap songs, is attacked and murdered in from of his Washington D.C. home. His son Nick is arrested and charged with murder. For veteran music journalist Mick Sever, covering this case is personal. Sever, best friend of the accused killer, believes his friend's 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 Capital to the beaches of Barbados. Threatened by unknown assailants and dangers at every turn, Mick becomes the hunted as killer turns the tables in a stunning climax.


Blackwell North Amer
Congressman Robert Shapply is no saint. A former music insider who fleeced his clients for millions, he now leads the crusade against offensive rap lyrics. So when he is attacked and murdered in front of his Adams Morgan home, the list of suspects - from former clients to current headliners - is endless. But the killer might be closer to home: police arrest Shapply's son and charge him with murder.
For music journalist Mick Sever, covering this case is personal. Mick, a former client of the congressman and best friend of the accused killer, knows the case isn't quite as simple as it appears. He believes his friend's claims of innocence and sets out to prove them. With the help of his ex-wife and an old friend, Mick must penetrate the bizarre Shapply family - the icy matriarch, Alicia, the disturbed daughter, Amber, and the minister 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 tales in a stunning climax.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312304928
0312304927
Branch Call Number: Mystery Bruns
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 22 cm

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