Synopses & Reviews
The release of Blacklight's double CD, Book of Days, looks like business as usual. The relaxed tour showcases a revolutionary new set design, as well as Bombardiers keyboard ace Tony Mancuso along as a guest. No one can predict what happens next: the CD goes multi-platinum, generating the need for a very different kind of tour.At first, everything seems fine. It takes a while before guitarist JP Kinkaid realises something very dark is going on: a string of deaths, following Blacklight show nights.Things come to a head when a longtime member of Blacklight's extended touring family is killed. At the band's request, Homicide detective Patrick Ormand investigates, but uncovering the reason behind the deaths may be a lot easier than healing the wounds those deaths have caused.
"Grabien's fifth JP Kincaid book (after Apr. 2011's Graceland) captures both the excitement and the incredible effort that goes into making a major music tour a success. The members of the Blacklight band, who have reached the legend stage of their careers, are launching a double CD, Book of Days, with a world tour. One source of trouble is band member Luke Hedley's girlfriend's daughter, Suzanne McElroy, a seductive young woman with the hots for guitarist Kincaid. More seriously, two of the band's crew members die in unfortunate accidents. When more deaths occur and signs point to murder, Kincaid's unease grows to the point that the band hires a San Francisco homicide detective to provide security. Grabien's brilliant descriptions of making music eclipse a pedestrian murder mystery. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.