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Rock & Roll Rip-Off by R.J. McDonnell
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it was amazing

...a little bit mystery...a little bit rock and roll
Rock & Roll Rip-Off by RJ McDonnell is a well-crafted mystery/detective story with a rock music backdrop. When his multi-million dollar music memorabilia collection is stolen, studio musician Max Varner calls upon Private Investigator Jason Duffy to locate it. Suspicion begins to fall on the members of The Tactile Tattoo, the band with whom Max has been working, as they struggle to bounce back from their critically panned first album.

While the reader is drawn into the detective work in the story and the fascinating behind the scenes look at the rock music industry, the true strength of the novel lies in the characters that McDonnell paints. We engage with Jason Duffy as we are brought into his personal world, including his confrontational relationship with his retired police detective father, and the strain of his girlfriend Kelly moving in with him, adding several additonal layers of worry to his life. Add in the members of the band, Jason's OCD assistant, his Tourette's suffering photographer, and the colorful members of the San Diego police community, and you have an outstanding cast of characters.

Fans of the detective genre, and especially those with a bit of rock music in their veins, should grab themselves a copy of this book. And at just $2.99 for the digital version, Rock & Roll Rip-Off is anything but.

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Reading Progress

March 24, 2011 – Started Reading
March 24, 2011 – Shelved
May 3, 2011 – Finished Reading

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