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A Hard Day's Death

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Sex, Drugs, Rock n Roll...and Religion

    ¿A Hard Day¿s Death,¿ takes you on a thrilling adventure. The main character, Spike Berenger is the owner of Rockin¿ Security. Spike got his formal investigation training while he was a criminal investigations special agent in the military. Needless to say, he is used to excitement and adventure. Things really heat up for Spike when he agrees to take on a case involving the death of a middle aged rocker and cult member named Flame. Unfortunately, the main suspect is the victim¿s estranged son. It is up to Spike to discover who really killed him. The list of possibilities is extensive and as Spike gets closer to the truth, his own life and the lives of those around him become endangered. Raymond Benson has also penned James Bond adventures. Spike Berenger¿s character is the antithesis of James Bond in the sense that he relies on his muscle and his gun to be a hero. There are no fancy, high tech gadgets, and he doesn¿t wear a tuxedo. He seems more gritty and real. The author certainly demonstrates his creative talent in ¿A Hard Day¿s Death.¿ He provides the reader with hours of entertainment. He has gifts for developing a compelling plot, creating unique characters and describing his scenes in vivid detail. Benson¿s incorporation of humor into the tale is the icing on the cake. I also have to admit enjoying his inclusion of many of my favorite musicians. As a person who grew up watching MTV when they still had music videos, it was refreshing to step into the world of musician¿s whose heydays were in the 70¿s through possibly the 90¿s. If you appreciate a good mystery, with a lot of action, you will love ¿A Hard Day¿s Death.¿ It will also make a great gift for fans of good old rock n roll. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    ¿A Spike Berenger Rock `n¿ Roll Hit¿

    Raymond Benson ISBN: 978-0-8439-6063-1 Leisure Books, 200 5 Stars ¿A Spike Berenger Rock `n¿ Roll Hit¿ Rock star Peter Flame is dead. Someone arranged the body to look like suicide. Raymond Benson has penned several James Bond novels. Rock `n¿ Roll is the backdrop for Benson¿s first book in his Spike Berenger series. Rock fans will love the ¿guest appearances¿ of real musicians and the title of the chapters. Benson has a talent for bringing his characters to life. The plot is interesting and keeps the readers turning pages. Fans of murder mysteries will not want to miss A Hard Day¿s Death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2008

    Painfully Slow!

    I found it difficult to slog through this book. It starts out well as a famous rock star (Peter Flame) is found mysteriously hanged in what appears to be a suicide. The police then conclude he was actually murdered and blame his estranged son. This was about 50 pages into the book. From there on I lost the storyline and found myself re-reading parts to remember what was going on. The author names his chapters by famous song titles and I thought maybe what would happen in the chapter would could be summed up in the song title but could find very little correlation. I gave up with this book after little more than 120 pages and I usually read a book to the end whether I like it or not.

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    Posted March 12, 2011

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