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Rock 'n' roll fans will best appreciate Buhrmester's debut, an average crime novel based on a real-life robbery-the theft in 1973 of $203,000 from a safe-deposit box in New York City's Drake Hotel containing Led Zeppelin's earnings from a recent concert series. The subtitle is a bit of a tease, as it becomes clear how unlikely a bunch of losers could plan to rip off a popular band and manage to do so by dumb luck. Patrick Sullivan, a 19-year-old scam artist who specializes in break-ins, returns home to Baltimore to round up a crew hoping to make a big score by stealing Led Zeppelin's proceeds. The bulk of the book recounts their misadventures, complete with run-ins with the Holy Ghosts, a Christian motorcycle gang. The breezy writing will carry some along, but many will wonder if the plot might've been better served if Buhrmester, the current editor of Inked, hadn't relied on a factual foundation. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.