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Finders Keepers Losers Weepers

by Robert S. Levinson
     
 

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FINDERS, KEEPERS, LOSERS, WEEPERS is richer, darker, and more hard-boiled than any of bestselling author Robert S. Levinson's ten previous novels. Characters come and go in a struggle to find love, success or survival in the music business, where backstabbing is an art limited only by the number of available backs.
Indianapolis. 1989.
International rock

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FINDERS, KEEPERS, LOSERS, WEEPERS is richer, darker, and more hard-boiled than any of bestselling author Robert S. Levinson's ten previous novels. Characters come and go in a struggle to find love, success or survival in the music business, where backstabbing is an art limited only by the number of available backs.
Indianapolis. 1989.
International rock idol Nat Axelrod is imprisoned on a trumped-up rape charge. Nine years later, believed dead and all but forgotten, he emerges a revenge-driven cripple. Embarked on a hunt for the teenage beauty forced to tell the lies that put Nat behind bars, he is pursued by Laurent Connart, an unscrupulous, conflicted French tabloid journalist, and by his onetime champion, Danny Manings, a failed record-company executive seeking personal and professional redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/21/2013
The music industry provides the backdrop for this effective crime novel from Levinson (Phony Tinsel). Rock and roll icon Nat Axelrod saw his career and life come crashing down as the result of a spurious rape conviction in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1989. Danny Manings, Nat’s manager, lost his wife to a drug overdose, and subsequently saw his own life spiral into an abyss of mediocrity. Nine years later, as Danny and Nat seek redemption in one form or another—in Nat’s case, an unlikely reunion with his star-crossed lover, Mae Jean Minter—their paths inevitably intersect, but not before they encounter a slew of dangerous music executives, scorned lovers, and even an alcoholic priest. Meanwhile, the talented and seductive journalist Laurent Connart doggedly pursues the story of Nat’s recent escapades. The fast-paced narrative builds to an explosive, yet emotionally satisfying, conclusion. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-03
When a rock star crashes and burns, he takes his best friend with him. Rocker Nat Axelrod thinks he's found the ideal groupie in Mae Jean Minter, whom Nat's roadie procures at a concert in Indianapolis. The dream turns to a nightmare when Nat groggily awakens the next morning to Mae Jean's accusation that he beat and raped her. Even though Nat's childhood friend Danny Manings, manager of the record label Nat headlines, hires a crack attorney, the rock star is convicted and sentenced to concurrent 25-year sentences, and a cutthroat rival fires Danny. Nine years later, with Nat believed dead, a photojournalist covering his story--his rise to stardom, his demise in prison--uncovers clues that not only suggest Nat was framed, but that he might still be alive. Danny gets a second chance with an unknown singer, Patrice Malloy, whom he hopes to steer toward stardom if he can just find a good songwriter. As the various plot points, slowed by tedious flashbacks, converge in a bloodbath, only one character shows much integrity. He joins the other men, however, in using four-letter words that show they're tough, while the women use sex to get what they want (and strew endearments like "honey buddy"), and the mystery fades in and out. Levinson (Phony Tinsel, 2013, etc.) avoids romanticizing either rock 'n' roll or the recording industry. He could, however, have found a better balance between crudeness and sentimentality--and a sharper focus on his main story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432827816
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/22/2014
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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