The John Lennon Affairby Robert S. Levinson
Manhattan. December 8, 1980—A crazed fan murders John Lennon. Reporter Neil Gulliver races to New York, falls in with two of Lennon’s closest mates, and begins relationships that tie him indelibly to the secret world inside rock-and-roll. Years later—Someone is killing people behind a music festival honoring the ex-Beatle’s memory, and
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Manhattan. December 8, 1980—A crazed fan murders John Lennon. Reporter Neil Gulliver races to New York, falls in with two of Lennon’s closest mates, and begins relationships that tie him indelibly to the secret world inside rock-and-roll. Years later—Someone is killing people behind a music festival honoring the ex-Beatle’s memory, and the targets include Neil.
"The first two series entries [were] fast-paced adventures. Without discarding that 'Thin Man' mood, Levinson has crafted a richer and more poignant novel."-Los Angeles Times
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ROBERT S. LEVINSON, bestselling author of eight novels, The Traitor in Us All, In the Key of Death, Where the Lies Begin, Ask a Dead Man, Hot Paint, The James Dean Affair, The John Lennon Affair, The Elvis and Marilyn Affair. A regular contributor to Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen mystery magazines. Cited annual EQMM Awards poll three times. His Hitchcock short story, "The Quick Brown Fox," a 2009 Derringer Award winner. His fiction has appeared in “year’s best” anthologies six consecutive years, non-fiction in Rolling Stone, Writers Guild of America’s Written By Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Westways Magazine, Autograph Magazine. His ninth novel, A Rhumba in Waltz Time, scheduled for August 2011. More: robertslevinson.com.
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I don't know what I liked better, the continuing story of Stevie and Neil or the very enjoyable flashes back to the past. I refuse to give anything away because this is another 'must read' in what I hope will continue to be a continuing series. (Hint: Start from 'The Elvis and Marilyn Affair' and read forward.)
I just lost a night's sleep because I couldn't put down 'The John Lennon Affair' by Robert S. Levinson. Levinson evokes the world of 'the biz' when Rock and Roll wasn't canned and stars were more than hype. For those of us who were there, it's a vivid flashback to scary times. For those who weren't, it's an exciting ride. But the real flip comes when the past impinges on the present. Levinson's characters Neil and Stevie are drawn into a thrill ride of murder and intrigue at a Lennon memorial festival in the desert. Good plotting, colorful characters and some thoughts to chew on. Five stars.
'The John Lennon Affair' by Robert S. Levinson whisks us back in time to John Lennon's murder, when his recurring characters Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner are 20 years younger. This trip down memory lane is a perfect set-up for Neil and Stevie's present day adventure and we join them as they attend a rock festival honoring Lennon on an Indian reservation in the California desert. This story races along -- I just couldn't put the book down. The characters are incredibly diverse and tremendously appealing. There are federal agents, a crime boss, scheming gamblers, and an Indian mystic. If that isn't exciting enough, Stevie's ex-boyfriend and Neil's ex-girlfriend show up to keep them on an uneven keel. Read this book. You'll love it. And if you somehow missed the author's previous books, remedy that right away by reading 'The Elvis and Marilyn Affair,' and 'The James Dean Affair.' They're also superb and they'll keep you on the edge of your chair. What's next Mr. Levinson? I can hardly wait!
Neil Guliver, star columnist of the Daily and Soap Opera Star Steve Marriner have been divorced for seven years, but everyone knows they still have strong feelings for one another. With the James Dean serial killer look a like still on the loose (SEE THE JAMES DEAN AFFAIR), Neil has moved in to Stevie's mini¿mansion. He knows her home has a state of the art security system and a full time bodyguard. Their safety is once again threatened by outside forces when Neil becomes involved in the John Lennon Imagine That Revival. A treasury agent wants Stevie and Neil to obtain the inside information on money laundering by local mobster Aaron Lodger, a powerful person with mighty high connections. Mr. Lodger tells Stevie and Neil that the treasury Agent was responsible for the two mismanaged hits on President Ford and one on President Reagan. The daring duo does not know whom to believe, but they know their lives are in jeopardy because it seems as if everyone is out to finish them off. THE JOHN LENNON AFFAIR is a fascinating and reliable trip down memory lane for the baby boomer generation, bringing back a special place in the heart's of the over forty crowd. The shoot them up action scenes add a sense of adventure to the well articulated and subtly executed novel. The romance between the two lead characters adds a lot of spice to a very enthralling thriller. Robert S. Levinson enchants the reader with his magical writing ability. Harriet Klausner