Miami Rock

Miami Rock

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by Keith G. Laufenberg
     
 

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The author of Miami Rock sets a blistering fast pace and this mystery/thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, from the first page to the last. This is a real page-turner as you wonder what next calamity may befall one of the denizens of this sub-tropical area of America, which many refer to as a paradise for its beautiful climate, sandy beaches and famed

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The author of Miami Rock sets a blistering fast pace and this mystery/thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, from the first page to the last. This is a real page-turner as you wonder what next calamity may befall one of the denizens of this sub-tropical area of America, which many refer to as a paradise for its beautiful climate, sandy beaches and famed tourist attractions. Its Latin beat provides the back-drop for another side of this city, however, and one also well-known to the public, for Paradise can become a purgatory where crime is rampant and drugs are on virtually every street corner in too many neighborhoods. The main characters, a rough-hewn group of construction workers on a job-site in Ft. Lauderdale, sojourn into Miami for a night out and encounter much more than they had bargained for as rogue cops, drug dealers and a briefcase full of money all collide in a thriller that you won't be able to put down.

Editorial Reviews

Sept 30, 2011 B&N review - Ronald Christopher
Fantastic

"once you begin it you will only want to see it end the way your mind wants it to. And it did exactly that for me. I shivered in places as the expectations I desired from this novel, came true."

Ronald Christopher
Ronald Christopher
Fantastic

"once you begin it you will only want to see it end the way your mind wants it to. And it did exactly that for me. I shivered in places as the expectations I desired from this novel, came true."

Ronald Christopher

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014381123
Publisher:
Royal Crown Royal LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
962,382
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Keith G. Laufenberg has been writing for over 30 years and has had over a hundred poems and short stories published. His work has appeared in such magazines and journals as: AIM Magazine; Amaterasu; aaduna; The Maryland Review; Spoiled Ink; Down in the Dirt; Pleaides; The Oracular Tree; Prole Magazine, Pulp Empire; NuVein;The Pink Chameleon; Mobius Magazine; The Washington Pastime; Rymfire Books; One Million Stories; Euonia Review; Short Story.Me; The Spillway Review; Author Trek; Struggle Magazine; NeonbeamMagazine; The Write Room; The Corner Club Press; Pot Luck Magazine; OMG Magazine; An Electric Tragedy; Write from Wrong Magazine; The Fine Line; Danse Macabre Magazine; The Whortleberry Press; The Ultimate Writer; Fringe Magazine; Northern Stars Magazine;The Writing Disorder; d.ustb.in; The Phoenix Magazine; The Legions of Light Magazine; KZine Magazine; The Earth Comes First; et al, and he has also had 2 novels published: “Miami Rock” and “Semper-Fi-Do-or-Die”, both in 2007 and he now has three other novels and five books of short stories which can be assessed in multiple bookstores and also at his website: www.kglaufenberg.com

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Miami Rock 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
HarveyM More than 1 year ago
I agree with the previous reviewer that this book reads very fast. Even though this author has exceptionally short chapters, I just wanted to read on. I would skim from the first page of the chapter to the next chapter and see it seemed to never be that long and so I would read on. I really enjoyed the writer's choice of words and his descriptions were very vivid and real. I felt like it was a story he was telling to me in person, sort of. I highly recommend this to anyone who isn't feeling too good because for some reason it made me feel good; like I thought I had it bad, whoa, these guys were really experiencing some crazy but real things and they handled them pretty good.
TomG1942 More than 1 year ago
This book read very fast but also it kept my interest piqued the entire time. I really liked this author's way of writing. A fast-moving pace and a great ending. Tom G
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book because I was born and raised in Miami and the writer knows the streets and characters well. I enjoyed his style and I actually came to read this book because I read his other book Semper-Fidelis, about the Marine Corps, which was really good also.
Barry Moore More than 1 year ago
I agree with most of these reviewers. I don't know Miami as well as some of them appear to but I know an exciting story. I like the quotes at the start of the chapters and the mystery and crime I also think rings true. A good story compared to most of the books I've been reading lately by more well-known authors too. Barry M.
TheSnake2 More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from a friend while I was at his house and a recent war movie about Vietnam came up because this writer had written about that but Jilly, my friend, didn't have that book. So I read this one, loved it, and bought Semper-Fi-do-or-die, a really great read.
JohnBM66 More than 1 year ago
I've been reading a lot lately and I will say that this short novel compares more than favorably with the rest of those I've read. As a matter of fact I would put it first in line because I like the way the writer uses so descriptive of words and how the pace of the story just seems to keep you reading. The time flies and before you know it its over. I am going to look for more of this author's books. I really like this story snd just wonder how real all of it was.
Batman58 More than 1 year ago
Great story, I really enjoyed it thoroughly. I know Miami pretty good or at least I thought I did but this was a revealation and a real gem. i READ IT IN THREE DAYS. Terry B.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read a book that is set in a place like Miami and the descriptions are so accurate I just keep reading on and on and I didn't regret it at all. I agree with the others that said how fast-moving and action-packed this book was. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in no time and would recommend it to any serious reader. I loved the writer's way with words and the quotes at the beginnings of each chapter just whet my appetite to finish the book. Great
Coachotwheels More than 1 year ago
This works is a very intriguing piece of the author's life when he was living in South Florida. I am a personal of yjis writer and he only speaks the truth from his mind and soul, Do yourself q fqvor qne leqrn qnd enjoy, I've had the pleasure of knowing vKeith for 7-years and if you ever meet him it will be to your benefit to engqge him in a conversation,
JeanEvansville More than 1 year ago
I read several of Mr. Laufenberg's short stories on the Net and when he gave me the chance to download this book for free, I did and I loved it. It is everything these other readers have stated and more. I read his other book also, even though I usually hate military stories I loved the Marine Corps book, especially the last part when the marines returned to the U.S. from Vietnam and their struggles and tragedies. A really terrific heart-felt story Just marvelous. I loan this book out and several of my friends also really liked it and some of them are apparently reading Mr. Laufenberg's short stories on the Internet.
theTiger51 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in about three days and loved it; I really couldn't put it down and am going to read his others as soon as I get some time off work. I know Miami pretty good and this is it. Also I was a cement mason and know a lot of what he spoke about the job is real. Tony Lear
TommyHawk More than 1 year ago
I actually bought this book at a Barnes & Nobles store and got a good deal because I bought like two for one. I got his other book Semper-Fi, which was even better than Miami Rock, for half-price. Ithink this guy writes really good and I read him on the net for free all the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book in 2007 or 2008 just after it came out and have since read his other novel Semper-Fi, a Marine Corps mesmerizer. I have also read about ten of his short stories and he says a publisher is publishing a book of his stories which I am looking forward to. This is a really good book and I have read it twice already.
Redhair46 More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine loaned me this book and I really enjoyed it. I quickly realized that I had read this writer before; one or two short stories on the Internet and I believe in a book of stories that someone had that was about seven or eight years old. I like all his stuff and will look for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book, its very interesting reading; a friend gave it to me. great dialogue and settings.
BigJamie2 More than 1 year ago
I actually read this writer's other book Semper-Fi and loved it so when I came across this one at a bookstore I bought it. It's not as good as his Semper-Fi book about the marine corps but its good and I would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries and great dialogue. Big J
RosyBronx55 More than 1 year ago
I actually got this book and Keith Laufenberg's other book about the Marines, Semper-Fi, two months ago at a local book store in Spring Hill where I live half the year with my cousin. Anyway I read this book just this past week-end because I read his other one and loved it. This one was not as good as the Marine book but that's probably because I'm an ex-marine. It really was a good time reading it though and I rate it as high as they go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Keith Laufenberg's book 'Semper-Fi' and it was an exceptional read that brought me to read Miami Rock. I loved this book also. I liked the short chapters and the quotes before the chapters and the endings were exceptional. The dialogue was real and he knows Miami, Great stuff.
Johnniebegood49 More than 1 year ago
I believe this to be a story that reads like something that happened, which is what I like to read. Great stuff. Johnny Be Good
BigHenryJ More than 1 year ago
I read this book because my wife got it at a Barnes and Nobles store in Clearwater a couple of years ago and I was surprised that I liked it so much. My wife wasn't as vocal as I am about the story but she liked it and I would read this writer again. Big Henry the Jazz Master
BigAbe More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at a garage sale in Tampa ($5 bucks) about three years ago and liked it so much that I searched the Internet for anything else he had written and came up with 'Semper-Fi-do-or-die" a book an ex-gyrene like me couldn't pass up on a bet. Just the cover hooked me. Speaking of covers I read the other Miami Rock with a different cover because that's what the garage sale guy sold to me. It apparently sold out and this is a second edition. Semper-Fi should sell out if you ask me. If you liked this book you should read his other one too,
KennyRambo More than 1 year ago
I will probably read this book again because when I find one I like this much I usually do; I love the quotations that precede the chapters and I really like the way he ends everything, every chapter, every story I've ever read by him and his two books. I just finished Semper-Fi and it was twice as long as this one but seemed to go twice as fast too. I read a military story by Mr. Laufenberg once before and knew what he was capable of but Semper-Fi still surprised me, it was that good and so was Miami Rock. This book reads so fast you'll read it again and again and I have: twice already.
wiseowl1 More than 1 year ago
I am the author of three published books: A Troop, 9th Cavalry: Above All Else and Bumblebee Mountain. I have been accused of telling the truth, so I will continue that character trait here. Except for some of the language, which I am not accustomed to, I found this book riveting, fantastic, and a great mystery, tricky at times, somewhat mysterious to follow unless you know the author, and once you begin it, you will only want to see it end the way your mind wants it too. And it did exactly that for me. I shivered in places as the expectations I desired from this novel, came true. And with a little smile, I could not prevent, in the end, the good guys prevailed. Guess I should not have given the ending away, but just the thought of getting there makes this novel a great read. Ronald Christopher
JeromeJenk More than 1 year ago
I got this book from a friend who has had it a couple of years and it is dog-eared and wrinkled up but still as good as they get. I plan to read it again; the secenes in Miami are real and I know because I lived there for 25 years, the streets, the smells, the dialogue is all spot-on. I loved it and looked for Mr. Laufenberg's work on here and that's where I found his other book about the Marine Corps. I have just read the first book about boot camp and I can hardly put it down. I am sure it will be a winner as was Miami Rock.