Uncle John's Band: Book #6 of the JP Kinkaid Chronicles by Deborah Grabien, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Uncle John's Band: Book #6 of the JP Kinkaid Chronicles

Uncle John's Band: Book #6 of the JP Kinkaid Chronicles

by Deborah Grabien
     
 
The conclusion of Blacklight's exhausting Book of Days tour finds guitarist JP Kinkaid recuperating at home in San Francisco. As JP's local band, the Fog City Geezers, plans gigs at Marin County's 707 Club, the club is put up for sale. Blacklight, seeing an opportunity to preserve a classic venue, acquires the majority stake.

But the minority ownership comes with

Overview

The conclusion of Blacklight's exhausting Book of Days tour finds guitarist JP Kinkaid recuperating at home in San Francisco. As JP's local band, the Fog City Geezers, plans gigs at Marin County's 707 Club, the club is put up for sale. Blacklight, seeing an opportunity to preserve a classic venue, acquires the majority stake.

But the minority ownership comes with strings attached. There are troubling questions about the source of the stake money. There's prickly, unpredictable promoter Norfolk Lind, whose son Curtis is romantically involved with Blacklight band baby Solange Hedley, now in cooking school in San Francisco. And Lind's partner, Esther Woodley, has some dark history of her own with JP's wife, Bree.

The Geezers celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished 707 with a private show. But when the club is destroyed by arson, Blacklight's new security chief, retired homicide cop Patrick Ormand, must dig deep into the local music scene's murky past to find the truth.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Grabien’s so-so sixth chronicle featuring guitarist JP Kinkaid (after 2011’s Book of Days) finds JP back in San Francisco, along with his wife, Bree Godwin, ready to resume playing following his heart attack and completion of the Blacklight band’s nearly two-year tour. Blacklight’s interest in buying the 707 Club in nearby San Rafael involves JP in dealing with promoter Folkie Lind and Star Woodley, a woman with whom Bree has a hate-filled past. After a deal appears to be set and renovations made, arson empties and destroys the club with one fatality and many questions at an invitation-only performance catered by Bree and featuring JP’s own band, the Fog City Geezers. Grabien’s intimate knowledge about all aspects of the music business, from creating to jamming and performing, will satisfy many, but not those expecting a gripping mystery. Agent: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984436286
Publisher:
Plus One Press
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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