A rock band’s reunion is looking more like a farewell tour in a captivating mystery by New York Times bestselling and award-winning crime master Max Allan Collins.
No sooner do Hot Rod and the Pistons reunite for their induction into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, than two band members take a final bow. Both alleged suicides. A tragic way to go out. A bum way for one-hit wonders to be remembered. But it’s Labor Day weekend. The show must go on.
With replacements at the ready, the Pistons are back on home turf to headline the first ever Rock and Country Music Fest. Police Chief Krista Larson and her father, Keith, are there listening. And watching. Because they suspect there may be more to the band members’ untimely deaths than anyone else can see.
As Krista and Keith navigate the investigation, a dark picture of the band’s rocky history begins to take center stage. As betrayal, revenge, and blackmail start playing out in the present, the father-daughter team fear that this encore may be the band’s finale.
About the Author
After earning the Eye, the PWA’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2006, Max Allan Collins was named a Grand Master in 2017 by the Mystery Writers of America. He’s earned an unprecedented twenty-three Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award nominations, winning two for his Nathan Heller novels. Those novels also earned Collins the PWA’s Hammer award for making a major contribution to the private-eye genre. His other books include the New York Times bestseller Saving Private Ryan, the USA TODAY bestselling CSI series, and Girl Most Likely in the Krista Larson series.
His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of the Academy Award–winning Tom Hanks film, and is followed by two acclaimed prose sequels and several more graphic novels in the same series. His comics credits include Dick Tracy, Wild Dog, Batman, and Ms. Tree.
Collins is also a screenwriter, playwright, and a leading indie filmmaker in his native Iowa, where he lives with his wife, writer Barbara Collins. As “Barbara Allan,” they have collaborated on fourteen novels. For more information, visit www.maxallancollins.com.