Fame comes at a price. Lars Brunner had the world at his feet, dashing good looks, a beautiful wife, money and rock star fame. His world soon collapses. Having conquered the world with his band the X-Cult, his neglected wife, Annie, deserts him on the eve of a tour. Lars returns triumphant and desperate to find his wife. However, there are forces beyond his control and after a brief reunion, Annie is found dead. Lars is accused of murder but is granted bail. His life descends into Dante's inferno as he is set adrift by the winds of fate from the shores of Texas to the Canary Islands and into the mysterious world of Basque shipping heiress, Renee De Haro and her friends. From Barcelona to the Pyrenees and Basque country, Lars discovers a world he could never have imagined. Rock and roll excess, a Holocaust memoir, the unraveling of secrets and an ETA-led Basque rebellion in northern Spain, brings the Star Who Ran Away to a thrilling climax.
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About the Author
Steve O. Boyo was born in England and lives and writes in London. The Star Who Ran Away is his latest work.
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The Star Who Ran Away based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Just finished this exciting book and loved it. A piece of alternative history and the author makes it convincingly real. Was puzzled by the ending and why the central character, Lars Brunner,'s Friend Leif did what he did to set Lars on the path of destruction. A well plotted story with a sustained rhythm. Bravo!
I came to this book never having read the author's other works and found The Star who ran away an excellent piece of adventure thriller. It is also a morality tale about the perils of fame, the choices we make or the choices that fate can make for us when we do not or cannot make up our own minds. The central character Lars Brunner an American rock star at the height of his fame and fortune grapples with the follies and foibles of his celebrity and those of his bandmates, while trying to find and reconcile with his estranged wife Annabel. He finds and loses his wife almost immediately and his life spirals out of control through a series of incidents and events that see him cast adrift as a vagabond to Franco Spain where he meets all kinds of shady characters, one in the form of his lover Renee, a beautiful wealthy Basque heiress who harbors dark secrets. In fact both characters harbor dark secrets from each other which unravel into a thrilling climax. One of the book's themes is loss of control over one's destiny. One feels for Lars, an all American mid western rock star lost in the travails of General Franco's Spain, he is forced to learn a history lesson he never bargained for. The protagonist passes through a fire of refinement and emerges from what is likened the cycles of Dante's inferno. The end is left open in a sense for the reader to guess the motive behind crime that caused Lar's life to spiral out of control and into hell. A relatively mid-length book at 250 odd pages but the author spins a tight yarn to the point that you get a complete thrilling story. A great read!.