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Keuka College  a history, Africa, Philip A
1 Africa, Philip A Keuka College a history
Judson Press 1974 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Green cloth with gold print. Looks almost new. Keuka College is an independent, liberal arts-based, four-year, residential, coeducational college that emphasizes experiential learning as well as career and pre-professional education. Founded in 1890, the school is located in Keuka Park, on the shores of Keuka Lake in the U.S. state of New York's Finger Lakes region. Since the early 2000s, Keuka has also become a major educational provider in the Pacific Rim, with more than 3,000 students pursuing Keuka degrees at partner universities in China and Vietnam. Keuka College was founded in 1890 by George Harvey Ball (1819-1907), who envisioned a college that would provide a high-level education to all deserving students, regardless of economic background. As a brochure produced in 1891 attested: Keuka College was “pre-eminently, for the common people…With ample endowment,” the brochure continued, “it will raise an army of...superior men and women who shall bring strength to the nation and help to humanity.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages 
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Steps Along the Way, a Governor's Scrapbook, Alexander, Lamar
2 Alexander, Lamar Steps Along the Way, a Governor's Scrapbook
Nashville Thomas Nelson Publishers 1986 0840742150 / 9780840742155 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Photos and illustrations Author signed. Excellent account of this Tennessee Governor's life. Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Tennessee, a seat he has held since 2003. A member of the Republican Party, he also was the 45th governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987 and the 5th United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993. ; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; ; Signed by Author 
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From frigates to flat-tops;  The story of the life and achievements of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, U.S.N., "the father of naval aviation," October 31, 1869-April 4, 1933, Arpee, Edward
3 Arpee, Edward From frigates to flat-tops; The story of the life and achievements of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, U.S.N., "the father of naval aviation," October 31, 1869-April 4, 1933
Self-published 1953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue coverf gold lettering. Cover faded some. Signed on title page by author. Rare. ; Photographs; 276 pages; Signed by Author 
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The will of Magda Townsend;  A novel, Banning, Margaret Culkin
4 Banning, Margaret Culkin The will of Magda Townsend; A novel
Harper & Row 1974 0060102063 / 9780060102067 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Rare signed first edition. Author inscribed and signed on endpaper. Dust in mylar protective cover. Margaret Frances Culkin Banning (March 18, 1891 – January 4, 1982) was a best-selling American author of thirty-six novels and an early advocate of women's rights. Banning was born in Buffalo, Minnesota, the daughter of William E. Culkin, who served in the Minnesota state senate from 1895 to 1899. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912. She was also the first woman admitted to the Duluth Hall of Fame. She died in 1982, at age 90, in Tryon, North Carolina. She purchased the Friendly Hills estate near Tryon, North Carolina in 1936, and enjoyed the property seasonally for the remainder of her life.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[3] (Wikipedia) Rare signed copy. ; A Cass Canfield book; 7.90 X 5.70 X 1.30 inches; 318 pages; Signed by Author 
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A treatise on church government,  Formerly called Anarchy of the Ranters, &c., being a two-fold apology for the church and people of God, called in ... good order and discipline in the church, Barclay, Robert
5 Barclay, Robert A treatise on church government, Formerly called Anarchy of the Ranters, &c., being a two-fold apology for the church and people of God, called in ... good order and discipline in the church
Philadelphia PA S. W. Conrad 1822 Later Printing; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
The original 1822 edition. Leather cover worn but contents tight and complete. Some foxing to pages. "Being a two-fold apology for the church and people of God called, in derision, Quakers. To which is added and epistle to the National meeting of Friends in Dublin concerning good order and discipline in the church" Very Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Robert Barclay (23 December 1648 – 3 October 1690) was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony. The Ranters were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around the time of the English Commonwealth (1649–1660). They were largely common people, and there is plenty of evidence that the movement was widespread throughout England, though they were not organised and had no leader.[Wikipedia]Ranters were regarded as heretical by the established Church and seem to have been regarded by the government as a threat to social order. They denied the authority of churches, of scripture, of the current ministry and of services, instead calling on men to listen to the divine within them. In many ways they resemble the 14th century Brethren of the Free Spirit. Rare.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 124 pages 
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The Hunted  A Thriller (Author Signed), Barcomb, Wayne
6 Barcomb, Wayne The Hunted A Thriller (Author Signed)
Minotaur Books 2009 031237075X / 9780312370756 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. A lightning-fast police procedural from an up-and-coming talent.The Hunted introduces a homicide detective who gets the shock of his life while tracking a most ingenious serial killer From a writer whose previous works Robert B. Parker declared “compelling . . . swiftly told” and James W. Hall called “top-notch” comes this first electrifying thriller featuring New York City homicide detective Frank Russo.

The Hunted begins with a little girl witnessing a horrible crime. Due to the child's testimony, the murderer is convicted. Eighteen years later the killer is released on parole, and his mission is to track down the now grown woman he feels betrayed him. A deranged dance of masked identities ensues, and it is up to newly single homicide detective Frank Russo to unravel the case. Rare.; 1.2 x 8.3 x 5.8 Inches; 320 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Indiana From Frontier To Industrial Commonwealth Vol 1-4, Barnhart, John D. Ph. D.
7 Barnhart, John D. Ph. D. Indiana From Frontier To Industrial Commonwealth Vol 1-4
New York , NY Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1954 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original not reprints. Blue cloth with gilt print. Volume 1 (422 pages) covers Natures gift to Indiana, Indians, French, British all the way up to the 1850's. Volume 2 ( 621 pages) covers from 150's up to 1950's and has extensive bibliography and index. Volume 3 & 4(738 pages) covers the Family and personal records including biographical sketches and photos. Vol 4 has an index for Vol. 3 & 4. Exhaustive reference on Indiana. Vols can be purchased seperately.. small hole next to edge on two volumes. Rare set. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Vol. 1/4/2019; Photos, and illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; p 
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8 Bartholomew, J.G. (editor) The Citizen's Atlas of the World 1898 Map of England & Wales Section 3 with inset of London also Norfolk, Huntingdon, Northhampton, Cambridge, Suffolk, Hertford, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex, Kent, Sussex, etc.
London George Newnes, Limited 1898 First Edition; Various Map Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Map is in sleeve and may have minor soiling to edges.Taken from theCitizens Atlas of the World, published by Newnes, etc. in Southhampton Street, 1898. Bartholomew was a cartographer, born in Edinburgh, EC Scotland, UK. He studied at Edinburgh, then entered his father's firm. His works include the Survey Atlas of Scotland (1895–1912) and a Physical Atlas of the World (2 vols, 1889–1911). He is best known for his system of layer colouring of contours. These are NOT reprints they are directly from the 1898 Atlas which was damaged with the loss of some original maps. Shows major transportation routes, including railways, rivers, lakes, town names, territorial names, township names, county names, land masses, sailing routes, steamer routes, Caravan routes, etc. Map now in archival sleeve and backing board. These maps give a very contrasting view of the World in 1898 as compared to today in light of globalization. Other maps available. Scarce in this condition. Great reference and for framing.; Color Map; 14x18 inches 
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9 Bartholomew, J.G. (editor) The Citizen's Atlas of the World 1898 Map of Scotland Section 3 including ARgyll, Perth, Mull, Jura, Islay, Antrim Wigtown, with inset of Glasglow and some of Ireland
London George Newnes, Limited 1898 First Edition; Various Map Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Map is in sleeve and may have minor soiling to edges.Taken from theCitizens Atlas of the World, published by Newnes, etc. in Southhampton Street, 1898. Bartholomew was a cartographer, born in Edinburgh, EC Scotland, UK. He studied at Edinburgh, then entered his father's firm. His works include the Survey Atlas of Scotland (1895–1912) and a Physical Atlas of the World (2 vols, 1889–1911). He is best known for his system of layer colouring of contours. These are NOT reprints they are directly from the 1898 Atlas which was damaged with the loss of some original maps. Shows major transportation routes, including railways, rivers, lakes, town names, territorial names, township names, county names, land masses, sailing routes, steamer routes, Caravan routes, etc. Map now in archival sleeve and backing board. These maps give a very contrasting view of the World in 1898 as compared to today in light of globalization. Other maps available. Scarce in this condition. Great reference and for framing.; Color Map; 14x18 inches 
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10 Bartholomew, J.G. (editor) The Citizen's Atlas of the World 1898 Map of South America Section 3 Paraguay, Argentine Republic, Urugay, Chile, Faulkland Islands and an inset of Buenos Ayres
London George Newnes, Limited 1898 First Edition; Various Map Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Map is in sleeve and may have minor soiling to edges.Taken from theCitizens Atlas of the World, published by Newnes, etc. in Southhampton Street, 1898. Bartholomew was a cartographer, born in Edinburgh, EC Scotland, UK. He studied at Edinburgh, then entered his father's firm. His works include the Survey Atlas of Scotland (1895–1912) and a Physical Atlas of the World (2 vols, 1889–1911). He is best known for his system of layer colouring of contours. These are NOT reprints they are directly from the 1898 Atlas which was damaged with the loss of some original maps. Shows major transportation routes, including railways, rivers, lakes, town names, territorial names, township names, county names, land masses, etc. Map now in archival sleeve and backing board. These maps give a very contrasting view of the World in 1898 as compared to today in light of globalization. Other maps available. Scarce in this condition. Great reference and for framing.; Color Map; 14x18 inches 
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The Hills Are Theirs  Tales from the Ozarks, Batson, Larry
11 Batson, Larry The Hills Are Theirs Tales from the Ozarks
Minneapolis tribune 1978 0932272010 / 9780932272010 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Stories from the Ozarks. Inscribed and signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.; Illustrated; 0.9 x 8.3 x 5.3 Inches; 155 pages; Signed by Author 
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Artifice and Indeterminacy  An Anthology of New Poetics, Beach, Christopher
12 Beach, Christopher Artifice and Indeterminacy An Anthology of New Poetics
University Alabama Press 1998 0817309462 / 9780817309466 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Looks Never Read! Still in shrink wrap. ; Modern & Contemporary Poetics; 392 pages;

Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most representative writings of the past two decades and shows more clearly than ever before the depth and breadth of  contemporary American poetics. Collectively, these essays break with conventional interpretive frameworks and traditional generic boundaries of poetry to give fresh voice to the  poetics of our time.

Neither dismissive of the aesthetic value(s) of poetry, nor reluctant to articulate the ways in which aesthetic evaluation is complicated by the mediating influences of history, culture, class, gender, race, and academic status, the writers presented in this anthology celebrate the artifice of the poetic text while also accepting as a given the indeterminacy of its inception and reception.
 
Individual pieces range in style and approach from theoretical writings to discussions of individual poets such as Emily Dickinson, Louis Zukofsky, and Bob Kaufman. The authors consider such critical issues as gender and the possibilities of a feminist poetics, the textual politics of race and class, and the broader implications of an avant-garde practice.

CONTENTS / CONTRIBUTORS

 

Section 1: Form/Syntax/Speech

Charles Bernstein

Bob Perelman

Barrett Watten

Michael Davidson

Marjorie Perloff

 

Section 2: Pattern/Experience/Song

David Antin

Leslie Scalapino

Lyn Hejinian

John Taggart

 

Section 3: Institutions and Ideology

James Sherry

Ron Silliman

Steve McCaffery

Hank Lazer

Nathaniel Mackey

Maria Damon

 

Section 4: Poetics and Gender

Rae Armantrout

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Susan Howe

 
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70 Songs 1890-1920 All Organ, Words, Chords, Music, Big 3 Music Corp.
13 Big 3 Music Corp. 70 Songs 1890-1920 All Organ, Words, Chords, Music
Big 3 Music Corp. 1976 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Contains 70 unforgettable classic song: Aba daba honeymoon ; After the ball ; Alice blue gown ; Aloha oe ; Anchors aweigh ; At the jazz band ball ; Band played on ; Beautiful Ohio ; Because ; Bill Bailey, won't you please come home? ; Bird in a gilded cage ; Chlo-e ; Clarinet marmalade ; Come back to Sorrento ; Come, Josephine in my flying machine ; Darktown strutters' ball ; Fascination ; Frankie and Johnny ; Give my regards to Broadway ; Hello! Ma baby ; He's got the whole world in his hands ; I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier ; I love you truly ; I wish I had a girl ; Ida! Sweet as apple cider ; I'm always chasing rainbows ; I'm sorry I made you cry ; In my merry Oldsmobile ; In the good old summertime ; In the sweet by and by ; Ireland must be heaven ; Ja-da ; Johnson rag ; K-K-K-Katy ; Let me call you sweetheart ; Liebestraum ; Li'l Liza Jane ; Love's old sweet song ; Mary's a grand old name ; Meet me in St. Louis, Louis ; Meet me to-night in dreamland ; Melody of love ; M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I ; M-O-T-H-E-R ; My gal Sal ; O perfect love ; O sole mio ; Oh promise me! ; On the beach at Waikiki ; Over there ; Peg o' my heart ; Peggy O'Neil ; Rose room --Sensation ; Sidewalks of New York ; Song of love ; Sweet Adeline ; Sweet Rosie O'Grady ; Sweetest story ever told ; Ten little fingers and ten little toes; There's a broken heart for every light on Broadway ; Tiger rag ; Wabash blues ; Wabash Cannon Ball ; Washington and Lee swing ; What do you want to make those eyes at me for? ; When you wore a tulip ; Yankee doodle boy ; You tell me your dream ; You're a grand old flag. ; Home Library Series, Vol. 1; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages 
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Het Boek Der Psalmen Nevens De Gezangen door last van de hoog mogende herren staten generaal der vereenigde nederlanden, Bijbel-Compagnie, De Nederlandse
14 Bijbel-Compagnie, De Nederlandse Het Boek Der Psalmen Nevens De Gezangen door last van de hoog mogende herren staten generaal der vereenigde nederlanden
Amsterdam, Netherlands De Nederlandse Bijbel-Compagnie, Amsterdam 1867 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Black hardcover written in Dutch. Title in English is "The Book of Psalms and The Hymns by the burden of the high-power men and states of the united netherlands". The spine hinges on the outside are cracked, but not seperated. The Book of Psalms, in addition to the hymns in use at the Reformed Church of the Netherlands, commissioned by the High Power States General of the United Netherlands, selected from three editions, in the year 1773, with the necessary changes made therein. Act of Guarantee dated 1867. Prior owners signature in front dated 1926. ; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall 
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Checkmate  (Author Signed), Bodman, Karna Small
15 Bodman, Karna Small Checkmate (Author Signed)
Forge Books 2007 0765315424 / 9780765315427 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author. Dr. Cameron Talbot has invented a breakthrough technology to defend against cruise missiles. But she needs support from skeptical company officers, funding from a reluctant Congress, and help from the White House to develop her life-saving project. Lt. Col. Hunt Daniels, detailed from the Pentagon to the White House National Security Council to investigate Dr. Talbots work, sees the potential of the invention. The fact that hes attracted to the brilliant scientist adds one more dimension to his interest in her work. But disaster is brewing overseas as militants in the disputed Kashmir region of India steal a series of missiles from sympathizers in the Pakistani military and launch one against India. At the same time, they send one of their agents to Washington, D.C., to steal Dr. Talbots technology so they can protect themselves when their enemies retaliate. The scientist and the NSC staffer find themselves enmeshed in terrorist plots and political wrangling at the highest levels. With scenes in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Capitol Hill, Georgetown restaurants, and Washington dinner parties, as well as action in Kashmir, New Delhi, and at the Taj Mahal, the tension and intrigue escalate until two nuclear-armed countries stand at the brink of war.; 1.2 x 9.4 x 6.3 Inches; 336 pages; Signed by Author 
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An essay on the divine authority of the New Testament, Bogue, David
16 Bogue, David An essay on the divine authority of the New Testament
Hartford Conn Printed by Hudson and Goodwin 1806 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1806 printing from the second London Edition. Very worn leather boards. Hinges cracking but not seperated. Contents shows browning due to age. Clean otherwise. David Bogue (18 February 1750 – 25 October 1825) was a British nonconformist leader.He was born in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland. After a course of study in Edinburgh, he was licensed to preach by the Church of Scotland, but made his way to London in 1771, to teach in schools at Edmonton, Hampstead and Camberwell. In 1777, he settled as minister of the Congregational church at Gosport in Hampshire.[1] His predecessors at the Independent Chapel of Gosport were the Rev. James Watson (1770–76) and the Rev. Thomas Williams (1750–70).[2]In 1771 he established an institution for preparing men for the ministry.[3][4] It was the age of the new-born missionary enterprise, and Bogue's academy was largely the seed from which the London Missionary Society grew.[5] In 1800 the society placed missionaries with Bogue for preparation for their ministries.[6] Bogue himself would have gone to India in 1796 if not for the opposition of the East India Company.[5] In 1824 he taught Samuel Dyer at Gosport before he left for Penang as a missionary with the London Missionary Society.[3]He was also involved in founding the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Religious Tract Society, and in conjunction with James Bennett, minister at Romsey, wrote a well-known History of Dissenters (3 vols., 1809). Another of his writings was an Essay on the Divine Authority of the New Testament.[5] He died at Brighton.[3] We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. Scarce if not Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 316 pages 
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The Course of Time with a memoir of the Author, Bollok, Robert
17 Bollok, Robert The Course of Time with a memoir of the Author
Portland, ME Sanborn & Carter 1846 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
A miniature book (3 1/4 x 2 1/4) with worn leather binding and gilt edges. Fully indexed. An epic poem written by a Scottish author who went to seminary of the United Sessions Church in Gasglow and was granted a preachers liscense.Written as a song his Book 1 was to invoke the Spirit to inspire his song. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Very Rare. ; Square 48mo 3½" - 4; 276 pages 
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18 Bradna, Fred; Spence, Hartzell The Big Top My Forty Years with the Greatest Show on Earth
New York , NY Simon and Schuster 1952 First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Dust jacket has been taped together. Contents clean and tight. Has card inside with inscription "Bob, thought you would enjoy this book, with best wishes Bill Montaque" he was publicity director of the Circus Fans of America. Fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs; 1.5 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 333 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
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The Spoken Word, Vol 3, No. 12 It is the Rising of the Sun (The Quickening Power), Branham, William Marrion
19 Branham, William Marrion The Spoken Word, Vol 3, No. 12 It is the Rising of the Sun (The Quickening Power)
Jefferson, Indiana Spoken Word Publications 1965 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Paperback booklet of a sermon preached by Rev. Branham on April 18, 1965 at the BranhamTabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana.. William Marrion Branham (April 6, 1909 – December 24, 1965) was an American Christian minister, generally acknowledged as initiating the post World War II healing revival.Branham's first meetings as a faith healer started in 1946. Branham's sensational healing services are well documented and he is regarded as the pacesetter for those who followed him. Historians generally mark the 1946 meetings as inaugurating the modern healing revival. William Branham claimed to have received an angelic visitation on May 7, 1946 commissioning his worldwide ministry. Branham's healing power became legendary. Scarce. ; The Spoken Word; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages 
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South Beach Shakedown  The Diary of Gideon Pike (Author Signed), Bruns, Don
20 Bruns, Don South Beach Shakedown The Diary of Gideon Pike (Author Signed)
Oceanview Publishing 2006 1933515023 / 9781933515021 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. "A hearty welcome to musician-turned-novelist Don Bruns, whose South Beach Shakedown offers readers a high-energy romp through the uncomfortably parallel worlds of the pop music industry and the criminal underbelly of Miami. Entertainment journalist Mick Sever owes his career to pop star Gideon Pike. Pike allowed Sever into his inner circle back when Sever was a fledgling reporter, and that entrée put Sever on the map. Fame went to Sever’s head (not to mention his liver and his neural synapses) as he lived in the shadow of the pop idol; his excesses cost him his marriage, and very nearly his career as well. Now Gideon Pike is in a jam, and through a mutual acquaintance (Sever’s ex-wife, for whom Sever still carries an Olympic-size torch) he has summoned the writer to help bail him out. It will not be easy, though, for when Sever arrives in Miami, he finds that Gideon Pike has disappeared, and that Pike’s compadres are dropping like flies. A Korean mobster adds a bit of Asian! spice to the dish, and Sever’s ex, Ginny, supplies the sizzling heat. The banter, particularly between Sever and Ginny, is relaxed and believable, just what you’d expect from old lovers who are still friends. With the relentlessly action-packed South Beach Shakedown, Bruns has crafted what may be this season’s quintessential suspense read." Someone is about to make a killing in the music industry.

Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike mysteriously disappear just when he is about to turn his 30-year career into a multi-million dollar profit?

Music columnist Mick Sever is back in Don Bruns’ third suspense masterpiece. This time he’s looking for answers and his missing friend in the gritty backrooms of South Beach’s biggest nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. What surfaces is how the major players in the music industry are not making the headlines, they’re just pulling the strings that create them. Hit it right, and the royalties – even someone else’s – can rake in millions for the rest of your life. The key is finding Gideon before Korean mobster Jimmy Shinn does. Jimmy is ready to cash in on the one secret that will bring Gideon to his knees and strip away what’s left of his career, his fortune, and his life. Whoever gets to Gideon first will either save him or pull the trigger. The deadly race is on. Tami Brady, TMC Reviews "Gideon Pike goes missing. Nobody knows if the man killed his gay lover and fled, if he’s hiding from the real killer, or if he’s skipped town on one of his occasional trips that usually happen when Pike owes someone money. "Even after I read this book, I still wasn’t sure whether I liked Gideon Pike or not. The guy seemed like such a sleaze at times, had so many secrets, and had layer upon layer of hidden lives that I wasn’t really sure if I ever got to see the real man behind all the smoke and mirrors. Moreover, when finally faced with the complex realities and dynamic personality of the man, I wasn’t sure how much of the made up situations and fantasies that Pike actually believed. "Despite this, or more likely because of these aspects, I couldn’t seem to put this book down. I was so eager to figure out if Pike was still alive, who had committed the murders, and the real truth behind all the deceptions that I had to keep turning the pages." Cathy Yanda for Readers Views "This is not the first time these characters meet in one of Don Bruns’ books. You may not have met them before, but it will not take you long to become well acquainted with them. In this adventure, Mick Sever, an entertainment writer, teams up with his ex-wife Ginny (did I mention he is still in love with her?) to solve the disappearance of Gideon Pike in South Miami Beach. While trying to locate the missing music icon, Gideon Pike, Ginny and Mick find themselves in more situations than you would find in a Jackie Chan movie. South Beach Shakedown is lean, fast paced and complex. There are murders, blackmail, dirty deeds, mobsters, near-death misses, speedboats, a cast of interesting people and plenty of scantily-clad women. If this book is not made into a movie, Bruce Willis will have certainly missed a great entertainment opportunity. "If you are looking for a book that will leave you with a great deal more knowledge than you already had, skip this one. However, if you are looking for a book that is absolutely a hoot to read and will leave you laughing and wanting more, you cannot miss with South Beach Shakedown. Once you finish, you will want to check out Don Bruns’ other books as well."; 1.2 x 9.3 x 6.1 Inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author 
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