Jersey Shore broker Austin Carr wants out of the stock and bond business but un-hooking from his mobbed-up partner won’t be painless. Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli is best known for professional consultations that deteriorate into criminal violence, breakfast appointments raided by the FBI and one particular Power Point presentation to a Jersey state racing commission that ended in automatic weapons fire.
Good thing she likes Austin.
She just won’t let Austin out of the business. Plus Johnny “The Turk” Korsay is on a rampage and had his crooked cops arrest Luis, the bartender Austin’s best friend. Why? Because Austin saw The Turk kill Heriberto. And now he’s gunning for the stock broker.
It’s another brush with violent death and a sexy redhead for Austin Carr when Mama Bones and her rival Jersey associate of a fading New York crime family battle for the future of imported sex slaves, boardwalk tourist business and surprising horse racing secrets, past and present.
Former L.A. Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime and horror short stories. His award-winning Austin Carr mystery series is published by Down & Out Books. The latest, BIGSHOES, won Deadly Ink's David Award for Best Mystery of 2015. His short fiction has appeared in A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, The Big Adios and several anthologies.
10 favorite songs/ bands
Instead of guessing, I let my iTunes computer show me. If I need to write and the house is noisy, I put on the headphones and block out the voices while I work. These are the songs Apple says I play the most:
Deacon Blues, Steely Dan
Sultans of Swing, Dire Straits
Mustang Sally, Otis Redding
Boogie Nights, Heat Wave
The Heart of Rock & Roll, Huey Lewis and the News
Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan
Sixty Minute Man, The Dominoes
You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover, The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Breakdown, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, Elvis Presley