The fifth JP Kinkaid caper sees rock band Blacklight gearing up for a major tour after its latest CD goes multiplatinum. Although the group has seen its fair share of success, the scheduling and logistics are now on another level. A massive, high-tech set, killer piano playing by JP’s longtime friend, Tony Mancuso, and the high enthusiasm of fans old and new all combine to give the band new life. Sidetracked by the hoopla and the demands of touring, the band members eventually realize that their shows have been trailing a string of violent murders. When one of their most valuable techies is the next victim, JP puts aside his personal animosity and calls in Detective Patrick Ormand to investigate. As well as weaving in further backstory on JP’s loving relationship with his wife and his ongoing battle with MS, Grabien treats music fans to a backstage look at an aging, wealthy rock band that has immense resources at its disposal. Another satisfying entry in a series that is as much about music as it is about mystery. — Joanne Wilkinson
Causes Deborah Grabien Supports
EMILY's List (early member), Amnesty International (member on two continents for thirty years), Animal Welfare causes (we rescue feral cats), NARAL and...