Karaoke Criminals (2006)
In Music, Musica, a karaoke bar on the Spanish riviera, Roxi is about to discover that her dreams may come true when Brian Ferguson offers to hook her up with his connections back in London. Roxi has no idea of the price attached to this offer; Brian doesn’t do anything without good reason.
And for Miles Ashley, who thought he’d escaped Brian’s clutches years earlier, a single phone call is enough to stop the song, rewinding the tape to zero.
Throw in an A&R rep under threat of castration and an exquisitely dangerous hood on the verge of a nervous breakdown and it’s time to make music; gunfire drumbeats, filter sweep of cordite.
As the double-crosses, gang wars, reclaimed favours and challenged loyalties intertwine, it’s clear that only blood spilled in revenge can clean the slate ready for Roxi’s success.
In this part of the world, this is how business gets done.
Even the music business.
‘Karaoke Criminals’ is a fast-paced contemporary novel, the bastard offspring of ‘The Commitments’ and ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. Music has never been this dangerous.