Howling Mountain Blues by Ricky Bush (The Crime Fighting Bluesmen, Volume Three)
When hotshot blues guitarist Wyatt “Earp” Ringold hires The Repeaters to back him up at a blues festival in Belize, Mitty Andersen and Pete Bolden expect to find fun in the sun. What they don’t expect is notorious racketeer and blues enthusiast Big Bossman, who is anxiously awaiting their arrival.
The Bossman conducts his illicit activities from a hideaway in the jungles of Howling Mountain. A botched kidnapping has recently put him on the wrong side of a Mexican drug cartel, and he hopes to rectify the situation by mixing business with pleasure at the blues festival.
Knowing that trouble always follows Mitty and Pete, ATF agent Lenora Charles insists on tagging along for security detail. When she warns them that something doesn’t quite seem right in paradise, the laid-back band members don’t take her instincts seriously—leading to another kidnapping. Can the crime fighting bluesmen pull off a dangerous rescue mission in time?
This thrilling sequel to River Bottom Blues and The Devil’s Blues is sure to satisfy your taste for crime and the blues.
“Fans of Elmore Leonard will find a lot to like in Ricky Bush’s work. Howling Mountain Blues features the type of incompetent bad guys that figure prominently in Leonard’s books, with the dialogue to match. A band of blues-playing good guys, the son of a wealthy oilman for kidnap bait, and the exotic setting of Belize give you a caper worth reading. Fast-paced and fun, this story rolls along on the rhythm of rollicking blues music. Highly recommended!” — J.E. Seymour, author of Lead Poisoning and Stress Fractures
“Bush achieves a perfect trifecta of humor, mayhem, and music in the third installment of the Crime Fighting Bluesman series, skillfully weaving suspense, the blues, and tribute band banter in this tale of an unexpected kidnapping south of the border.” — Jennifer Leeper, author of Padre: The Narrowing Path
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