Earth first. Okay, maybe second. Third? She'll KILL you!
Max Vinyl’s type of success story can only happen in America. Rising
from humble beginnings, he has reached the height of the computer
recycling racket. Problem is, he’s using Lake Michigan as his own
personal profit center. Even that wouldn't have been a problem if his
environmentalist girlfriend Tris hadn't found out his dirty secret. And
while Max is devastated by his love crashing down around him, he’s about
to learn that the rage of a woman scorned packs far more firepower and
potential for destruction than he had ever imagined.
Iraqi War veteran Annie Ogden has spent three depression-filled
months living in a cabin in a forest preserve trying to re-discover her
purpose in life. When two of Max’s thugs threaten Annie’s sister, she is
dragged into his corrupt world in an unwitting alliance with the
environmentalist, Tris. And for Max, that’s really bad news. Will he
hold up under the coordinated attacks of two angry women? Will Annie
find the inner peace that has escaped her so far? As things spin
completely out of control and complications mount, it’s all Max can do
to stay one step ahead—until it’s all he can do to stay alive!
A farce full of hysterics and wholehearted chicanery, Frederick Lee
Brooke’s first installment of the Annie Ogden mysteries is an incisive
examination of corporate lunacy, greed and modern disconnection. Having
received multiple four and five-star reviews on Amazon and
Goodreads.com, Doing Max Vinyl: An Annie Ogden Mystery is loaded with
razor-sharp dialogue, ingenious plotting—and so much fun it should be
Max Vinyl is a good looking, 30 something, entrepreneur who has no moral fiber at all. His business of recycling computers and other electronics is a sham. He may sell those he can refurbish, but instead of responsibly disposing the rest, he saves a buck by dumping them in Lake Michigan. And that's not the only way he gets his hands dirty! Extortion, intimidation and all manner of illegal and immoral activities abound at TSR. Max's actions lead to all kinds of characters - of both the shady and upstanding variety - who want nothing more than to do him in.
He's got problems with women. His tree-hugging ex-girlfriend. His money-grubbing ex-wife. He's got problems with his employees, some of whom are causing trouble of their own. He's got problems with his Korean investors. It ain't easy to be Max Vinyl.
This is a well written and complicated story. Just when you think you have all the characters figured out, and you think you know what is going to happen more characters are added to the mix. Yet all of these characters are well fleshed out.
In the end who will Do Max Vinyl? You'll have to read to find out - I'm not spoiling it for ya!