Author: Richard Abbott
PACIFIC BEACH BLUES A Novel by Richard Abbott iUniverse, Inc. New York Lincoln Shanghai Pacific Beach Blues Copyright © 2005 by Richard Abbott All.
Retired pro football quarterback Tommy Quinn has a few issues-recurring concussions, a beach house with tons of deferred maintenance, zero ambition, and a signing bonus squeezed by partying and tequila. It doesn't stop there. Tommy's ex-girlfriend, supermodel Aya, is on the run after her new boyfriend is found brutally murdered. Turns out he welshed on a big-time hood and Aya has the proof. Just to make matters worse, the cops won't leave Tommy alone, based on the assumption that Aya might contact her old flame. Tommy's resting easy because he knows something they don't-that he's a deadbeat and she would never look to him for protection. But as usual, Tommy's mistaken, and it lands him in some very pretty places with some very ugly people . Tommy finds himself pulled into a wild ride pitting him against a sadistic killer, crank heads that redefine the word loser, wise guys, and all-around oddballs in this raunchy roller-coaster. It's Paradise with a kick. "Pacific Beach Blues is terrific! Smart, intense, vivid, and the plot unfolds and twists nicely." -Steve Kuusisto, National Book Award Nominee, Planet of the Blind