Author: Joe Klingler
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Tommy has boomeranged back to his parents residence and a dead-end job after too many years in college. As he looks squarely at his next decade of life, his smartphone convinces him the time is ripe for a change. A gift from his grandfather provides the means, so he embarks on the path of blues artists and beatniks before him–and hits the road.
He immediately meets a damsel in hitchhiking distress who says her name is Mona. Her presence persuades him that the bright lights and dark clubs of Chicago might be his kind of town. So on a summer Saturday night they settle into a fancy hotel overlooking the beaches of Lake Michigan.
On Sunday…Mona disappears.
But she leaves behind more than a sweet memory that involves Tommy in a brand new cash flow problem he never imagined. While trying to sort out how to stay on the right side of the law and get back on the road, he meets a young criminologist who helps him, a DJ who doesn’t, and a librarian who teaches him about the city, women, and the art of the makeover. After truth and lies are stirred like a blue martini, being assaulted by a pink monkey, and witnessing a drive-by shooting that drowns a Ferrari–Tommy is desperate to help Mona.
If he can find her.
About the Author:
JOE KLINGLER is the author of the award-winning suspense novels RATS, Mash Up, and Missing Mona. He is a computer scientist, musician, and entrepreneur passionate about writing action-packed novels that bring awareness to real-world issues. Tune Up, the second Qigiq and Dreeson thriller and first in the Secrets of Mylin series, is his 4th novel. Joe currently resides in California and rides a BMW R1200GS adventure motorcycle.
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