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by Don Bruns

Free eBook Stuff to Die For (The Stuff Series) download ISBN: 1933515694
Author: Don Bruns
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 296
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure
Size MP3: 1133 mb
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Rating: 4.5
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The title "Stuff to Die For" sounds like a heavy dose of terror and intrigue. In my opinion the book is an action adventure of two not quite grown-up young men (24 or so) who fall, actually back into trouble.

The title "Stuff to Die For" sounds like a heavy dose of terror and intrigue. Mr. Burns creates for this story two likeable young men who are easy to root for during their dangerous encounter with villains who are not very bright to say the least. On the other hand, the first person voice of the hero shows him to be honorable, although often confused man, unable to take on adult responsibilities. His girl-friend is the source of that opinion. His buddy, with whom he confronts a range of dangers, is ambitious but not loaded with the stuff of which success is made.

Don Bruns is a writer, novelist, musician, songwriter, painter, cook, advertising executive and stand up comic who .

Don Bruns is a writer, novelist, musician, songwriter, painter, cook, advertising executive and stand up comic who has no idea what he wants to be when . .One, a Caribbean thriller collection and two, the Stuff series, a humorous look at two twenty-four year old guys in South Florida who start their own detective agency and end up neck - deep in trouble. Jamaica Blue, Barbados Heat, South Beach Shakedown, St. Barts Breakdown and Bahama Burnout make up the Caribbean books. On the other hand, it is a funny book that will entertain you during this season when we all seem to accumulate "stuff. That's the reasoning behind one of our main character's latest get rich scheme.

Bruns Do. on Bruns Stuff to die for PROLOGUE THE BRIEF ARTICLE about Salvidor Santori’s death appeared in the Miami Herald

Bruns Do. on Bruns Stuff to die for PROLOGUE THE BRIEF ARTICLE about Salvidor Santori’s death appeared in the Miami Herald. When I read that they’d found his body on top of the Colony Hotel on Ocean Boulevard in South Beach, I paid a little more attention to the story than I normally would have. Santori had twenty years in the CIA with extensive training in espionage. THE BRIEF ARTICLE about Salvidor Santori’s death appeared in the Miami Herald.

I think Stuff ti Die For would make a better movie than it does a book .

I think Stuff ti Die For would make a better movie than it does a book, which is something I never say. On the other hand, it is a funny book that will entertain you during this season when we all. Stuff to Die For: A Novel. Don Bruns is a singer and songwriter, a painter, a cook, a traveler, and stand-up-comic who has not decided what to do when he grows up. He is also the author of two mystery series. His "stuff series" showcases the unstoppable yet bumbling young private investigators, Skip Moore and James Lessor, and his "music series" features rock and roll writer Mick Severs. Don and his wife, Linda, live in South Florida.

Stuff to Die For Chasing the American Dream could leave you running for your life. Book 1 in this Series. Dedication: To my kids and their generation. Best friends James Lessor and Skip Moore are hardly on the fast track. While James works as a line cook at Cap'n.

Once we knew about the finger, you had to do your little act for us too-so we’d go back to Jackie and tell her how sad it was that you were being blackmailed with the kidnapping of your son. It really would have been a lot easier if we hadn’t gotten involved.

The Stuff Series Collection. They need trucks to haul that stuff. The Mick Sever Music Trilogy. The Mick Sever Music Series. Stuff to Die For - Don Bruns. He stood up, stretched his six-foot, lanky frame, pulled his baggy green shorts up around his bare waist, and walked barefoot down to the girls’ patio. I could see him showing them how to get maximum heat without stinking up the meat with charcoal lighter.

Best friends James Lessor and Skip Moore are hardly on the fast track. While James works as a line cook at Cap’n Crab, Skip spends his days selling – or rather, attempting to sell – security systems to people who (a) have no money, and (b) have nothing they care to protect.James and Skip aren’t upwardly mobile, but they’re about to get literally mobile when James spends a surprise inheritance on a white box truck. An investment in the future, he surmises, as these two are starting a business --solely devoted to hauling other people’s stuff. But the fledgling business takes a shocking turn when James and Skip unload the contents of their first moving job and find some unexpected cargo -- a bloody human finger.James and Skip must scramble to stay one step ahead of the perpetrators of the gruesome crime in this witty, gritty mystery about big dreams, big ideas -- and big trouble.Instead of chasing the American dream, James and Skip will be running for their lives.
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Thoginn
I think Stuff ti Die For would make a better movie than it does a book, which is something I never say. On the other hand, it is a funny book that will entertain you during this season when we all seem to accumulate "stuff."

That's the reasoning behind one of our main character's latest get rich scheme. He is James Lessor and while he's waiting for one of his ideas to actually work, he works at a fast food place and lives in a crummy little apartment with his best friend since third grade, Eugene "Skip" Moore. Skip also has a dead-end job so they mainly live on food from James' job and beer. They went to college at Sam and Dave University and have student loan debt to pay off, but even so, when James gets a small inheritance, he uses it to buy a big box truck. They will go into business hauling all that stuff people pile up and don't have room for. Forget that neither knows how to drive a truck and certainly not how to back one up.

Skip's girlfriend, Emily (good job, wealthy family, lives in high-rise) gets them their first hauling job. Jackie Fuentes has tossed out her cheating husband and needs someone to haul off all of his stuff. Accidentally, our heroes find an envelope leaking blood in the stuff. Inside is a finger with a class ring - their class! It belongs to Vic Maitlin, a guy who once saved Skip's life and is an old boyfriend of Emily's. Turns out his father is Rick Fuentes, aforesaid cheating husband. Vic is being held hostage. Everything goes downhill from there, with James and Skip right in the middle of it.

I know all of this is silly and highly improbable, but that's why it's so much fun. Just forget logic and have a good time with this one. After all, don't you have enough stress this month? I got this e-book free on amazon.com a long time ago, and this was the perfect time to read it.

Recommended for fun and stress relief
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The reader is prepared for this humorous-to-hilarious book by the opening paragraph of Chapter 1:
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Believe me, when James first suggested we start a hauling business, I would have said no way in hell if I'd known we'd be hauling a human body part. And then to be accused of kidnapping and murder? But I've only got myself to blame. I've known from the start that James Lessor could get into more trouble than any ten people. I just keep forgetting that he's always dragging me in with him.
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The narrator is Skip Moore. He and James Lessor, best friends since third grade, have a yin-yang relationship.

Women: James is a babe magnet - cute, sexy, bold. Skip is 24 going on 16 when it comes to relationships. He muses: "I read one time that if you can get a girl to laugh, you can get her into bed. I'm always afraid that they'll laugh while we're in bed."

Work: James hates his boring job as a cook at the Cap'n Crab but he's full of schemes for something to make them rich, fat and happy. Skip, who dreams small, drudges through his nondescript job trying to sell security systems in a low-rent neighborhood.

When James unexpectedly inherits $12,000 he buys a Chevy one-ton box truck and tells Skip, "It's time to break out. Skip Moore and James Lessor, entrepreneurs. Moore and Lessor, or Lessor and Moore. Have truck, will haul."

Enter Em, Skip's well-heeled, occasional girl friend. Em has just the job to get them started. She knows Jackie Fuentes, a wealthy woman whose cheating husband has moved in with his mistress. Jackie wants his belongings hauled away. James quotes her an extravagant fee for hauling the stuff to a storage shed, and the entrepreneurs are off and running, in a manner of speaking.

The stuff they're hauling includes a month's worth of the husband's mail. When Skip drops some of it, a large envelope pops open, revealing a severed finger. Worse, the finger wears a class ring from the same high school Skip and James attended. Even worse, the ring is dated the year they graduated. Obviously the finger belonged to somebody they knew, but who?

The finger should be a tip off that the wronged wife isn't paranoid when she thinks her husband is involved with international terrorists. The budding entrepreneurs decide to deliver the husband's mail anyway. Bad move. They bumble into a political conspiracy and get a taste of the dark side of real life.

One of the interesting side characters is Angel, a seemingly whacked-out Bahamian who hangs out at the Gas and Grocery and keeps up to date on what Skip and James are doing. He walks out of the shadows at times when they can really use an "angel." What's in it for Angel? Maybe the adrenaline rush. We can only guess.

STUFF TO DIE FOR is the first of a series.There's plenty to keep a reader entertained, and more than enough to carry on into a series. Others in the series are STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF (2008); STUFF TO SPY FOR (2009); DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF (2010); and TOO MUCH STUFF (2011).
Amarin
The title "Stuff to Die For" sounds like a heavy dose of terror and intrigue. In my opinion the book is an action adventure of two not quite grown-up young men (24 or so) who fall, actually back into trouble. Mr. Burns creates for this story two likeable young men who are easy to root for during their dangerous encounter with villains who are not very bright to say the least. Would you mail a freshly chopped finger in a paper envelope? These villains did.
Our two heroes try to live within the law. Don't seem to be drug users and have a diet of mostly beer. They live in separate, motley apartments. Don't have enough money to more than exist. By student loans have gotten through a not so prestigious college that hasn't gained them more than fast-food jobs.
Our guy's adventure begins when they purchase an old truck that uses more oil than gas with the intentions of starting a hauling business. Their first job with the truck is a disaster. They manage to involve several of their friends and jump headlong into more than they can handle. Salvation of their ca-Rears is due to a mysterious friend they call Angel. No, this isn't the Bowery Boys, who didn't drink beer or use profanity, but as with the Bowery Boys they get through it all through no fault of their own.
Bu
Yes, I like this book. I almost REALLY liked it for a four-star review. Make it three and a half. For a female reader, that's pretty good since I'd classify this as a male-cozy. You know, cozies that we ladies read have to do with crafts, food, and relationships. Male cozies, on the other hand, deal with trucks, eating, and buddies. Both are mysteries, Both might have varying degrees of romance/sex, plus varying degrees of mayhem/danger. Either may, or may not be humorous.

That said, this mystery goes for the light touch with off-the-wall characters, two buddies trying to get rich with a broken-down truck, and a most iffy situation. The action is fast, the danger is real, the ending is somewhat up for grabs (legally speaking). The sex is off-screen, but definitely part of the plot.

Good read.