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For Blacklight guitarist JP Kinkaid and his wife Bree, their London honeymoon should be idyllic: relaxation, music, taking care of a little personal business. However, their peaceful honeymoon gets sidetracked when legendary director Sir Cedric Parmeley enters his 25-year-old rockumentary into competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and asks Blacklight to perform a free concert to support it.
But the film Parmeley screens the night before the Festival opens is not the film the band approved. Something in that ninety minutes of altered footage poses a mortal danger to the remaining members of an old hate group.
The leader of that group is a revenant from Homicide Lieutenant Patrick Ormand's past. And Ormand will stop at nothing to take him down - even if it means putting Blacklight in the crosshairs of a sniper's scope on the red carpet at Cannes.
Deborah Grabien can claim a long personal acquaintance with the fleshpots-and quiet little towns-of Europe. She has lived and worked and hung out, from London to Geneva to Paris to Florence, with a few stops in between.
But home is where the heart is. Since her first look at the Bay Area, as a teenager during the peak of the City's Haight-Ashbury years, she's always come home to San Francisco, and in 1981, after spending some years in Europe, she came back to Northern California to stay.
Deborah was involved in the Bay Area music scene from the end of the Haight-Ashbury heyday until the mid-1970s. Her friends have been trying to get her to write about those years—fictionalised, of course!—and, now that she's comfortable with it, she's doing just that. After publishing four novels between 1989 and 1993, she took a decade away from writing, to really learn how to cook. That done, she picked up where she'd left off, seeing the publication of seven novels between 2003 and 2010.
Deborah and her husband, San Francisco bassist Nicholas Grabien, share a passion for rescuing cats and finding them homes, and are both active members of local feral cat rescue organisations. Deborah has a grown daughter, Joanna, who lives in LA.
These days, in between cat rescues and cookery, Deborah can generally be found listening to music, playing music on one of eleven guitars, hanging out with her musician friends, or writing fiction that deals with music, insofar as multiple sclerosis—she was diagnosed in 2002—will allow.
Visit her website at www.deborahgrabien.com