Publishers Weekly: "Action-driven crime novel . . . with German thugs, drug dealers, and an ex-CIA agent who claims that the U.S. government wants Jimi dead. Hendrix fans may enjoy Mertz's portrait of the iconic musician." Somebody is out to murder rock star Jimi Hendrix, but Jimi's old army buddy who calls himself Soldier is on hand to help. The 1970 London rock scene comes alive in a violent, fast-paced thriller that mixes fact and myth about one of rock's greatest legends.
Stephen Mertz's 40-year-plus career includes ghosting Don Pendleton paperbacks, authoring his own page-turners such as The Korean Intercept ("an adrenaline rush": Booklist), and creating the current adult western series Blaze! now in its fourteenth installment. He is also the author of the high-octane M.I.A. Hunter series. In short, Mertz is a master of the men's adventure novel. He lives in Arizona and is at work on another novel.