Don Bruns‘ books explore the seamy side of the music business, flipping the industry on it’s back and looking at the underbelly of power and corruption. Protagonist Mick Sever is a journalist who chronicles the history of rock and roll, and uncovers murder. “There’s enough crime, corruption, drugs, and slimy people in the music business to keep Mick Sever busy for a long time,” Bruns says. Bruns himself is a road weary musician who made a meager living traveling and performing throughout the United States, working with acts like Ricky Nelson, the Platters, Ray Charles and Eric Carmen. He’s released a CD of original songs called Last Flight Out. Two of the songs have been recorded by other artists. Bruns, an advertising executive, has a lot of irons in the fire. He and three friends converted an old 1905 neighborhood grocery store into a very cosy, nostalgic used book store, Bookends Used and Rare Books. Living in Ohio, the author travels to Florida and the Caribbean on a regular basis.