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Can't Buy Me Love
by Dan McNeil   

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Category: 

Historical Fiction

Publisher:  Pulse Type: 
Pages: 

335

Copyright:  Sept. 12, 2012
Fiction

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Four aging bank robbers attempt to rob a New York bank during the hour the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.

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The Beatles' first performance in the U.S. was a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion. For many of the 73 million people tuned in to watch, it was a life-changing experience. In fact, there is an urban legend that says that in the hour they performed on that February night in 1964, not a major crime was committed in New York City.

Or was there?

Meet Sonny Carter, an aging bank robber just recently released from prison after a 25-year stretch for bank robbery. Unrepentant, Sonny is determined to finish what he started back in '39: knocking over New York City's prestigious Hudson National Bank and Trust Company. It's not gonna be easy, though. Banks are a whole lot tougher than they used to be, and the members of his old gang are just about ready for the retirement home. And if that wasn't enough, adding insult to injury is the fact that the stool pigeon responsible for Sonny's lengthy incarceration is now the president of the very bank he wants so desperately to hit. This time, however, Sonny has a plan that just might prove to be foolproof, thanks to two unlikely sources: a sexy bank employee with secrets and a shady past, and the four unsuspecting mop tops from Liverpool about to make their historic American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Can't Buy Me Love is a lighthearted suspense novel featuring four ex-cons who plan and execute a five-million-dollar heist. In one night, these partners in crime face conflict with New Jersey mobsters, unexpected love, loss, and bittersweet triumph during one of the most important eras in American Rock & Roll history.




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A highly recommended read
Can't Buy Me Love is a witty, mysterious, suspenseful story with characters (even the bad guys) that are funny as hell. There's something for everyone in this book---especially if you're a Beatles Fan, and even if you're not, you will absolutely enjoy the way Dan McNeil has taken real life events in that time period and weaved them into the story, with a behind the scenes look at what took place before the Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. This book has intrigue for the thriller reader, a mystery for the sleuth-type reader and a love story to satisfy all readers who want some love in their books, shaping this book into a well-rounded read.

Dan McNeil draws you into Sonny Carter's up-for-another-bank-job world from the beginning and will leave you riveted to the book until you're finished. It's one of those books that you can't put down.

I like all the characters, not just the main characters because even the secondary characters were three-dimensional and likeable (I have a soft spot for Morrie and I know you will too, once you read his journey in the book).

This book would make a great movie. I could picture Jason Statham playing Sonny.


Great Read
I read this in 2 days, couldn't put it down. Absolutely a great story with the a moment in history as a backdrop. I think it would make a great movie. Great job, hope Dan has more stories to tell.

Can't Buy me Love
A thrilling read from beginning to end. I was totally hooked. I've also read Judas Apocalypse by Dan McNeil and I can't wait for the next book. Keep 'em coming!!!


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