We gave it an A-
While vacationing in Thailand, an aging rock star and his wife get mixed up with murder, kidnapping, and Homeland Security in Mark Haskell Smith?s Salty.
”A whiny cheapskate from Seattle, his head bashed in by the butt of an AK-47.”
Smith gets the details of midlevel rock stardom just right — his bumbling hero is a pot-bellied bassist for Metal Assassin — mixing laughs and satire like a cross between Carl Hiaasen and Ross Thomas. A-