Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: Acid King by Maggie Abbot

Book Description

 July 25, 2013
Four long-estranged friends from London's turbulent Sixties scene of sex, drugs and rock and roll are thrown together after seventeen years when one of them accidentally discovers the secret identity of their betrayer; a man they knew only as The Acid King, a charismatic figure who orchestrated a weekend of alluring drugs ending with a bust, jail time and death.

What the friends don’t know is that a New York FBI Agent, another old enemy of the Acid King, has been on a long frustrating manhunt of his own, driven by the same rage for revenge. Until, by coincidence, he discovers the mystery man’s hidden Los Angeles location and tracks him to his lair. Resulting in a dangerous confrontation that puts lives, both guilty and innocent, on the line.

The Acid King is the thinly veiled story of the famous Redlands drug bust of 1967; an event that put Mick Jagger and Keith Richards behind bars and nearly destroyed the world’s most famous rock band. All orchestrated by an unidentified man who set them up and then disappeared.

By a strange twist of fate the Author (former film agent for Mick Jagger) met the Acid King in Los Angeles and became involved with him for several years, never knowing who he really was, until her friend Marianne Faithfull (former lover of Jagger) surprisingly identified him.

The Acid King tells the fictionalized story of what she imagined could have happened afterwards.

My Review:

Fascinating book about the drug scene on the seventies, the time that was almost the end of the Rolling Stones when two of their band members were arrested. I liked reading behind the scenes of it all, it is real cool to read how Maggie had her own connections with Mick and the Acid King.
I recommend it to read, it brings you clear light about that time.

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