With the help of his buddy, John, Preston scores a gig at the same struggling
Tampa microbrewery where John and wunderkind brewer Waldie work. Preston
soon replaces Waldie as brewmaster and devises a secret scheme to use the job
to pry loose $5 million of his father’s inheritance.
His plan appears to hit a snag when, early one morning, Preston discovers a
brewery security guard accidentally ground into hamburger by the milling machine.
However, Preston’s not going to let this mishap derail things. He calls the one
person he knows will help: good, old, dependable, easy-to-guilt, John, who
reluctantly caves to Preston’s cover up.
Things go fine until cheapskate brewery owner Harry enters the polluted batch of
beer in a tasting contest…and it wins!
Now Preston must devise a way to keep up the winning streak and get his money
amid the scrutiny of more mysterious disappearances.
In Trouble Brewing, Paul Abercrombie takes a satirical look at just how far some
ambitious microbrewers are willing to go to make a name for themselves and their
company. With tongue firmly in cheek, Abercrombie delves deftly into murder,
blackmail, and cover ups, all fine ingredients for an award-winning ale, and a great
Genre: Crime Satire
Imprint: Dark Alley Press
Formats: US Trade Paperback / Digital
Length: 200 pages / 60k
Published: October 2014