Purple Sunshine

Purple Sunshine Purple Sunshine meshes the Vietnam War with a thriller and a love story Before he s drafted Jimmy Purple Hayes psychedelic band was on the cusp of success getting paid getting laid and getting high

  • Title: Purple Sunshine
  • Author: Bob Calverley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Purple Sunshine meshes the Vietnam War with a thriller and a love story Before he s drafted, Jimmy Purple Hayes psychedelic band was on the cusp of success getting paid, getting laid and getting high Home on leave, he s playing blues at Clyde Bonaventure s illegal after hours Detroit club, when he falls hard for Gloria A teenage runaway, Gloria is a musical savant wPurple Sunshine meshes the Vietnam War with a thriller and a love story Before he s drafted, Jimmy Purple Hayes psychedelic band was on the cusp of success getting paid, getting laid and getting high Home on leave, he s playing blues at Clyde Bonaventure s illegal after hours Detroit club, when he falls hard for Gloria A teenage runaway, Gloria is a musical savant with a complex of emotional issues after a lifetime of abuse at the hand of her murderous pedophile stepfather A wealthy attorney and accountant, Matthew Doran keeps books for the Gargano crime family and other unsavory characters Few know or admit to knowing but Gloria knows, and she s learning about his dark secrets all the time Gloria and Jimmy share a secret They know who killed two policemen during in Detroit s urban riot, and they know why It s easy to keep secrets while they re making musical magic with their studio musician friend Roscoe It s not so easy when Jimmy s off to Vietnam and Gloria s on the streets alone Trained to fix helicopters, Jimmy finds sleeping on a mattress and eating hot chow beats being a grunt in the bush But instead of fixing them, he s a helicopter door gunner, and he s good at it He also smokes a little dope, and the corrupt first sergeant, Jubal Sypher, wants to put him in Long Binh Jail Soon Jimmy s transferred to the Headhunters, the gunship platoon, and killing is his main job His transformation from peace, love and rock and roll to violence is complete On the streets, Gloria is the hippie chick Sunshine when she s singing for her supper She can dazzle music professors or the crowd at an antiwar rally with ease She doesn t like what she s learning about herself, especially when the rage building up inside her ignites Her stepfather wants her dead The Garganos want her dead The police just want her She s proving adept at running away, especially when she literally goes underground And for the first time in her life, she s making friends But she s running out of money and her pursuers are closing in Can Detroit s sneaky five foot one homicide detective Al Checchi and Staff Sergeant Jimmy Ray Suggs, the Army s smoothly efficient CID investigator, unravel a trail of murders that stretches all the way from Detroit to Vietnam Why does the media believe that Jimmy and the U.S Army massacred than a hundred unarmed civilians Will Gloria learn to manage her rage in time save her soul Can Jimmy help her Just maybe he can Beginning with the August 1967 Detroit riot and moving to a heart pounding conclusion during the February 1968 Tet Offensive, Purple Sunshine stretches around the world from Michigan to Vietnam with non stop action and unexpected twists.

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  • There are novels about Vietnam, then there are novels that take place in the Vietnam era. To his credit, Bob Calverley’s novel, “Purple Sunshine,” manages to straddle these fictional genres and bring forth the best of both. The novel moves far beyond the common boots-in-the-jungle, war-is-hell story to one of love, a family mystery, violence, murder and evil. The novel encompasses the range of human emotions, from intense love to unmitigated hatred, and tells a great story of two young lov [...]


  • Jimmy Hayes meets Gloria Doran in Detroit on the eve of being sent to Vietnam in 1967, where he must exchange his lead guitarist role in a psychedelic rock band for the job of machine gunner in a helicopter. Gloria fascinates him as much for her body and being as her remarkable musical skills. They immediately become lovers – and just as immediately fall deeply in love.The hippy and peace-loving conscript will shortly have to find ways to come to terms with life cards, which have dealt him the [...]


  • In Purple Sunshine, the 60s counterculture collides with cops, crooks and the Vietnam War along with sex and drugs, rock and roll, war, peace and love. Jimmy Hayes, former psychedelic guitar slinger and current helicopter door gunner with a fondness for drugs, is just trying to survive his year in Vietnam. But back in the World, Sunshine, his precocious and damaged hippie girlfriend has secrets to die for. She's running from the police, the Mafia and most of all, her evil stepfather. The fast-pa [...]


  • "Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, we've all been there." Michael Herr. A thought -provoking read. Everyone from that era will identify with something in this thoughtful novel.


  • I don't normally read action novels, but I met the author of this book on a recent tour of Viet Nam and was interested in seeing what his book was like. It was amazing! The two main characters who occupy alternating chapters are young, charismatic musicians whose lives are impacted by the mafia and music scenes in Detroit, then the fighting and government intrigue in Viet Nam. Chock full of details about guitar playing and song writing on the one hand and helicopter and gun handling on the other [...]


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