The Lost Treasures of R&B
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2015
Duration: 5 hours 25 minutes
Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protectingrapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville,Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at theevent. An acquaintance of D's from the streets, Ice, turns out to be thecourier.
During the exchange a robbery is attempted, and Ice iswounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but, now in possession of the illicit merchandise,finds himself being chased by two gunmen. When D and his pursuers run into acorrupt detective, a bloody shootout ensues.
D, who has just moved back to Brooklyn after decades inManhattan, finds himself involved in multiple mysteries. Who were the gunmen?Why were they after the guns? Who was being set up-Asya Roc or Ice? Meanwhile,he gets a much-needed paying assignment to track down the rarest soul musicsingle ever recorded.
With gentrifying Brooklyn as the backdrop, D works to unravelvarious mysteries-both criminal and musical-while coming to terms with thefailure of his security company and the ghosts of his childhood in "oldBrooklyn." Like its predecessors The Accidental Hunter and The Plot againstHip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B uses pop music as thebackdrop for a noir-flavored big-city tale.