The Toast of Broadway
What begins as a series of bizarre murders in the theater district of Manhattan, quickly develops into a global struggle against an international criminal cabal. Anna engages a criminal mastermind in a chess game where real pieces are slaughtered. Fortunes are lost and gained. The stakes are high, the chess board global, the weapons varied but the end game objective is the same - total victory. More
~ This amazing book had me gripped from the opening page! One of the main characters Anna is smart, clever and dangerous, she is a mysterious women and you just want to know more and more. There have been some startling murders – the murders them self were just a message! I do not want to give this amazing story away but trust me this is a book you will not want to put down! Anna has a pet snake a pet panther, there is more to these pets than meet the eye! I cannot wait to get my teeth into the second in the series. I could see this incredible book on the big screen one day. This author is one to watch in the future!
~ W. H. Auden said that every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self. I say that every novel is an autobiography, of sorts, perhaps not complete but aren’t most writer’s characters some extension of a part of themselves?
~ No recent book I have read proves these suppositions to be as true as “The Toast of Broadway” by Ian MacGregger. Part magic realism, part crime novel and wholly entertaining, MacGregger’s story is international in scope and location, filled with unforgettable characters, the most notable being the psychic detective, Anna, and her assistant, Ian (how can a writer not make a character named after himself a charm?). If ever two characters prove Auden’s statement to be true, it is Anna and Ian.
~ As is true with any fine crime novel, MacGregger offers up a tense and dense pacing to the story, with action or plot development on nearly every page. But “The Toast of Broadway” is not as simple as a crime novel, it is also a study of human (and non-human?) character and a statement on world conditions in this, the first quarter of the twenty-first century.
~ MacGregger leads and the reader dutifully and happily follows through twists and turns that, unlike lesser crime novels and mysteries, cannot be anticipated. But never does he leave his audience stranded or confused – well, at least no more confused than the talented author wants them to be.
~ Ian MacGregger’s work as a writer is fantastic. There is fabulous character within the sentences, without disturbing the language. Throughout the book, I felt as if I was reading a modern Sherlock Holmes novel. I understand, there is clearly a subjective factor to style, and this one sure satisfied my personal novel taste buds. It is a story saturated in wonderful personality, and it fits perfectly with the characters.
~ This was an excellent read. I haven’t read a murder-mystery in ages, and yours I couldn’t put down. I could definitely relate to a number of these characters and was involved with each of them until the very end. Looking forward to the next edition.
~ I started the Toast of Broadway not knowing what to expect. It was truly the best book that I’ve read in a long time. Why? It was entertaining, mysterious, well thought out, and FULL of colorful characters. I couldn’t put it down. Really got pulled into the story and all the questions that arose along the way. HIGHLY recommend it. Will definitely read more by Mr. MacGregger without a doubt!!!!! Try it, You’ll love it.
~ This is a fun, easy read; a story I had a hard time putting it down. The narrative starts very quickly; I like the way the reader is dropped right into the action. The pace keeps the reader engaged throughout the tale. Prose structure contributes to the fast pacing; it reminds me of Hemingway – short, simple sentences that make the narrative easily understandable.
~ I started reading Ian MacGregger’s Toast of Broadway. DEFINITELY recommend it. Kind of a light Clancy-esque read. And never has Chinese and Korean food and drink been so fought over… politely… with a respectful bow. Even read more at lunch. CAN’T put it down! Pulls you right in! Love it so far. “Toast of Broadway” folks. Try it.