When a beautiful woman hires CJ Floyd to look into the death of her famed DJ father, CJ soon discovers that the death of "Daddy Doo-Wop" is part of a bigger story, one that reaches back to Chicago in the fifties when the Mob called the tune. From payola to paychecks, from the dirtiest of deals to some old tapes that still might be worth gold, CJ stumbles into a world where a great melody can lead to a deadly refrain, and where someone has a murderous hit parade of his own.
About the Author
ROBERT J. GREER is an executive vice president and manager of real return products at PIMCO. Regarded as the first person to define an investable commodity index, he is considered a pioneer for his work with commodity indexes as an asset class.
NIC JOHNSON, a former "rocket scientist" from NASA, is an executive vice president and commodity portfolio manager at PIMCO.
MIHIR P. WORAH has a PhD in theoretical physics and is a managing director at PIMCO, where he leads the real return business.
Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow, and also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. He was chief editor of the "Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics "until 2011, and is currently coeditor of the Journal of Eurasian Studies. His recent publications include "Putin's Russia and the Enlarged Europe" (with Roy Allison and Margot Light, 2006), "Understanding Russian Politics" (2011), Developments in Central and East European Politics 5 (coedited, 2013) and Developments in Russian Politics 8 (coedited, 2014). He is currently working on the implications of EU and NATO enlargement for Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, and on changes in the political elite over the Putin and Medvedev presidencies. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.
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