The Devil's Backbone

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The Devil's Backbone

By Robert Greer; Manuel Ramos (Foreword by)

Frog, Paperback, 9781583941638, 353pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

When Hambone Dolbey, a rodeo star with a deathly fear of water, turns up in a wet suit, floating in water, and quite dead, his friends know something is fishy. Two of them ask CJ Floyd to find their friend's killer. CJ quickly discovers that the dead man's colorful past encompassed a lot more then roping and riding like a kinky, forbidden, and potentially dangerous affair and some wild yarns about discovering diamonds on his property. And while CJ is unearthing a trail of shady land and diamond mining deals, he has to watch his back and his front. Not only is he hunting down a murderer who's already struck twice, but the sister of a bond skipper he's run down is laying a trap to kill him. Tightly plotted, and rich in character and detail, this classic contemporary mystery vividly evokes the new American West.

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.

Manuel Ramos is an attorney in Denver and the author of four previous novels. Director of Advocacy for Colorado Legal Services, he also teaches in the Chicano Studies Department at Metropolitan State College, Denver.

Praise For The Devil's Backbone

"A winning series."
Library Journal

"A highly readable, beautifully constructed narrative that speaks of the American West in a black voice. Floyd can visit this reviewer any time."
—Judith Kreiner, Washington Times