Blackbird, Farewell

By Robert Greer
(Frog in Well, Hardcover, 9781583942505, 338pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2008 Indie Notables
“This story of a murdered college basketball star on his way to the NBA is a great read. After this, you will want to read Greer's other C.J. Floyd mysteries.”
-- George Scott, Eagle Eye Book Shop, Decatur, GA


Description

Shandell “Blackbird” Bird has everything going for him, or so he thinks. Recently selected number two overall in the NBA draft, the 6'8", 250-pound superstar has a gleaming new ride and a salary and athletic shoe contract that make him an instant millionaire. What he doesn’t have is the ability to bury secrets from his past. When Shandell is found shot to death at mid-court, his best friend and college teammate Damion Madrid sets out to find the killer. Damion is well meaning but naïve; luckily his godfather is gumshoe CJ Floyd. Floyd and his partner, Flora Jean Benson, are there to watch his back as Damion stumbles down a shadowy trail that leads to Shandell’s purported peddling of steroids and big-game point shaving. When he discovers a “Blackbird” he never knew and is able to put a face on Shandell’s killer, Damion finds himself in over his head. Will CJ be there in time to prevent his godson from joining Shandell? Featuring the vivid characters and streetwise dialogue that have made the CJ Floyd series a critical and commercial success, Blackbird, Farewell is a punch-packing whodunit that exposes the dark side of the pro-athlete good life.




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.

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