Dean Alger, Ph.D., is author of five previous (nonfiction) books. The first four discussed the democratic process, elections, and the media's role in public affairs. His coauthored book, CROSSTALK (first author: Marion Just) was an award-winning landmark election, media and voters study. His fourth book, MEGAMEDIA, was highly praised by Bill Moyers and other significant figures. Moyers told Alger the book was a prime inspiration for making the much-lauded Moyers documentary for PBS, "Free Speech for Sale." Dr. Alger served as Associate Director of Communications for a winning US senate campaign (challenger), as Consultant to Minnesota's Secretary of State, as election analyst for commercial and public TV and radio. In the '90s he was a Fellow in the famous Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. His fifth book is about one of the great musical figures of the 20th century, Lonnie Johnson, plus broader musical and societal matters. He's also a singer and guitarist. His musical name, "Dr. D," was borrowed for this novel (as was some of his biography). Dr. D's powerful performance of the novel's theme song, "The Bankers' Greed Blues," with two other fine musicians is on YouTube. Search: Protest song-Bankers' Greed Blues. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more, see: www.deanalger.com, including the lyrics to "The Bankers' Greed Blues."