It's 1969 and the world is on fire. When rock music repoarter Tom Bean gets a tip that something is fishy about the death of The Rolling Stones' Biran Jones, he investigates and gets a beating for his troubles. That sets him on a race to stay one step ahead of shadowy killers targeting Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison as he tries to save their lives. Fast moving and noirish, this historical novel is based on actual FBI and CIA operations of the time, including the implausibility named but entirely real Operation CHAOS, which tried to disrupt opponets of the Nixon Administration.

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