Gus Russo has been an investigative reporter for over twenty years, the author of six nonfiction books, and writer and/or producer of many national and international documentaries for major networks. His books have received Book of the Month Club and History Book Club Featured Selections, three have been optioned for films, and The Outfit was a Pulitzer nominee. Russo was a professional musician, composer, bandleader, and private instructor. In that incarnation, he played with, or in tandem with, many well-known acts. He currently feeds his musical passions as leader of the Baltimore-based sextet, “String Theory,” which features songs by Django Reinhardt, Johnny Mercer, Dan Hicks, and Nat King Cole.