New Book by Ex-Broker Shows Savagery of Floor Trading in Chicago Pits
Bill Walker, author of the popular Skywalker hiking series, has completed a comprehensive novel on the Chicago commodities business. It is believed to be the only such work of fiction to incorporate extensive trading scenes.
The book is titled Chicago Pits and follows the story of Chris Parker, a lanky Alabaman who arrives in Chicago hoping to pile up massive wealth, only to be met with fierce resistance from the powers-that-be. This includes outright violence. Ultimately, Parker decides to strike back, only to be met with retaliation by elements of the old Chicago.
Bill Walker is the author of six books, including five non-fiction books. Chicago Pits is his first novel. He worked and traded at the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and later at the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). It is available for sale on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle e-books.