Black Fridays

Black Fridays

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One of Booklist 's "Year's Best Crime Novels"

After two years in federal prison, Jason Stafford is no longer welcome on Wall Street. But due to his financial crime expertise, one firm wants him to quietly look for irregularities in the books of one of their junior traders, whose body was just pulled from the Long Island Sound.

Raising an autistic five-year-old alone, Stafford can't refuse the lucrative offer. The job is supposed to last two weeks, tops. But soon he's facing threats and intimidation, and more people are dying. Stafford must fight for his life--while struggling to save his son from a different kind of danger...

Nominated for the Edgar® Award for Best First Novel
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780425269046
Characteristics: 421 pages ;,19 cm.


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Jul 19, 2015

Never has Wall Street been so intriguing! i really enjoyed this debut novel and look forward to the next in the series. It can be read strictly on the level of a fast-paced thriller, but it is also thoughtful. The problems of parenting an autistic child are very well detailed and there is some reflection on the nature of redemption.

May 14, 2014

A light but suspenseful story that really has two story lines. The first being that the main character Jason has been charged with securities fraud and been sentenced to jail. The second story line is when he is released and needs to establish a relationship with his autistic son. I really enjoyed this.

Mar 05, 2014

Good, fast paced read, although a little heavy on financial market details and language. Unlikely collaboration of a recently imprisoned money guy and authorities. Interesting backstory of romance and reestablishing a relationship with his autistic son.

Jul 26, 2013

There are some likes and dislikes with this story. The dislikes contribute to frustration and the urge to get on with it from this reader. At least some of the ending provides a measure of redemption. 5 of 10 stars.

akasq Apr 24, 2013

Michael sears has a hit with his first
novel, it's fast moving, exciting and enjoyable. It's also a heart warming
story, well told! I'm looking forward
to Sears next one.

sablegirl Jan 23, 2013

I loved this book once I got past all the wall street stuff. This was just the first chapter or so. Then it became very interesting; a real page turner. I recommend this to everyone.

griffj3 Oct 08, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. The plot moves along at a steady pace, the characters are interesting and the investment investigation is intriguing.

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