Black Fridays: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 18, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
58 Reviews
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

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Good mechanics, good pace, reasonable plot, but ugh. - Goodreads
Unfortunately, the surface plot gets in the way. - Goodreads
I really liked Michael's style of writing. - Goodreads
The pace is fast, the story is good. - Goodreads
Anyway, I thought the plot was good. - Goodreads

Review: Black Fridays (Jason Stafford #1)

User Review  - Kevin Kazokas - Goodreads

"Black Fridays" is about a journey. Told through the eyes of Jason Stafford, a former Wall Street trader gone rogue, the story is about Stafford's emergence from prison and attempts to piece together ... Read full review

Review: Black Fridays (Jason Stafford #1)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

It says quite a lot for the skills of Michael Sears that I not only got to the end of this book but read late into the night in order to do so, because Wall Street and its activities (and its traders ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Michael Sears spent more than twenty years on Wall Street, rising to the position of managing director in the bond trading and underwriting divisions of Paine Webber and, later, Jefferies & Company, before leaving the business in 2005. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with his wife, artist Barbara Segal, and is at work on a new novel featuring Jason Stafford and his son.

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