Mortal Bonds

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 342 pages
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From the author of the extraordinary Edgar-nominated debut novel Black Fridays, a sensational story of murder and financial corruption—and one man’s continued search for redemption.

William von Becker ran one of the largest privately held investment banks in North America, until the bottom fell out, and the whole edifice was demonstrated to be a fraud.

After von Becker dies in prison, financial investigator Jason Stafford is hired by his family. There is still a lot of missing money out there, he’s told, and they want Stafford to find it before the Feds do—and certain other parties, some of whom are nowhere near as scrupulous in their methods. Bad things start happening to the people Stafford talks to. Soon bad things are happening to him as well.

Making it worse, his treacherous ex-wife has come to town, ostensibly to visit their young son. Stafford suspects there’s more to it than that, but even he has no idea how much that visit is about to change all their lives—and send him off to the next chapter of his life.

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Review: Mortal Bonds (Jason Stafford #2)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Sears does a good job explaining financial intricacies but the good guys are too good to be true and the bad guys too numerous. The plot resolves nicely and the joys and frustrations of parenting an autistic child are authentically illustrated. Read full review

Review: Mortal Bonds (Jason Stafford #2)

User Review  - Robert James - Goodreads

Pretty good sequel. Not nearly as good as the first in this series. However, the main character shows some growth and he relies on his smarts instead of suddenly turning into a ninja warrior when ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

MICHAEL SEARS spent more than twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become a managing director at Paine Webber and Jefferies & Co., before leaving the business in 2005. He is the author of Black Fridays. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York.

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