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Long Way Down, by Michael SearsLong Way Down
by Michael Sears

A Jason Stafford Novel

Coming Feb. 2015 – Pre-order a copy

From the author of the acclaimed, award-winning debut novel Black Fridays, comes a story of murder, greed, and corruption—and the lengths to which one man will go for his family.

Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, is still changing him, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. He doesn’t think Philip Haley is lying. An engineer on the verge of a biofuel breakthrough, Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, and Stafford believes him when he says he’s been set up. Haley does indeed have enemies. He is not a nice man. Doesn’t make him a criminal. Read more>>

“…the tension and suspense are genuine and gripping” —Booklist

“It is not a stretch to say that this will be one of the best thrillers of 2015. The story has a touch of kindness and love between a parent who is struggling to do good for his autistic child, as well as twists and turns based on absolute greed and corruption, making this a thriller that will be unforgettable to suspense fans everywhere.” —Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian and Co-Owner of The Write Companion for Suspense Magazine

“Jason Stafford, whose first case in Black Fridays sent author Michael Sears’ critical stock soaring, has personal and professional problems of his own in his second high-stakes adventure.”  —Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

Black Fridays paperbackBlack Fridays

Now available in paperback.

An extraordinary debut thriller about murder and corruption in Wall Street — and a man’s discovery of the humanity he thought he had lost. Read more>>

» Winner of the prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for Best First P.I. Novel
» ANTHONY AWARD Nominee for Best First Novel.
» An EDGAR AWARD nominee for Best First Novel.
» THRILLER AWARD nominee by the International Thriller Writers.
» BARRY AWARD nominee for Best First Novel.

 Read Chapter 1
 Read the Publishers Weekly Starred Review

BLACK FRIDAYS is a thriller – the story of one man standing against a system that too often allows corruption to go unpunished, and risking his life in the process. It is set against the background of current day Wall Street, a milieu I know well… Read the story behind Black Fridays

“Black Fridays is the real deal: a compelling, beautifully written thriller offering a fascinating insider’s view of corruption in high places.”
—JONATHAN KELLERMAN

“Black Fridays has it all: superb writing, a riveting plot, and a hero I’m still thinking about days afterward. A must read!”
—TESS GERRITSEN

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