Black Fridays

Black Fridays, paperbackBlack Fridays

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

» Winner of the prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for Best First P.I. Novel
» An 
Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel!

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Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who got caught in an out-of-control financial situation, paid the price with two years of prison, and now is trying to put his life back together again. He’s unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible irregularities left by a junior trader who recently died in an accident. What he discovers is big — and keeps getting bigger, and more and more deadly — but it’s not his only concern. Stafford has also reclaimed his five-year-old autistic son, “the Kid,” from his unstable ex-wife, and now must learn how to make a life together with him.

The things Stafford discovers about himself in this whole process are every bit as gripping as his investigation, and when the two threads of his life come together — the results are extraordinary.

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