Black Fridays

Black Fridays

Book - 2012
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Sometimes a man can be redeemed. But not in the way he expects.

Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid the price with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He's unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers is big - there are problems, all right, the kind that get you killed.

But it's not his only concern. Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, "the Kid," from his unstable ex-wife, and then learn just what it means to make a life with him. The things Stafford discovers about himself in the process are every bit as gripping as his investigation, and when the two threads of his life come together - the results are unforgettable.

Black Fridays marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
ISBN: 9780399158667
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 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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