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Black Fridays

By Michael Sears

Black Fridays
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2012,
    352 pages.
    Paperback: Sep 2013,
    432 pages.

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Mystery set against Wall Street finance backdrop has parallel plotline with autistic child as focus

Michael Sears' debut novel, Black Fridays, is a mystery/thriller set against a backdrop of Wall Street high finance. Unemployed former stock trader Jason Stafford, released from prison after a two-year incarceration for fiscal misconduct, receives a job offer that sounds like a piece of cake: review the trading records of a broker who recently died in a sailing accident. No one expects him to find anything amiss, but the company is coming under scrutiny ahead of a merger and the CEO wants to make sure everything's in order. What could possibly go wrong? Stafford of course gets more than he bargained for as he discovers the squeaky-clean trader did indeed have something to hide and the sailing "accident" starts to appear not so accidental. At the same time, Stafford is attempting to put his personal life back together, dealing with his dysfunctional ex-wife Angie and trying to connect ...

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