Ex-Wall Street trader, ex-con, and devoted father to an autistic son, Jason Stafford first appeared in Black Fridays, “one of the year’s finest crime debuts” (Booklist). Now, in Mortal Bonds, he goes to work for the wealthy family of a financial criminal…
William von Becker’s multibillion-dollar fund was limited to only the luckiest investors. Or so they thought.
After the house of cards collapses and the disgraced von Becker commits suicide in prison, his family asks Jason Stafford to find out where the money is—and who is targeting them with attempted kidnappings. There are plenty of angry suspects to take a look at. But with roughly three billion of von Becker’s ill-gotten dollars floating around somewhere, there are other interested parties as well. They’re determined. They’re powerful. And they’re not nearly as polite as the Feds…
About the Author
Michael Sears,the author of the Jason Stafford novels Black Fridays and Mortal Bonds, spent more than twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become the managing director in the bond trading and underwriting divisions of Paine Webber and, later, Jefferies & Company, before leaving the business in 2005.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Mortal Bonds
“Stafford is a cool, edgy character.”—John Sandford
“A hero I'm still thinking about days afterward.”—Tess Gerritsen
“A twisty tale of greed…Grade: A.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Raves for Black Fridays
Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel
Nominated for the Edgar®, Anthony, International Thriller Writers’, and Barry Best First Novel Awards
“[An] exciting and compelling Wall Street thriller [with] an insider's jaded wit.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Definitely worth the investment.”—The Associated Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Well written. The author is a great storyteller. He holds your attention, making it hard to put the book down without reading at least one more page. This book would make a great movie. I look forward to his next book.
Could not put this one down. You end up liking the crook. Really good read.