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Black Fridays by Michael Sears

Black Fridays

by Michael Sears

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This is a well written redemption story that I found thoroughly enjoyable. The main character, Jason Stafford, is engaging, realistic, and likeable. Author Michael Sears did a superb job with this first novel and I will undoubtably continue with this series. Jason's relationship with his autistic son turned me inside-out emotionally. Just fantastic, Mr. Sears. I "read" the Library of Congress Talking Books version, excellently narrated by Jason Culp. ( )
  briellenadyne | Aug 5, 2017 |
The first in a crime series, this novel features a financial trader who has just been released after serving 2 years in jail. He is hired by a firm to uncover any financial irregularities prior to an anticipated SEC investigation after the suspicious death of one of its traders. More interesting to me than the mystery was the protagonist's relationship with his autistic son, "the Kid", his efforts to obtain custody from his unstable ex=wife, and his coming to terms with the trials of living with an autistic child. As a crime novel, this book was barely ok. As a father/son story it was half-way decent. ( )
  arubabookwoman | Feb 28, 2017 |
What a surprisingly good book! I picked this up in the Barnes and Noble clearance section with little hope that it would be good and I actually ended up with a winner! Very well written, characters that are fully drawn and impossible not to become engaged with - just an all around great read. This book also depicts autism in a very realistic, respectful way. I know many of us were hoping that the last book from [a:Lisa Genova|978484|Lisa Genova|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1223921088p2/978484.jpg], [b:Love Anthony|13547381|Love Anthony|Lisa Genova|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1339757265s/13547381.jpg|19112521] would fit that bill of telling a great story about autism, and in my opinion it failed miserably. Nevertheless, this was a great read and I am looking forward to reading the rest in the series. ( )
  Maureen_McCombs | Aug 19, 2016 |
It shows when an author 'writes what they know'. Well done and I second Jonathan Kellerman in that this is a compelling, beautifully written thriller. ( )
  kalyhi | Aug 10, 2016 |
Former Wall Street trader, Jason Stafford, has just been released from federal prison having served two years.m. Blackballed by every trading firm, he is hired by a company to investigate the trading of a young man who has just turned up dead. Along with the investigation, he must also work to help his autistic son. ( )
  creighley | Feb 24, 2015 |
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Struggling to rebuild his life after a two-year prison term for unscrupulous choices, former Wall Street hotshot Jason Stafford is tapped by an investment firm to investigate the suspicious death of a junior trader.

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