Michael Sears 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. Black Fridays was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Shamus, and ITW Thriller Award, winning the Shamus. Mortal Bonds won the Silver Falchion Award for best crime thriller. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with his wife, the artist Barbara Segal, and is at work on the next novel featuring Jason Stafford and his son.
Elvis Presley is born in 1935 and, a little over 20 years later, he would have his first #1 single on the US charts, forever changing the landscape of popular culture and ushering in a new age of celebrity superstardom.