Mortal Bonds

Mortal Bonds

  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101636442
  • 352 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Adult


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…


Praise for Mortal Bonds
“A twisty tale of greed, double-crossing and families bonds both good and very, very bad. Grade: A”— Cleveland Plain-Dealer
“Sears’ brisk plot packs in believable action while also delivering a heartfelt character study of a man trying to rebuild his life.”—Mystery Scene
“Sears expertly continues to use financial corruption as a cautionary tale about greed while delivering a heartfelt character study of a man rebuilding his life.”South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Jason Stafford, whose first case in Black Fridays sent author Michael Sears’ critical stock soaring, has personal and professional problems of his own in his second high-stakes adventure.”­—The Wall Street Journal
“The bestselling author who brought readers the unforgettable novel, “Black Fridays,” has most definitely followed up with a sequel that will blow your mind. This, like the first novel, will be one book you’ll want to read over and over again.”Suspense Magazine
“Sears’s knowledge of investment banking makes the plot compelling . . . Deft, witty prose is a plus.”—Publishers Weekly
“As densely plotted as Sears’ strong debut (Black Fridays, 2012), with complications that keep mounting in the race to the final curtain.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A touching, tense, and terrific thriller.”—Library Journal
“Sears has a good feel for New York, where most of the action is set, for the world of finance (intelligently explained), for dialogue, and for the thriller genre.”—Booklist