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By Michael Sears

Certainly one of Booklist's "Year's top Crime Novels"

After years in federal legal, Jason Stafford isn't any longer welcome on Wall highway. yet as a result of his monetary crime services, one company wishes him to quietly search for irregularities within the books of 1 in their junior investors, whose physique used to be simply pulled from the manhattan Sound.

Raising an autistic five-year-old on my own, Stafford can’t refuse the profitable supply. The task is meant to final weeks, tops. yet quickly he’s dealing with threats and intimidation, and extra everyone is demise. Stafford needs to struggle for his life—while suffering to save lots of his son from a unique form of danger…

Nominated for the Edgar® Award for top First Novel

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Lonely, she agreed to go “cruising” the main boulevard of the town with her sister. They were stopped in the middle of the street when a young man ran out and gave her sister a kiss. For once, Cody’s spying failed him, but only by degrees. She’d only been home for a few minutes that night when he called and demanded to know who she had been kissing. Fortunately in this case, he somehow had photos of the kiss, which demonstrated that the recipient was her sister. Obviously, he was having her followed.

Those occasions when he did eat at home, he just wanted to order pizza. The family life that she had envisioned never materialized. ” Sex was such a paradox with Cody, and he was constantly testing her. He’d ask what she’d do if he wanted her to have sex with another man. She’d say she didn’t want to. ” he’d ask. Fortunately, she saw the trap. Making him happy was one thing, but she knew if she gave in, he’d have thrown one of his temper tantrums and called her a whore. Then there was the occasion he took her to an adults-only swingers motel.

He was secretive about his past life in general. He hardly mentioned his family, except to note that he was very close to his mother. But he did tell her that he’d been married three times before; he even bragged how he put his third wife in the “loony bin” after she tried to kill him. He also said he’d been in the army, a member of the elite Airborne Rangers, who taught him the wilderness survival skills that would allow him to live in any type of country indefinitely. Tate used birth control and he used condoms, but she was soon pregnant anyway.

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