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Michael Sears

Biography

Michael Sears

Michael Sears spent more than 20 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.

Michael Sears

Books by Michael Sears

by Michael Sears - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Jason Stafford used to be a hot Wall Street trader, went too far, and paid for it in prison. Now a financial investigator, he’s been asked to look into rumors of a hostile takeover of his firm, but he has no idea it will turn his whole life upside down. Suddenly embroiled in a grand jury investigation of Mob-related activities on Wall Street, and threatened by some very serious men, he is thrust into witness protection with his young autistic son. And then his son disappears. Stafford has no choice but to come out of hiding and risk everything to save his son, his firm, his pregnant girlfriend --- and himself.

by Michael Sears - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. He doesn’t think Philip Haley is lying. An engineer on the verge of a biofuel breakthrough, Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, and Stafford believes him when he says he’s been set up. It does make him dangerous to be around, though. The deeper Stafford investigates, the more secrets he starts to uncover --- secrets people would kill for.

by Michael Sears - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William von Becker ran one of the largest privately held investment banks in North America, until the whole edifice was demonstrated to be a fraud. After von Becker dies in prison, financial investigator Jason Stafford is hired by his family to find the missing money before the Feds do --- and certain other parties, some of whom are nowhere near as scrupulous in their methods.

by Michael Sears - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

An investment firm asks former Wall Street hotshot Jason Stafford to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers are the kinds of problems that can get you killed. But Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, “the Kid,” from his unstable ex-wife. When the two threads of his life come together, the results are unforgettable.