Title: Long Way Down
Series: A Jason Stafford Novel #3
Author: Michael Sears
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Publication Date: February 5, 2015
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, is still
changing him, 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. Haley does indeed have enemies. He
is not a nice man. Doesn’t make him a criminal.
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. And that’s exactly what happens. Soon, it is Stafford
himself who is under attack and, worse, his family—his fiancée, his
young son—and he is a fugitive, desperately trying to stay
one step ahead of both the killers and the law.
About the Author
Michael Sears — who has won a Shamus and the Silver Falchion and has been nominated for an Edgar — spent more than 20 years on Wall Street in foreign exchange, derivatives and bond trading and underwriting. His work has led him to travel extensively in the US and around the world. Before entering the financial arena, he was a professional stage actor and still loves the theater. His publication career began with Black Fridays (2012) followed by Mortal Bonds (2013).
Sears has an interest in autism and has made it an integral part of the Jason Stafford series.
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“As soon as Stafford tears into his new assignment, a buzz starts
that won’t let go. The sequence of lies and betrayals that constitute the
plot are revealed in action scenes and confrontational dialogue with
wry undercurrents, sort of Ian Fleming by way of Woody Allen…the
tension and suspense are genuine and gripping, as is the view of
a world where billionaires, like drug cartels, have hit squads.” — Booklist
“It is not a stretch to say that this will be one of the best thrillers of 2015.
The story has a touch of kindness and love between a parent who is struggling
to do good for his autistic child, as well as twists and turns based on absolute
greed and corruption, making this a thriller that will be unforgettable
to suspense fans everywhere.” — Suspense Magazine