Title: The Organ Broker
Author: Stu Strumwasser
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
The Organ Broker is the thrilling story of an underground black
market organ dealer known as “New York Jack.” For eighteen years
Jack has been a “transplant tourism director,” sending wealthy
Americans and Europeans in need of kidneys and other organs to
third world countries where they would buy them from transplant
centers on the take. The death of a client and a newfound relationship
lead to a crisis of conscience as he is forced to choose between a
two million dollar commission—and participating in a murder. Jack
races to South Africa, Brazil, and beyond, just one step ahead of
his adversary and the FBI, in search of one small act of redemption.
As a disaffected youth in the late eighties, Jack Trayner entered the
criminal world, selling coke when he needed money to pay his way
through college. Although he later graduated from law school, an
opportunity to earn easy money eventually seduced him into the
bizarre and illegal black market for organs—a business that some
consider horrendous and a small number of others deem to be
heroic. The dual nature of this business assuaged Jack’s guilt and
allowed him to flourish, yet the death of a client makes what he is
doing all too real. The Organ Broker represents Jack’s confession.
The international black market sale of organs is very real and
operates at this very moment behind closed hospital doors in
many cities all around the world. It is a world that most people are
only vaguely aware exists, and few of us know much, if anything,
about, until now—in the pages of the confession of New York Jack.
About the Author
Stu Strumwasser studied creative writing at Cornell University and went on to pursue dual careers on Wall Street and as a musician. Stu was the founder, drummer and primary songwriter in the well-regarded indie rock band Channeling Owen in the 1990s.
Stu was born in Queens, raised in Lynbrook, and now resides in Brooklyn, New York with his two school-age, identical twin sons. The Organ Broker is his first published novel.
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“Exciting and thought-provoking—the perfect package.”
-Lee Child, New York Times # 1 bestselling author
“Tension and turmoil add up to high-stakes suspense in this
all-too-real thriller, about a seedy and sordid world that
rings with authenticity. The line between right and wrong is not
only smudged, its smeared across the page.”
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