'Black Fridays' by Michael Sears

Cleveland Park Library

'Black Fridays' by Michael Sears

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club January selection

Black Fridays book coverJoin us on Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of Black Fridays, which won the 2013 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

What starts as an accounting error evolves into a felony conviction for Jason Stafford, Wall Street hotshot. Released from prison and trying to build a new life, an investment firm asks him to look into possible irregularities left by a junior trader who died in an accident. Meanwhile, Jason attempts to be a good father his 5-year-old autistic son.

The investigation gives the reader some insight into intricacies of financial markets and his attempts learning to nurture his son give some insight into parenting an exceptional child. Described as a financial thriller with a heart. 

Read more on Michael Sears's website about Black Fridays and its sequel.

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Barnes and Noble, 12th and E streets, NW.