Tower of Babel / Michael Sears.
- 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Crookston Public Library||M SEA (Text)||33500013374707||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||M SEA (Text)||33500013374699||New||Checked out||05/07/2021|
- ISBN: 9781641291958
- ISBN: 1641291958
- Physical Description: 394 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Soho Press, Inc., 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
"Queens, New York - the most diverse place on earth. Native son Ted Malloy knows these streets like the back of his hand. Ted was once a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, but after a spectacular fall from grace, he has found himself back on his home turf, scraping by as a foreclosure profiteer. It's a grubby business, but a safe one - until Ted's case sourcer, a mostly reformed small-time conman named Richie Rubiano, turns up murdered shortly after tipping Ted off to an improbably lucrative lead. With Richie's widow on his back and shadows of the past popping up at every turn, Ted realizes he's gotten himself embroiled in a murder investigation. His quest for the truth will take him all over Queens, plunging him into the machinations of greedy developers, mobsters, enraged activists, old litigator foes and old-school New York City operators."--Publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
The first in a new series by Shamus Awardâwinner Sears is full of terrific writing and richly developed characters. Ted Malloy is a down-and-out ex-lawyer from Queens who used to be an up-and-comer. He'd be the first to admit he's a bottom-feeder these days, doing investigatory work on grotty cases through a surrogate who still has a law license. When a former con artist who never really left that life behind is murdered, Ted is coerced by the man's rather shady widow into trying to find out who killed him. Was the dead man working a seemingly profitable (but more likely dead-end) case solo? Did it get him killed? Will it get Ted killed? Sears got a late start as a novelist (he was 61 when he published his first novel, Black Fridays, 2012), but his Jason Stafford financial thrillers have made quite an impression with critics and readers, and this new series promises to be just as strong. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Michael Sears spent over twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become a managing director for Paine Webber and Jefferies Financial before leaving the business in 2005 to pursue writing full-time. His books, a number of which are national bestsellers, have been nominated for—and received—numerous awards, including the Edgar. An avid sailor, he lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with his wife, poet and artist Barbara Segal, and the cat Penelope.
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