Jason Stafford

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 459 ratings

Black Fridays Publisher's Summary

Sometimes a man can be redeemed. But not in the way he expects.

Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid the price with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He’s unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers is big - there are problems, all right, the kind that get you killed.

But it’s not his only concern. Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, "the Kid", from his unstable ex-wife, and then learn just what it means to make a life with him. The things Stafford discovers about himself in the process are every bit as gripping as his investigation, and when the two threads of his life come together - the results are unforgettable.

Black Fridays marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.

©2012 Michael Sears (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Black Fridays

    • By: Michael Sears
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    Sometimes a man can be redeemed. But not in the way he expects. Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid the price with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He’s unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers is big - there are problems, all right, the kind that get you killed. But it’s not his only concern. Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, "the Kid", from his unstable ex-wife, and then learn just what it means to make a life with him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it. I loved the end!

    • By John on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • Mortal Bonds

    • Jason Stafford, Book 2
    • By: Michael Sears
    • Narrated by: John Beford Lloyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    William von Becker ran one of the largest privately held investment banks in North America, until the bottom fell out, and the whole edifice was demonstrated to be a fraud. After von Becker dies in prison, financial investigator Jason Stafford is hired by his family. There is still a lot of missing money out there, he's told, and they want Stafford to find it before the Feds do - and certain other parties, some of whom are nowhere near as scrupulous in their methods. Bad things start happening to the people Stafford talks to. Soon bad things are happening to him as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Way Beyond Terrific! But Read 'Black Fridays' 1st

    • By Ted on 06-03-14

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Michael Sears
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    He approached me in the street--bone thin, gray bearded, holding out a small envelope. “The man said you’d give me five bucks for it.” Inside was a one-word message: "RUN." 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good But....

    • By Ted on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Saving Jason

    • By: Michael Sears
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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. Has he been kidnapped - or worse?

    Regular price: $27.99