Mortal Bonds (A Jason Stafford Novel)
Ex-Wall highway dealer, ex-con, and dedicated father to an autistic son, Jason Stafford first seemed in Black Fridays, “one of the year’s best crime debuts” (Booklist). Now, in Mortal Bonds, he is going to paintings for the rich family members of a monetary criminal…
William von Becker’s multibillion-dollar fund used to be restricted to simply the luckiest traders. Or in order that they thought.
After the home of playing cards collapses and the disgraced von Becker commits suicide in legal, his kin asks Jason Stafford to determine the place the money is—and who's focusing on them with tried kidnappings. there are many offended suspects to have a look at. yet with approximately 3 billion of von Becker’s ill-gotten cash floating round someplace, there are different events to boot. They’re made up our minds. They’re robust. And they’re no longer approximately as well mannered because the Feds…
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challenge, breaking in a brand new toothbrush. the child needed to see me take it out of the plastic wrapper and instantly douse it with mouthwash—a substance, I had controlled to persuade him, which might kill any germ. He usually asked a touch on his cuts and scrapes. Had I forgotten lunch? I bent over and checked my bag. Lunch was once there. sandwiches. American cheese on white bread, and smoked turkey, roasted pepper, and mustard on seeded rye. we might each one imagine the opposite was once devouring an abomination.
the child was once examining out loud, this time in my father’s voice. He used to be interpreting loud sufficient to listen to himself over John Lennon screaming “Twist and Shout.” A tie-less, blue-suited Washington hall commuter, evidently attempting to learn whatever on his e-reader, gave me an pissed off glance over his cord spectacles. I smiled again. enable him bitch. I had deliberately selected a teach automobile that used to be now not a “quiet automobile” at the most likely likelihood that the child wouldn't make the three-hour journey in monk-like silence.
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