THE DEVIL’S HALF MILE
The Devil’s Half Mile is a riveting historical thriller debut set in 1799 New York City. Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians… 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil’s Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father’s murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation.
Fast paced and often violently brutal, this tale should please thriller readers who enjoy a twist of history—Booklist
Man vs. Markets: Economics Explained
(Plain and Simple)
Man Vs. Markets is economics explained, pure and simple. It’s a book written for the layperson who wouldn’t know a “bond” from an “option,” and who believes that a “future” is when we’ll all have flying cars. Here is an illuminating, insightful, and wonderfully witty journey of discovery through the often confusing financial markets, offering clear, relatable explanations and definitions of the system’s various instruments, yet less simplistically than the popular …for Dummies series. Man Vs. Markets is a must-read handbook for everyday investors, for serious students of finance and economics, and for anyone trying to understand the day’s business and economics news.
New York in 1803 is rife with tension as the city expands, and whoever knows where the city will build can control it. And violence builds as a mysterious provocateur pits the city’s black and Irish gangs against each other. When a young black woman is found stabbed to death, both Justy Flanagan, now a City Marshal, and Kerry O’Toole, now a school teacher, decide separately to go after the killer. They each find their way to a shadowy community on the fringes of the growing city, where they uncover a craven political conspiracy bound up with a criminal enterprise that is stunning in its depravity. Justy and Kerry have to fight to save themselves and the city, and only then can they bring the girl’s killer to justice.
Stellar. … Hirsch makes the most of his setting and has a rich vein of potential future plots to mine. Historical mystery fans will be enthralled. — Publishers Weekly Starred Review