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The Devil's Half Mile: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Justy Flanagan is a young Irish lawyer returning to his adopted home of New York City (still in its post-Revolution infancy) with the hope of solving his father’s suspicious death. Wall Street is a cutthroat and sinister part of town, and more bodies quickly pile up. In Justy’s campaign for truth, he comes up against a secret so terrible it may cost him his own life to uncover it. You’ll be gripped to the page until the stunning—and satisfying—conclusion.

— Kelly

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The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch 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.

"A thriller with strong, multifaceted heroes and villains, [and] tight plotting. I impatiently await the next adventure."—Patrick Taylor, NYT bestselling author of the Irish Country series

About the Author


Paddy Hirsch has worked in public radio at NPR and Marketplace for ten years. He came to journalism after serving for eight years as an officer in the British Royal Marines, and lives in Los Angeles. While The Devil's Half Mile is his fiction debut, Hirsh has also written Man vs. Markets, a nonfiction book explaining economics.

Praise For…


"A superb historical whodunit. ... Effortlessly incorporates the political and economic background of the time."—Publishers Weekly *starred review*

"A thriller with strong, multifaceted heroes and villains, [and] tight plotting. I impatiently await the next adventure."—Patrick Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Irish Country series

"Part thriller, part love story and part cautionary tale, this page-turner also carries intimations of the future.... Vivid [and] exciting."—Mary Pat Kelly, Irish America

"A tense, violent and atmospheric crime thriller set in 1799 when the white-collar criminals carried switchblades and human lives were traded like sacks of grain."—Michael Robotham, award-winning author of LIFE OR DEATH

"Fast paced and often violently brutal, this tale should please thriller readers who enjoy a twist of history"—Booklist

"A solid choice for historical fiction buffs and lovers of political plots."—Library Journal



Product Details
ISBN: 9780765399137
ISBN-10: 076539913X
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English
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Created At: 9/2/2017 11:09pm
Last Updated At: 10/23/2018 06:24am

 

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