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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Spiegelman Narrator: Scott Bric Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John March Mysteries Release Date:
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The stronghold of white-collar crime in the rarefied world of high finance—this is the setting for Peter Spiegelman's edgy, suspenseful, sharply-honed debut novel. 

At the center: John March, who walked away from his family’s venerable merchant bank for the life of a rural deputy sheriff—a life that would explode in personal tragedy and professional disaster. Three years later, he's back in Manhattan, working as a PI and running from his grief and the expectations of his wealthy family.

March takes the case of Rick Pierro, a self-made man who has everything—and who’s in danger of losing it all. An anonymous, poisonous threat has implicated him in a vast money-laundering scheme already under investigation by the feds.

March’s own investigation uncovers a blood-stained paper trail that leads him deep into the lives of both insiders and outcasts on the street. He discovers that his client may be the latest victim of a serial extortionist diabolically adept at psychological and physical intimidation, but the more March learns the more questions he has about Pierro, his wife, and the secrets hidden beneath the glossy surfaces of their lives. And the more he begins to fear that his own blood will be added to the trail before the case is closed.

With its headlong narrative, quick, incisive language, and brilliantly clarified details of finance–the legal and the illegal—Black Maps is a stunning first novel.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/23/2014

    " A well-paced thriller with solid background and an appealling protagonist, but a bit thin in the character development department. Still worth seeking the sequels, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Greg | 1/2/2014

    " Good pacing- and excitement, but the structure seems the same (down to the character roles) as the other March mysteries. Maybe that's the point of noir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 12/23/2013

    " This was so good I immediately bought and read the next one in the series. More thoughts generally about the books in that review... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug Haskin | 12/13/2013

    " A very good entry into the "Noir" category, not only for attitude & back story of the lead character, but for atmosphere as well. "

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