Black Market Hardcover – Jun 1986
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The title refers to a national state of economic disaster after terrorists bomb strategic Wall Street sites. It also alludes to the sale of billions of dollars' worth of stolen securities, a scheme intended to cripple the United States financially. These events are made credible by the masterful storytelling of Edgar Award winner Patterson. Short, tight chapters that shift rapidly among the fascinating cast of characters successfully raise doubts about who's good and who's not as the suspense mounts. Several action scenes are rather violent and a bit gory, but they pass quickly in this fast-paced page turner. There are also some genuinely touching moments. Highly recommended. Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
'The action is fast and furious' Wall Street Journal. 'A tough, twisting tale.' New York Daily News. 'Patterson brilliantly explores dark crevices of the aberrant mind and lets us soar and dip with rollercoaster thrills.' Anne Rule --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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What makes the story work is the appealing main character, Arch Carrol. He is hardcore but still human and likeable. This is definitely not one of Patterson's best works, but it is not totally bad either.