Fans of Caleb Carr, Erik Larsen, and Gangs of New York will love this riveting historical thriller debut, set in a 1799 New York City.Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year.Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America recovered from the financial panic of 1792, but the young country is still finding its way. When a young lawyer returns to prove his father's innocence, he exposes a massive financial fraud that the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. And reaching the highest levels, the looming crisis could topple the nation....
|Title||:||The Devil's Half Mile|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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The Devil's Half Mile Reviews
I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the details to his father's suicide. He does not believe his father would have killed himself over bad investments the way his colleagues claim that he did. Justy believes his father was murdered.
I won't give much away ...more
I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to help spice up your next diatribe.
IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, he uncovers a massive fraud that runs deep and continues to claim lives.
I was excited to read this book that takes place in the late 1700s because while I like to read historical fiction, I rarely read anything tha ...more
Decent story, but I found the use of all the Irish slang terms to be very distracting. I had to keep looking at the glossary at the end of the book so much I would lose track of what was going on in the story. I just didn’t really care what happened to majority of the characters. The only thing I really cared about was who was the murderer. If they do turn this into a series, which is certainly possible given the book ending, I will not be continuing it.
Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading.
THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY
*I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion*
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations we have today. The racial angle was well handled and I like how the book focused on the negative attitudes towards black people and Irish people. I especially like how it focused on the attitudes towards the Irish, as ...more