The Devil's Half Mile

The Devil's Half Mile

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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765399137
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  • Jessica

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solv...

  • Brian

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjo...

  • Rebecca

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own....

  • Cait

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfo...

  • Katie B

    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 comm...

  • Ashlee Caldwell

    Why only 3 stars you might ask?I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to ...

  • Carin

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to ...

  • Kirsten Love dipatri

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton’s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil’s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, ...

  • Jaclyn

    *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 wa...

  • Elaine

    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 m...