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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About Paddy Hirsch

Paddy Hirsch is a writer, journalist and explainer. He is the author of Man vs Markets; Economics Explained, Plain and Simple. Publisher's Weekly called the book " “A straightforward, accessible, and often hilarious overview of our financial and economic systems, products, and concepts."


    The Devil's Half Mile Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Paddy Hirsch tells the story of the first US financial crisis on Wall Street, aka the Devil's Half Mile, the Panic of 1792 and its aftermath which eventually led to the establishment of securities tra...

  • Cathy

    In The Devil’s Half Mile, the author transports the reader to a violent, dog-eat-dog world of dark alleys and even darker deeds – protectionism, violence, corruption and vice – carried out by...

  • 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...

  • SFrick

    The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirschhttps://www.publishersweekly.com/978-...The year is 1799 in NYCJournalist Hirsch makes his fiction debut with a superb historical whodunit. In 1799, after four y...

  • 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...

  • Kayleigh

    I haven't read any books set in this time period, in New York before and as a lover of historical fiction I was looking forward to reading it. Paddy Hirsch is good at setting the scene. His descriptio...

  • Joan

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...