Henry Krakow, loving husband, devoted dad, and lawyer for the down-and-out, tries to help a single father keep his two kids, but Henry’s good deed takes a wrong turn, and he has to fight for his family through an underworld of corrupt power brokers, Ukrainian mobsters, homicidal pole dancers, rap buskers, internet revolutionaries, and a conspiracy to rob the people of Coney Island of millions of dollars meant for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy—a conspiracy that ultimately forces him to confront the legacy of his legendary father.
A Note From the Publisher
"The Money has all the twists and thrills of a great law-and-order thriller–only with better writing. Action-packed, droll, and erudite, the attorney-turned-author David Klein is establishing himself as a literary, thinking man's James Patterson." –Julia Dahl, Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes, NBC's The West Wing
"The Money distinguishes itself with scores of sharply written twists and turns...his true calling appears to be complex crime novels packed with heart and toughness both." -Mark Wisniewski, author of Watch Me Go
"Suspenseful, authentic, and wonderfully gritty, The Money is a stunning literary debut by a writer who is sure to continue to impress." -Heather Aimee O'Neill, author of Memory Future and Obliterations
"Klein's deft mix of razor-sharp wit, astute observations, and fierce action turn this riveting tale of a knavish lawyer embarking on a perilous moral crusade into a sublime literary debut." -Nicholas Litchfield, editor of Lowestoft Chronicle
"It's a post-Hurricane Sandy Chinatown set deep in the heart of Brooklyn, its concerns not illegal diversion of water but illicit Coney Island real estate dealings." -Timothy Brandoff, author of Cornelius Sky