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The Organ Broker

(2015)
A novel by

 
 


The Organ Broker, which was named a finalist for the 2015 Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime writing, is the story of Jack Trayner-known as New York Jack-an underground black market organ dealer. After years of selling "life," Jack's conscience begins to overcome his resolve for this ghastly business. His desire for redemption is fueled by his new relationships with a woman named Michelle and a young man named Mark.

As a disaffected youth in the late eighties, Jack entered the criminal world, selling coke when he needed money to pay his way through college. Although he later graduated from law school, an opportunity to earn easy money eventually seduced him into the bizarre and illegal black market for organs-a business that some consider horrendous and a small number of others deem to be heroic. The dual nature of this business assuaged Jack's guilt and allowed him to flourish, yet the death of a client makes what he is doing all too real. The Organ Broker serves as Jack's confession and his attempt at redemption as he tries to save one last innocent patient and potential donor, instead of closing his biggest sale ever-one that would require a premeditated murder.

The international black market sale of organs is real and operates at this very moment behind closed hospital doors in many cities all around the world. It is a world that most people are only vaguely aware exists, and few of us know much, if anything, about, until now-in the pages of the confession of New York Jack.

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Praise for this book

"Exciting and thought-provoking-the perfect package." - Lee Child


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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Organ Broker: A Novel
Author(s): Stu Strumwasser
ISBN: 1-62872-523-0 / 978-1-62872-523-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Organ Broker: A Thriller
Author(s): Stu Strumwasser
ISBN: 1-62872-705-5 / 978-1-62872-705-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Organ Broker: A Novel
Author(s): Stu Strumwasser
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Organ Broker: A Novel
Author(s): Stu Strumwasser
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Organ Broker: A Novel
Author(s): Stu Strumwasser
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA