The Nightworkers: A Novel

The Nightworkers: A Novel

Selfon, Brian
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An electrifying debut crime novel about a Brooklyn family of money launderers thrown into chaos when a runner ends up dead and a bag of dirty money goes missing.

Shecky Keenan’s family is under fire—or at least it feels that way. Bank accounts have closed unexpectedly, a strange car has been parked near the house at odd hours, and Emil Scott, an enigmatic artist and the family’s new runner, is missing—along with the $250,000 of dirty money he was carrying. Shecky is a money launderer living in Brooklyn with his niece and nephew, and while his deepest desire is to keep his little makeshift family safe, that doesn’t stop him from taking advantage of their talents: Kerasha’s a quick-fingered thief, and Henry serves as his bagman. They love one another, but trust is thin when secrets are the family trade. And someone will be coming for that missing money—soon.

Inspired by a career that has included corruption cases and wiretaps as an investigative analyst for New York law enforcement, Brian Selfon unspools a tale of crime and consequence through shifting perspectives across the streets, alleys, bodegas, and art studios of Brooklyn. The Nightworkers is a crime thriller with a mystery at the center of its big, beating heart. What really happened to Emil Scott, and what can the future possibly hold for a family when crime is what keeps them together?

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (October 5, 2021)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250800190