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Dec 01, 1998
| ISBN 9780440225294
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May 17, 1999
| ISBN 9780440334057
Jan 08, 2008
| 378 Minutes
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Dec 01, 1998 | ISBN 9780440225294
May 17, 1999 | ISBN 9780440334057
Jan 08, 2008 | ISBN 9780739368381
A job he shouldn’t have taken… A woman he shouldn’t have loved… A secret he shouldn’t expose…if he wants to live.Nick Neumann had it all: a Harvard degree, a beautiful fiancée, a star-making Wall Street career. But behind the dazzling veneer of this golden boy is a man haunted by the brutal killing of his father seventeen years before.Now chilling new evidence has implicated his father’s employer, the United Swiss Bank, in the crime. Nick doesn’t know how. Or why. But he has a plan to find out: move to Zurich. Work for the same bank. Follow in his father’s footsteps. Look for the same secrets…and uncover something so shocking, so unexpected, justice may not be enough.For as a circle of treachery tightens around him, as a woman with secrets of her own enters his life, Nick makes another chilling discovery. Not just about his father but about himself. And how far he’s willing to go to find out what happened seventeen years before–when a man died and a conspiracy was born.
In his explosive debut thriller, Christopher Reich tells the harrowing story of a young man willing to risk everything–his career, his integrity, and even his life–to hunt down his father’s killer. Set in the secret, labyrinthine world of Swiss banking, Numbered Account, with its detail and intelligence, could have been written only by an insider–the author himself worked at a major Swiss bank for three years. Former U.S. marine and Harvard Business School graduate Nicholas Neumann seems to have it all: a dream job, a beautiful fiance, a future bright with promise. But beneath the dazzling veneer of this golden boy is a man haunted by the brutal killing of his father seventeen years before. And when new evidence implicates the venerable United Swiss Bank in the crime, Nick finds himself willing to do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Leaving behind everything he holds dear, Nick takes a job in Zurich with the United Swiss Bank, and is soon plunged into a world where everything–loyalty, power, even life and death–can be bought and sold for the right price. As the secrets of the venerable bank are laid bare, suddenly Nick knows far too much–about the offer he never should have accepted, about the money he never should have handled, about the woman he never should have loved. And as the darkness gathers around him, Nick is faced with a shattering truth: To catch the criminal who murdered his father, he must become a criminal himself. A work of searing intelligence and sheer storytelling genius, Numbered Account is one of those rare thrillers that not only make you sweat, but make you think.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Christopher Reich’s The Prince of Risk.
Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception, Numbered Account, and The Patriot’s Club, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for best novel in 2006. He lives in California with his family.
"Fascinating…the tension crackles."–People"Chilling detail, suspense and intrigue."–The Denver Post"Reich keeps things moving at breakneck speed."–The Wall Street Journal"Smart and sophisticated. . . Wonderfully credible."–The New York Times
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