Hailed as "the John Grisham of Wall Street" by the "New York
Times," Christopher Reich returns to the world he knows so
well--the dangerous, dazzling world of high finance and
international intrigue. In this ingeniously crafted thriller, the
bestselling author of Numbered Account and The First Billion
introduces his most complex and engaging hero yet: forensic
accountant Adam Chapel--and paints a frightening scenario where
terrorism is big business and money is the ultimate weapon of
The explosion that shatters the smart Parisian apartment
reverberates around the globe. In an instant, a suspected terrorist
is dead and half a million dollars has vanished. Within days, the
CIA is certain it has found a connection between the dead man and a
planned terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Determined to avert another
9/11, they have assembled an elite counterterrorist task force,
code name: Blood Money. Its mission: to follow the money trail. Its
secret weapon: forensic accountant Adam Chapel. A man who trusts
numbers more than people, Chapel has his own reasons for wanting to
get the job done-- four of his colleagues were killed in the Paris
blast. Now Chapel is thrust back into the line of fire when he
teams up with British intelligence agent Sarah Churchill. The two
are assigned to hunt down a shadowy mastermind who is moving vast
sums of money from country to country, from bank to bank, leaving
no tracks--as he prepares for an Armaggedon of his own devising.
As Chapel follows a disappearing money trail from Paris to Munich
to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, Sarah uses her elite training to
stalk the "shadow" and his elusive network. Meanwhile, their quarry
is auditing their every move, laying a twisting trail of false
clues and shocking surprises. With the clock ticking down, soon
Chapel and Sarah have only days, hours, minutes to avert disaster
as a master terrorist plots to unleash the first strike in a
brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy--with an almost unimaginable
Hurtling us from the winding alleys of Pakistan to the elite
banking houses of Europe, The Devil's Banker creates an
adrenaline-fueled world where following the money has never been
more dangerous, and evil has never been harder to unmask.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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