Numbered Account

Numbered Account

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Former U.S. marine and Harvard Business School graduate Nicholas Neumann seems to have it all: a dream job, a beautiful fiancee, 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.show more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • 0739329146
  • 9780739329146
  • 2,129,868

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"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 "From the Paperback edition."show more

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Nicholas Neumann is living the American dream. A former US Marine and Harvard Business School graduate, he has a beautiful fiancee and an impressive job offer from a white shoe investment firm on Wall Street. But as Nick is preparing to enjoy his wonderful new life, he uncovers new information about his father--a man who was brutally murdered 18 years earlier. This evidence implicates the venerable United Swiss Bank, an institution to which his father devoted his life. Suddenly, Nick finds that he has no choice but to abandon the future he has so carefully built in order to dedicate himself to solving a mystery that has haunted him all his life. But when Nick arrives in Zurich, he finds that infiltrating the bank and its complicated system proves more difficult and dangerous than he had planned. The United Swiss Bank is built firmly on tradition and is led by the charismatic and powerful Wolfgang Kaiser, who has taken his own oath of fealty, and who maintains a strict code of honor and loyalty. When Nick finds himself at the behest of the bank's biggest client--a man known only as the "Pasha"--who wires large sums of money into and out of his numbered account, he finds that the only person he can trust is Sylvia Schon, a fellow employee at the bank, a woman who is as lovely as she is mysterious and who, for her own reasons, seems willing to risk everything for Nick. As Nick's search for the truth spirals to a climax, he finds himself in a wasteland of international intrigue where, in order to catch the criminal who murdered his father, he must become a criminal himself. "Numbered Account is a fast-paced, compulsive story that establishes Christopher Reich as one oftoday's most explosive new writers.show more

About Christopher Reich

Christopher Reich was born in Tokyo in 1961. A graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, he worked in Switzerland before returning to the United States to pursue a career as a novelist. The bestselling author of four other acclaimed novels, Numbered Account, The Runner, The First Billion, and The Devil’s Banker, he lives in California with his wife and children.show more

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