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