Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.55 × 6.5 × 1.3 in
Published: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385535066
ISBN - 13: 9780385535069
About the Book
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Numbered Account" and the Rules of Deception series returns to the treacherous world of Wall Street. This high-octane financial thriller is set at the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism.
Read from the Book
1 Jump!” Bobby Astor curled his toes over the lip of the chimney and looked down at the pool 20 feet below. It was a big pool with plenty of room to land. Even so, his knees were shaking and it required his last measure of courage to stand up straight. The problem wasn’t just the height. It was the leap. He had to carry a good 6 feet of flagstone to make it to the water. Call it 8 feet to the safety zone. Anything shy and he’d get a mouthful of cement. It was not the smartest bet he’d ever accepted. “Two mil,” came another voice. “You can do it!” “Come on, Bobby. We don’t have all night.” The $2 million wasn’t a bet exactly, but more like a pledge. All Astor had to do was jump from the chimney into the pool and the money would go to charity. Last year he had brought in a million seven walking across a bed of hot coals. The year before he’d parachuted out of a chopper onto the beach. It dawned on him that the stunts were growing increasingly dangerous. It might be better to skip next year altogether and just write a check. “Hold your horses,” said Astor, with a bravado he had no right to claim. “Let me enjoy the view.” Afternoon thundershowers had left the sky clear. Stars glittered across the evening canopy. Up the coast, the lights of Amagansett on the eastern shore of Long Island glowed invitingly. Closer, the breakers fizzed like seltzer on the black sea. Along Further Lan
From the Publisher
At the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism, a New York hedge-fund manager searches for the truth behind his father’s murder.
The master of the financial thriller returns.
“Christopher Reich is a superstar.”—Lee Child
Bobby Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve in a brazen, inexplicable attack on the South Lawn of the White House. In the moments before his death, Astor’s father sends Bobby a mystifying text message . . . a single word that Bobby soon realizes offers the only clue to the identity of his father’s killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack.
As Bobby unravels the mystery behind his father’s death, he crosses paths with his ex-wife, no-nonsense Special Agent Alex Forza of the FBI, who is hot on the trail of a band of elite international terrorists intent on infiltrating New York City. All the while, Bobby must fight to hold together his increasingly risky business deal. At stake is not only the survival of his company and a colossal fortune . . . but also a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens the entire financial system of the United States.
The Prince of Risk is Christopher Reich’s most prescient, suspenseful, and entertaining thriller, a novel that anticipates the headlines of the near future and shows, once again, why The New York Times calls Reich “the John Grisham of Wall Street.”
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER REICH is the New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account, Rules of Deception, Rules of Vengeance, Rules of Betrayal, The Devil''s Banker, and many other thrillers. His novel The Patriots Club won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Novel in 2006. He lives in Encinitas, California.
“The Prince of Risk is a terrific thriller, written by a guy who knows what he''s doing. Check it out. I think you''ll love it.”
"The Prince of Risk will knock your socks off.  Christopher Reich seamlessly weaves the high-stakes world of hedge funds and international terrorism into a frightening, big-time thriller that pulls you into his world and rockets ahead like a runaway train.  Reich knows how to deliver, and does."
"At the moment I''m reading a great new financial thriller by Christopher Reich, The Prince of Risk. One thing Doug [Preston] and I love to do in our books is come up with scary but credible near-future scenarios--and crafting just such scenarios is a talent Reich has in spades.”
Critical Raves for NUMBERED ACCOUNT:
“A smart and sophisticated thriller.”
– The New York Times
– The Wall Street Journal
“Tension crackles like crisp new banknotes.”
“A brilliant thriller.”
– James Patterson
“Taut, sophisticated….The inner sanctum of Swiss banking.”
– Nelson DeMille
– Chicago Tribune