The Prince of Risk

The Prince of Risk

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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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."


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2013
ISBN: 9780385535076
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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a5a22406 Oct 19, 2014

This is my first read of a Christopher Reich book. And I very much enjoyed it. Loved the Wall Street and big money investment firm info tied in with the overall plot.
Yeah, he doesn't have all the Canadian info right, but Ill give him a pass on this, till his next novel. LOL!

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megaculpa
May 21, 2014

Far-fetched and formulaic yet entertaining thriller. Hedge fund manager and his FBI agent wife save western civilization from Chinese hegemony. Just another day at the office.

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sheojuk
Feb 23, 2014

In the first few pages, an international conspiracy is shown to be so powerful, it seizes (remote) control of a Secret Service vehicle on the White House Grounds and Cabinet members die (improbably... the author seems to have forgotten the vehicle was supposedly 'armoured'). The conspiracy has successfully gotten past the NSA, CIA, FBI, and Secret Service.

But don't worry... it will be defeated by... wait for it... A HEDGE-FUND MANAGER.

If you can read this drivel, I admire your ability to suspend not only disbelief, but every shred of common knowledge and common sense.

Yeesh.

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capitalcity
Jan 22, 2014

So, Kitchener-Waterloo International Airport is located 100 miles east (yes, east) of Toronto. No wonder missed my flight. However, flying abroad, I will be ready to deal with the Royal Canadian Immigration Service upon my return. Strange, never noticed them before manning airport inspection counters. Christopher Reich exposes his cluelessness about this neck of the woods. For an American author, par for the course. Ditto the editors. This novel is over-the-top, jingoistic, headline hype. Nothing 'outside the box' here.

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Eil_1
Jan 03, 2014

Another page-turner by Reich. It would have helped if I were more knowledgeable about the stock market. However, this didn't take away from an action-packed and intriguing story.

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3dblus
Jan 02, 2014

Superbly done. Fast paced. Good action. Hard to put down.

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