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 war...
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
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