The Prince of Risk: A Novel

The Prince of Risk: A Novel

by Christopher Reich
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The Prince of Risk: A Novel by Christopher Reich

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385535076
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 102,063
File size: 1 MB

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.

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The Prince of Risk: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Chris Reich's books and by far this has to be his best. A great blend of action, suspense and intrigue. The idea of another Government controlling our economy coupled with the greed of some high ranking government officials of our own,wow! Add to that a terrorist plot and attack blended in and brought together another, wow!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Reich's books, so was very happy to finally get to read a new one of his. I was not disappointed. I could not put it down. It was a true page turner. The mix between the financial world in the book and criminal world are great. You always wondered when the two would collide. I recommend to anyone who wants a great book to read as you don't have to have a financial understanding to follow along the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is as good as any A list writer out there. The book is very timely as it describes nation states using the Internet to spy and manipulate computers at will. The frightening thing about this is that the mechanisms Reich reveals as the book moves along are very, very plausible. You don't find out just how devious it all is until the protagonist finds out about it all later on in the book. Very well researched, it also accurately depicts how hedge funds run, giving the reader an understandable peek into the inner workings of high finance Wall Street. Finally, it is a true page turner, hard to put down. Very well written. 
RoeCal More than 1 year ago
Just finished "Numbered Account" WOW, it's great!!! Can't wait to read other books by Christopher Reich.
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Barca6 More than 1 year ago
The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Its main plot is the attempted Chinese takeover and destruction of America through computers. While the Wall Street-based events are realistic and fascinating, financial experience is not a prerequisite to enjoying this “roller coast of a ride” story. Woven around the main storyline of the evil-intended Chinese are the risk taker’s relationships: his Wall Street tycoon dad, his ex-wife FBI terrorism specialist, his daughter, and his business associates including his Gordon Gekko-like dealings with co-workers, clients, and the press. This is a very thrilling read with old world mobster murder of all who stand in the way of the Chinese.
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Patarma6 More than 1 year ago
Very loosely plotted, and casually written. Numerous improbable sequences of events. The characters are cardboard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, keeps you guessing
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