The Take

The Take

by Christopher Reich

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Reissue)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316342346
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: Simon Riske Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 69,508
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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 Take 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this action-packed thriller. I look for suspense and unpredictability in my books and THE TAKE delivered exactly what I wanted. The characters are developed nicely and reek of mystery and intrigue. The line-up includes an ex-con crook / C.I. A. agent, Saudi royalty, and different Russians all with an ax to grind. Add an alluring cop and old friends and you have an excellent recipe for an exciting, emotive, and amusing thriller written by a master of his trade.
insanepoet65 More than 1 year ago
TITLE: The Take AUTHOR: Christopher Reich GENRE: Thriller PAGES: 394 After reading this book, I am convinced that Christopher Reich is a secret chess master. He sets up the board, gets the pieces in place, then kapow! Checkmate! And that is at the halfway point of the book! I am going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best book Christopher Reich has written. He has created a protagonist you want to see succeed, an antagonist you want to see fail and a whole host of character that stand in their way on either side! It starts with a daring robbery of a Saudi prince in Paris. Millions of dollars are stolen, and a leather case that has a letter that can change the world. No one gives a tinkers damn about the money. It is the letter they want, and they will stop at nothing to get it. The CIA wants the letter as do the Russians. Both parties hire thieves to get it. The two thieves worked together at one time, until a “falling out” that had one in jail. So a heist book just became a revenge book as well. Awesome! Bring it! And he did! Christopher Reich has given us a book in which you get action, adventure, a touch of romance, in a backdrop of France (Paris, Versailles, etc.) and a touch of London. Assassins abound. Sleight of hand is the rule of the day. Add double crosses, triple crosses, hell, I lost count of how many crosses, and you get one hell of a book! I will warn you (because no one else will) that the last 120 pages grab you by the throat, take you hostage, and will not let you go to sleep until you finish the book! The last book that did this to me was John Grisham’s The Firm, and that was 27 years ago! There have been others, but not like this. Bottom line, this was my third Bookgasm of the year. 5+ bookmarks out of 5!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not live up to previous work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first page, i was hooked. You won't figure it out no matter how hard you try. Deception, double cross and just plain fun. Looking forward to more with this character. Bravo!