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3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Reich Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2003 ISBN: 9780736698443
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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 Armageddon 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 unimaginable goal.

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 to unmask.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce Henderson | 12/24/2013

    " An enjoyable read in the thriller genre with forensic accounting being a welcome change. Plot twists kept the interest alive through the book to the end. I agree with another reviewer that jihadist terrorism is an overused schtick, but this book used it in an interesting fashion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 12/2/2013

    " A decent book about an agent using financial information to track down terrorists, but not as good as the others I've read by Reich. I was never really drawn into the story. If you haven't read Numbered Account, read it instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bluestarart Race | 9/8/2013

    " Good for a one time read.endings are disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul Vilarino | 6/9/2013

    " a lite read for the weekend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bgrayyoung | 6/8/2013

    " Another post 9/11 thriller of us vs the terrorist....in this case the money brokers. An interesting look into fanaticism. Great ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 1/12/2013

    " Much, much better than The First Billion. Devil's Banker was just about non-stop from the get go. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ace | 12/18/2012

    " Though I, personally, have had my fill of post 9-11 Arab threats and would rather avoid them if I can, I have to admit this one was pretty good and original in enough ways to hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/10/2012

    " Great author--couldn t put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shriram Narayanan | 8/6/2012

    " Not bad, interesting concept, esp using numbers to track terrorists down. Plot development, and raciness (what keeps one turning the pages) was a bit lacking "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 6/11/2012

    " did not finish this - will try another of his books but will punt this author if this one is a dud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrine | 5/5/2012

    " not as good as The Runner or Numbered Account. too many characters to keep track of. though the ending pulled it all together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/29/2012

    " Fascinating plot. Also relevant and easy reading. But for those of us looking to get the down and dirty of money laundering (in a fictional sort of way) it doesn't get detailed enough. No surprise though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Puyleart | 2/14/2012

    " Great read - keeps the reader guessing as to what will happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/17/2012

    " John Lee does a wonderful job reading this thriller. I've just discovered Reich and am enjoying his fast paced, twisty plots in an international setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tsfranklin | 11/4/2011

    " Very well written, but I just couldn't get into it until the last 100 pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 5/3/2011

    " Lots of acronyms and I'm just not that interested in reading terrorist anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 London Richter | 12/22/2010

    " Christopher Reich has done for unconventional financing what John LaCarre did for spycraft, and what John Grissom has done for the law. The dialogue is so believable, and the characters are so attractive, it makes you want to live your life all over again and choose another profession. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 London | 4/10/2010

    " Christopher Reich has done for unconventional financing what John LaCarre did for spycraft, and what John Grissom has done for the law. The dialogue is so believable, and the characters are so attractive, it makes you want to live your life all over again and choose another profession. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shriram | 3/6/2010

    " Not bad, interesting concept, esp using numbers to track terrorists down. Plot development, and raciness (what keeps one turning the pages) was a bit lacking "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 1/30/2010

    " did not finish this - will try another of his books but will punt this author if this one is a dud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 9/27/2009

    " Much, much better than The First Billion. Devil's Banker was just about non-stop from the get go. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 8/18/2009

    " John Lee does a wonderful job reading this thriller. I've just discovered Reich and am enjoying his fast paced, twisty plots in an international setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/12/2009

    " Great author--couldn t put it down.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrine | 5/6/2009

    " not as good as The Runner or Numbered Account. too many characters to keep track of. though the ending pulled it all together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 2/6/2009

    " An enjoyable read in the thriller genre with forensic accounting being a welcome change. Plot twists kept the interest alive through the book to the end. I agree with another reviewer that jihadist terrorism is an overused schtick, but this book used it in an interesting fashion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 11/24/2008

    " A decent book about an agent using financial information to track down terrorists, but not as good as the others I've read by Reich. I was never really drawn into the story. If you haven't read Numbered Account, read it instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/16/2008

    " Three stars is generous.
    This is just pulp, not much thinking, like watching an action movie in my head.
    There are too many characters and side-plots to keep track of, and the Muslim threat of terrorism is overdone.
    Yeah, three stars is very generous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 3/1/2008

    " Fascinating plot. Also relevant and easy reading. But for those of us looking to get the down and dirty of money laundering (in a fictional sort of way) it doesn't get detailed enough. No surprise though. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Reich

Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception, Rules of Vengeance, Rules of Betrayal, Numbered Account, The Devil’s Banker, and many other novels. The Patriots Club won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel in 2006.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.