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An international thriller based on one of the biggest bank heists in history.

Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless. He has nothing left to lose.

In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone else. She’s a valuable asset in Baghdad where the possibility of an explosion lurks at every checkpoint. Luca’s investigation proves volatile as well, and as he gets closer to the missing money, his actions begin to reverberate around the world.

In London, Richard North, a top-tier international banker and the one person who might be able to explain where the money has gone, vanishes. The manhunt for him will get Luca evicted from Iraq, separated from Daniela, and possibly end both his investigation and his life.

As usual, it’s all about the money: who has it, who’s lost it, and who’s ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, whatever the cost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war and a high-octane thriller.”

    Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • I have seldom read a more chilling and suspenseful tale. Robotham makes you see the sand, smell the burning oil and feel the bullets flying past. Most thrillers are lucky to have one great character; Robotham has given us at least four. They sweat, bleed and cry with such raw emotion that you can barely catch your breath and the words on the page feel like a million needles beneath your clenched fingers. This is a writer who will give you a slice of the Middle East you will never see on CNN or Fox. Robotham is the real deal and we can only hope he will write faster. David Baldacci
  • A fast-paced, gritty story that raises disturbing real-world questions ... will appeal to readers seeking summer fiction with depth. Library Journal
  • An absolute stunner in every possible way. The Review Broads
  • Pleasantly creepy....Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence. -- The New York Times Book Review
  • Terrific...a classic 'wrong man' thriller that puts its hero in hot water, then raises the Fahrenheit to a fever pitch....Robotham not only builds the suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist. -- People
  • Fine and ambitious [with characters who are] wonderfully human--smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling. Booklist (starred review)
  • “A well-performed thriller is a particular pleasure in audio, and Sean Barrett brings a rich, value-adding performance to Michael Robotham’s complex new tale…Barrett handles a UN Assembly of accents with effortless polish, and his pacing as the two plots race side by side is irresistible. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “The reader knows the three plots must intersect, but thanks to Robotham’s skill at characterization and the momentum he generates within each thread, the whole cloth of this fine and ambitious thriller isn’t fully apparent for hundreds of pages. Vincent, Luca, and a handful of additional characters, including Holly Knight, the young scammer, are wonderfully human—smart, determined, decent, and flawed…Thoroughly compelling.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[An] international crime thriller with short, punchy chapters…[and] plenty of murders, chases, explosion and general mayhem.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A high-voltage international thriller…terrific suspense set against an exotic backdrop.”


  • “High-octane [and] complex…Robotham, a former investigative journalist, weaves current events and white-knuckle suspense with a practiced hand.”

    Publisher Weekly

  • “[A] taut, swiftly paced thriller involving big money, big business, and big government…Robotham’s neatly constructed plot gathers speed and strength [with] an elaborate game of cat and mouse that involves some unusual suspects, and with explosions to boot.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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