Christopher Reich - Author

About the Author

Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception, Rules of Vengeance, Numbered Account, and The Runner. His novel The Patriots Club won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Novel in 2006. He lives in Encinitas, California, with his wife and two daughters.

Featured books by Christopher Reich

Rules of Betrayal

Rules of Betrayal

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2011

In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife - an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules - and discover where her loyalties truly lie.

Other books by Christopher Reich

Invasion of Privacy

Invasion of Privacy

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2015

One woman's quest to discover the truth behind her husband's death will pit her against a new generation of cutting-edge surveillance technology and the most dangerous conspiracy in AmericaInvasion of Privacyis the riveting, new standalone suspense novel fromNew York Timesbestselling author Christopher Reich. On a remote, dusty road forty miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. Left to pick up the pieces is Mary Grant, Joe's young wife and mother of their two daughters. The official report places blame for the deaths on Joe's shoulders . . . but the story just doesn't add up and Mary has too many troubling questions that need answers. How did Joe's final voice mailcontaining a cryptic warning for Mary, recorded moments before the fatal shootingdisappear without a trace from her phone? Stonewalled by the FBI, Mary will be drawn into a deadly conspiracy that puts her in the crosshairs of the richest and most powerful men in America . . . and the newest and most terrifying surveillance system known to man.New York Timesbestselling author Christopher Reich is the master of crafting thrillers of the highest caliber, with nonstop action and nail-biting suspense.Invasion of Privacyis his richest, most relevant novel to date and will have readers hooked from the first page to the last. Your privacy is for sale.From the Hardcover edition.

Prince of Risk

Prince of Risk

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

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.

Numbered Account

Numbered Account

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2012

Someone murdered Nick Neumann's father.Now, seventeen years later, new evidence emerges implicating his father's employer, Zurich's venerable United Swiss Bank. Nick is willing to do whatever it takes to find his father's killer - even if it means abandoning a glittering career on Wall Street and a beautiful fiancee.And when he infiltrates the bank in his search for the truth, he finds himself plunged into a world where everything - gold, power, even life and death - has its price. Sinking ever deeper into this clandestine world of unbridled greed and treachery, Nick turns to an alluring but dangerous woman with an agenda of her own, and soon learns that in order to catch his father's murderer he, too, must become a criminal. As the bank comes under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Nick finds himself protecting the one man who may hold the key to the truth - the key to his father's murder. And as his search intensifies, as Nick gets closer to the answers, he must face the fact that his own life could be the final sacrifice he has to make.

Rules of Betrayal

Rules of Betrayal

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2011

In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife - an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules - and discover where her loyalties truly lie.

Rules of Betrayal

Rules of Betrayal

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2010

The most riveting novel yet in Christopher Reich's New York Times bestselling seriesfeaturing Dr. Jonathan Ransom and his undercover-agent wife Emma, a dangerous woman with a mysterious past who has gone rogue in the high-stakes, serpentine world of international spies. In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the PakistanAfghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wifean enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rulesand discover where her loyalties truly lie. Rules of Betrayal is a masterfully plotted novel that cements Christopher Reich's reputation as one of the most admired espionage thriller writers today.From the Hardcover edition.

Rules of Vengeance

Rules of Vengeance

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

It is six months since Jonathan Ransom foiled the attack on an Israeli jet that threatened to plunge the world into war. He has spent the last six months in hiding in South East Asia avoiding having to confront his wife's double life and the lie that was their eight-year marriage. Now Emma has initiated a reconciliation which Ransom reluctantly goes along with. They meet in London and vow to start over with no more secrets between them. But only minutes after they reunite, they bear witness to a terrible act of violence. A band of gunmen ambush a convoy of limousines carrying the U.S. Secretary of State and the Saudi Arabian Oil Minister to a secret meeting. Caught in the midst of the attack, Jonathan and Emma take matters into their own hands. When the violence subsides, the Saudi Minister has been killed, all of the terrorists are dead, and Emma is missing. Despite their actions, Jonathan and Emma fall under suspicion. Pursued by MI5, Jonathan knows that his only path to freedom lies in tracking down his wife. To do so, he must learn once and for all the truth behind her identity, and whether she has renounced her ways as a spy. Or if he, Jonathan Ransom, is the ultimate pawn in a game far beyond his imagining.

Rules of Vengeance

Rules of Vengeance

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2009

Months after foiling an attack on a commercial jetliner, Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa. His wife, Emma, desperate to escape the wrath of Division (the secret American intelligence agency she betrayed), has vanished into the netherworld of international espionage. Jonathan and Emma are eager to share a stolen weekend in Londonuntil an ambush on a convoy of limousines turns their romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath.In the moments after the attack, Emma disappears and Jonathan is apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wifes capture. Faced with an impossible decision, Jonathan makes a daring escape, realizing that his only option is to become a spy himself in order to track down Emma and discover the true nature of the conspiracy she appears to be masterminding. In the process, Jonathan begins to understand that all along hes been a pawn in a high-stakes game of international intrigue and one-upsmanship . . . far beyond his imagining.From the Compact Disc edition.

Rules of Vengeance

Rules of Vengeance

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/2009

It is six months since Jonathan Ransom foiled the attack on an Israeli jet that threatened to plunge the world into war. He has spent the last six months in hiding in South East Asia avoiding having to confront his wife's double life and the lie that was their eight-year marriage. Now Emma has initiated a reconciliation which Ransom reluctantly goes along with. They meet in London and vow to start over with no more secrets between them. But only minutes after they reunite, they bear witness to a terrible act of violence. A band of gunmen ambush a convoy of limousines carrying the U.S. Secretary of State and the Saudi Arabian Oil Minister to a secret meeting. Caught in the midst of the attack, Jonathan and Emma take matters into their own hands. When the violence subsides, the Saudi Minister has been killed, all of the terrorists are dead, and Emma is missing. Despite their actions, Jonathan and Emma fall under suspicion. Pursued by MI5, Jonathan knows that his only path to freedom lies in tracking down his wife. To do so, he must learn once and for all the truth behind her identity, and whether she has renounced her ways as a spy. Or if he, Jonathan Ransom, is the ultimate pawn in a game far beyond his imagining.

Rules of Deception

Rules of Deception

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Doctor Jonathan Ransom thought he knew everything about his wife Emma until she was killed in a tragic skiing accident in the Swiss Alps. They had been married for eight years, eight blissful years in which they had travelled the world together. But the day after her death a mysterious letter addressed to her arrives at their hotel. When he opens it, his beliefs begin to unravel -- fast. . In the envelope is a railway baggage check to a suitcase that reveals an Emma far removed from the down-to-earth nurse who has been his constant and loyal companion all those years. In it he discovers the clues to a double life. Was she having an affair? When is your wife not your wife? And when she is not your wife, who is she? The answers begin right outside the train station where two policeman are waiting - to kill him. There are more answers as Jonathan escapes and the action sweeps him through Switzerland on a quest to discover the truth abut Emma. He is pursued by ruthless killers, entangled in an international conspiracy that touches all the world's Security Services and which will end in a denouement which is as breathtaking as it is totally unexpected.

Rules of Deception

Rules of Deception

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2008

Dr. Jonathan Ransom, world-class mountaineer and surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his beautiful wife, Emma, when a blizzard sets in. In their bid to escape the storm, Emma is killed when she falls into a hidden crevasse. Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a remote railway station only to find himself in a life-and-death struggle for his wifes possessions. In the aftermath of the assault, he discovers that his attackersone dead, the other mortally woundedwere, in fact, Swiss police officers. More frightening still is evidence of an extraordinary act of betrayal that leaves Jonathan stunned. Suddenly the subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin, Jonathan is forced on the run. His only chance at survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind the secret his wife kept from him and in stopping the terrifying conspiracy that threatens to bring the world to the brink of annihilation. Step by step, he is drawn deeper into a world of spies, high-tech weaponry, and global terrorisma world where no one is whom they appear to be and where the end always justifies the means. Rules of Deception is a brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit written by the master of the espionage thriller for the twenty-first century.

Devil's Banker

Devil's Banker

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2008

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 warThe 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 unimaginable goal. Hurtling us from the winding alleys of Pakistan to the elite banking houses of Europe, The Devils Banker creates an adrenaline-fueled world where following the money has never been more dangerous, and evil has never been harder to unmask.From the Hardcover edition.

Patriots Club

Patriots Club

Author: Christopher Reich Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2006

Thomas Bolden grew up on the streets, his childhood a blur of fragmented memories. But now hes managed to put his past behind him, find the woman he wants to share his life with, and carve out a successful career on Wall Street. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A bizarre kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life, his face everywhere on the TV news, and a violent, shadowy organization is framing him for crimes he did not commit. Desperately trying to get back to where he was just a day before, Bolden must re-learn the survival skills of his hardscrabble boyhood. But as Boldenwith just eleven dollars in his pocket and hunters all around himsurvives one violent, harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of startling discoveries: about a mysterious woman wanted for murderabout an astounding secret rooted in history, among the countrys Founding Fathers and familiesabout a conspiracy lurking in the darkest corners of corporate Americaand a deadly plan that only he can stop. And in the process, maybe Bolden will also find out who he really is....Furiously paced, filled with brilliantly drawn characters from politicians to patriots, from Wall Street players to battle-hardened cops, The Patriots Club is vintage Reich: brilliant, breathtaking, and impossible to put down until the final unforgettable page is turned.

The Patriots' Club

The Patriots' Club

Author: Christopher Reich Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2006

The Patriots' Club. It has existed for two hundred years. A secret organization controlled by the country's most influential citizens. In that time it has exercised an iron grip on the country's direction. But all that is about to change. Thomas Bolden is an all-American success story. He has overcome his past to carve out a brilliant career on Wall Street. Bolden is a man who has it all. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life. Within hours he is wanted for murder. As he endures one harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of ever more startling discoveries. Yet nothing is more shocking than the truth Bolden learns about the past and his own inevitable confrontation with the Patriots' Club.

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