The Prince of Risk

The Prince of Risk

Large Print - 2014
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"Robert 'Bobby' Astor is a rising New York hedge fund manager on the cusp of making his biggest, most daring killing yet. But everything changes when his father, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in a brazen, mystifying attack on the south lawn of the White House while en route to deliver a terrifying secret to the President of the United States. In the wake of the attacks, Astor sees the business he built crumble around him and finds himself on the brink of ruin. A cryptic clue leads him deeper into the web of lies surrounding his father's murder, and Astor stumbles onto a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to wipe out not only Astor's own fund but to destroy the entire foundation of the financial system of the United States" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2014
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781611739206
1611739209
Branch Call Number: LPF REI NVD
Characteristics: 551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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a5a22406 Oct 19, 2014

This is my first read of a Christopher Reich book. And I very much enjoyed it. Loved the Wall Street and big money investment firm info tied in with the overall plot.
Yeah, he doesn't have all the Canadian info right, but Ill give him a pass on this, till his next novel. LOL!

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megaculpa
May 21, 2014

Far-fetched and formulaic yet entertaining thriller. Hedge fund manager and his FBI agent wife save western civilization from Chinese hegemony. Just another day at the office.

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sheojuk
Feb 23, 2014

In the first few pages, an international conspiracy is shown to be so powerful, it seizes (remote) control of a Secret Service vehicle on the White House Grounds and Cabinet members die (improbably... the author seems to have forgotten the vehicle was supposedly 'armoured'). The conspiracy has successfully gotten past the NSA, CIA, FBI, and Secret Service.

But don't worry... it will be defeated by... wait for it... A HEDGE-FUND MANAGER.

If you can read this drivel, I admire your ability to suspend not only disbelief, but every shred of common knowledge and common sense.

Yeesh.

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capitalcity
Jan 22, 2014

So, Kitchener-Waterloo International Airport is located 100 miles east (yes, east) of Toronto. No wonder missed my flight. However, flying abroad, I will be ready to deal with the Royal Canadian Immigration Service upon my return. Strange, never noticed them before manning airport inspection counters. Christopher Reich exposes his cluelessness about this neck of the woods. For an American author, par for the course. Ditto the editors. This novel is over-the-top, jingoistic, headline hype. Nothing 'outside the box' here.

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Eil_1
Jan 03, 2014

Another page-turner by Reich. It would have helped if I were more knowledgeable about the stock market. However, this didn't take away from an action-packed and intriguing story.

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3dblus
Jan 02, 2014

Superbly done. Fast paced. Good action. Hard to put down.

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samin30
Jul 21, 2016

samin30 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 1

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