Christopher Reich Books In Order

Jonathan Ransom Books In Publication Order

  1. Rules of Deception (2008)
  2. Rules of Vengeance (2009)
  3. Rules of Betrayal (2010)

Simon Riske Books In Publication Order

  1. The Take (2018)
  2. Crown Jewel (2019)
  3. The Palace (2020)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Numbered Account (1998)
  2. The Runner (2000)
  3. The First Billion (2002)
  4. The Devil’s Banker (2003)
  5. The Patriots Club (2005)
  6. The Prince of Risk (2013)
  7. Invasion of Privacy (2015)
  8. Once a Thief (2022)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Assassins (2017)

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Christopher Reich Books Overview

Rules of Deception

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 wife’s possessions. In the aftermath of the assault, he discovers that his attackers one dead, the other mortally wounded were, 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 terrorism a 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.

Rules of Vengeance

A riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller Rules of Deception that confirms Christopher Reich as the master of the espionage thriller. 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 while 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. Both look forward to sharing a stolen weekend in London until an ambush on a convoy of limousines turns their romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath. In the aftermath, Emma disappears and Jonathan is apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wife’s capture. Faced with an impossible decision, Jonathan makes a daring escape. On the run, he realizes 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 realize that all along he s been a pawn in a high stakes game of international intrigue and one upsmanship far beyond his imagining.

Rules of Betrayal

The most riveting novel yet in Christopher Reich’s New York Times bestselling series featuring 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 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 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.

Numbered Account

Nicholas Neumann is living the American dream. A former US Marine and Harvard Business School graduate, he has a beautiful fiancee and an impressive job offer from a white shoe investment firm on Wall Street. But as Nick is preparing to enjoy his wonderful new life, he uncovers new information about his father a man who was brutally murdered 18 years earlier. This evidence implicates the venerable United Swiss Bank, an institution to which his father devoted his life. Suddenly, Nick finds that he has no choice but to abandon the future he has so carefully built in order to dedicate himself to solving a mystery that has haunted him all his life. But when Nick arrives in Zurich, he finds that infiltrating the bank and its complicated system proves more difficult and dangerous than he had planned. The United Swiss Bank is built firmly on tradition and is led by the charismatic and powerful Wolfgang Kaiser, who has taken his own oath of fealty, and who maintains a strict code of honor and loyalty. When Nick finds himself at the behest of the bank’s biggest client a man known only as the ‘Pasha’ who wires large sums of money into and out of his Numbered Account, he finds that the only person he can trust is Sylvia Schon, a fellow employee at the bank, a woman who is as lovely as she is mysterious and who, for her own reasons, seems willing to risk everything for Nick. As Nick’s search for the truth spirals to a climax, he finds himself in a wasteland of international intrigue where, in order to catch the criminal who murdered his father, he must become a criminal himself. Numbered Account is a fast paced, compulsive story that establishes Christopher Reich as one of today’s most explosive new writers.

The Runner

Rarely has a first novel achieved the kind of breathtaking critical acclaim garnered by Numbered Account, hailed by The New York Times as ‘smart,’ ‘sophisticated,’ and ‘wonderful.’ With The Runner, Reich dazzles us once again. Set against the seething backdrop of post World War II Germany, The Runner weaves a complex and intricately plotted tale of cat and mouse.

At the center of this fiercely compelling story is Devlin Judge, an American lawyer in Europe as part of the International Military Tribunal to try Na*zi war criminals. Haunted by his own demons, Judge has a secret agenda to find Erich Seyss, the Na*zi responsible for his brother’s death. An elite member of Hilter’s SS and former Olympic sprinter known as ‘The White Lion,’ Seyss has just escaped from an American P.O.W. camp. Determined to avenge his brother and bring Seyss to justice, Judge is plunged into immediate pursuit, menaced at every turn by forces determined to keep him from his prey. Threatened from all sides, he’ll enlist the help of Ingrid Bach, the beautiful daughter of one of the most powerful men in Na*zi Germany…
and Seyss’s former fianc e.

To track Seyss through the chaos of a destroyed nation, Judge will pay the ultimate price, putting his life on the line to reveal the dark conspiracy surrounding him. For as the hunter becomes the hunted, the chase for the White Lion becomes nothing less than a race to save the future of Europe itself.

Unfailingly gripping, rich in historical detail and brilliantly atmospheric, The Runner is a no holds barred powerhouse of a novel a true masterwork from one of the most original storytellers to enrich the modern suspense novel.

The First Billion

Christopher Reich electrified readers with Numbered Account and The Runner, his first two international thrillers. Now the New York Times bestselling author whose work has been called gripping Chicago Tribune, chilling The Denver Post, wonderful The New York Times Book Review, ratchets up the stakes in an ingeniously plotted story of nerve jangling intrigue and hot wired suspense. Using today’s cutthroat global economy as a backdrop, The First Billion explodes into a breakneck tale of betrayal, revenge, and redemption…
John Jett Gavallan is a former fighter pilot, now the high flying CEO of Black Jet Securities, an investment firm that earned its first billion before the techno dream crashed and burned. Poised for an offering crucial to his company s survival, Gavallan is banking on the riskiest gamble of his dazzling career. In exactly six days, he will take Mercury Broadband, Russia s leading media company, public on the New York Stock Exchange. But rumors of fraud have suddenly surfaced that could send the deal south. Gavallan makes a preemptive strike by dispatching his number two man fellow Desert Storm fighter pilot Grafton Byrnes to Moscow to penetrate the shadowy Russian multinational. When Byrnes fails to return, Gavallan fears the worst. But the truth is even more diabolical than he can imagine. Plunging into a desperate search for his best friend, the renegade top gun is suddenly fighting a different kind of war, where there is no safe harbor and no one he can trust. Not Konstantin Kirov, the elusive head of Mercury Broadband who may not be what he seems. Not the bankers and traders Gavallan does business with every day. Not the exotic beauty who has told him all her deepest secrets except one. Suddenly Jett finds himself trapped in a conspiracy that could shatter the delicate balance between nations and plunge the global economy into chaos. Hunted by the F.B.I. and a band of elite killers, Jett races from Palm Beach to Zurich to Moscow in a desperate search for answers. But for this brave ex commando haunted by visions of war, the truth comes at a terrible price. With Mercury rising and the hours ticking down, he is moving closer to a place where murder and revenge are the currency of choice…
and where The First Billion is the ultimate insider secret and the deadliest obsession of all. With breakneck plotting, stunning realism, and a sense of danger that keeps the heart racing, The First Billion is a knockout of a novel that will linger long after the final shocking twist is revealed. From the Hardcover edition.

The Devil’s Banker

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 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 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

The Patriots Club

Thomas Bolden grew up on the streets, his childhood a blur of fragmented memories. But now he’s 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 Bolden-with just eleven dollars in his pocket and hunters all around him-survives one violent, harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of startling discoveries: about a mysterious woman wanted for murder…about an astounding secret rooted in history, among the country’s Founding Fathers and families…about a conspiracy lurking in the darkest corners of corporate America-and 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.

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