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The Devil's Banker

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Thriller by Christopher Reich

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Author: Christopher Reich
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Dell
Date Published: August 3, 2004
1 review about The Devil's Banker

An Absolute Bore!

  • Apr 29, 2009
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The title to my review says it all. I stumbled through this absolutely boring "thriller" until about page 320 where there is finally something interesting. Unfortunately for this novel, there are only 389 pages so that left only 69 decent pages of writing and the only reason I even gave it two stars.

I was greatly disappointed having read "Numbered Account" by the same author which was absolutely brilliant. Perhaps he is a one hit wonder author.

In this dreadfully slow book Adam Chapel, a type of forensic accountant is on the trail of some terrorists that plan to blow up something. It is not really known to Chapel or his partner Sarah (a foreign agent) exactly what will happen because the threat comes from a tape made in the apartment of a terrorist who blew himself up with Chapel's partners. The tape is incomplete so nobody knows exactly what the threat is.

Chapel tries to learn who is involved by tracing some of the transfers to an account used by someone who paid the rent on the apartment (supposedly the terrorist). Then nothing really happens as Chapel and Sarah chase paper trails for about 250 pages.

The ending of the book is dopey and the ultimate goal of the terrorists can be guessed not too far into the book. It seems like the author rushed this book out right after September 11 and the Patriot Act to use those ideas for a book that goes nowhere!

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