Top critical review
Over-the-top, but thrilling
on 16 March 2014
Well, this is a book to keep you engaged, but many will find that the author takes a little too much licence with his plotting.
Bobby is a wealthy hedge fund manager whose estranged father, the head of the stock exchange, has just been murdered. Alex, Bobby's ex wife, just happens to be a senior FBI agent who gets involved in the murder investigation because there are hints of a major conspiracy. Then many, except our protagonist, seem to be hunted down and killed, Alex goes rogue because she has been told to back down and we have mysterious Chinese business activity suggesting a global takeover. Alex is then brought back into the fold to lead the inevitable hunt. You get the picture.
There is nothing special about the writing, but Reich delivers a consistent pace and keeps the reader's interest up. He also does well with his scene-setting by discussing financial markets and China without being patronising or long-winded.
The story moves and keeps the reader invested - just don't expect too much reality along the way. 7/10