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Numbered Account by Christopher Reich
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Aug 12, 10

bookshelves: 2010
Read in August, 2010

A decent book, but there's just too much of it. Reich tries to pace this thriller about an American working for a corrupt Swiss bank by using an upcoming shareholder meeting as a ticking clock. Will the protagonist be able to unravel the bank's connection to a Middle Eastern drug lord and solve the mystery of his father's murder before the bank suffers a hostile takeover? It seems like the shareholder meeting device should work, but the book sags for a few hundred pages in the middle (hence 2 stars, not 3). The setting in Zurich is a plus; the mundane drug-lord antagonist is a minus. I think this was the author's first book so I'd consider reading the later ones--the problems here are rookie mistakes.
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