The Prince of Risk

  • by Christopher Reich
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism, a New York hedge-fund manager searches for the truth behind his father's murder.
The master of the financial thriller returns.
Bobby Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve in a brazen, inexplicable attack on the South Lawn of the White House. In the moments before his death, Astor's father sends Bobby a mystifying text message…a single word that Bobby soon realizes offers the only clue to the identity of his father's killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack.
As Bobby unravels the mystery behind his father's death, he crosses paths with his ex-wife, no-nonsense Special Agent Alex Forza of the FBI, who is hot on the trail of a band of elite international terrorists intent on infiltrating New York City. All the while, Bobby must fight to hold together his increasingly risky business deal. At stake is not only the survival of his company and a colossal fortune…but also a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens the entire financial system of the United States.
The Prince of Risk is Christopher Reich's most prescient, suspenseful, and entertaining thriller, a novel that anticipates the headlines of the near future and shows, once again, why The New York Times calls Reich "the John Grisham of Wall Street."


What the Critics Say

"A smart and sophisticated thriller." (The New York Times)
"Gripping." (Chicago Tribune)
"A brilliant thriller." (James Patterson)
"Tension crackles like crisp new banknotes." (People)
"Breakneck speed." (The Wall Street Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I've read Christopher Reich's prior novels... This one was not at all in the same league... Lacking luster, a little flat
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- Lilliam

Only have a problem with the reader not the story

What did you love best about The Prince of Risk?

I liked having at least 4 threads running at once. The writing was good and kept me interested.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I thoroughly enjoyed the plot. With multiple threads running the author keeps you engaged because you do not know what happens next but you care.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the scene where the FBI raid does not go as planned.

Any additional comments?

The readers pace is painfully slow in the first few chapters. I almost quit the book for this reason

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- Ken

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio