Crown Jewel

Crown Jewel

A Simon Riske Novel

Book - 2019
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"Monte Carlo's lavish casinos have become the target of a sophisticated and brutal team of professional gamblers; a casino dealer has been beaten to death; a German heiress's son has been kidnapped. Who better to connect the crimes and foil a daringly brilliant plot than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? Riske--part Bond, part Reacher--knows Monte Carlo well: it's where he was once a thrill-seeking thief himself, robbing armored trucks and leading police on dangerous car chases across the Côted'Azur, until he was double-crossed, served his time, and graduated as an investment genius from the Sorbonne. Now Riske is a man who solves problems, the bigger and riskier the better. From the baccarat tables of Europe's finest casinos to the superyachts moored in Monaco's Port Hercule to a secluded chalet deep in the Swiss Alps, Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find a way to outthink and outmaneuver villains of every stripe."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316342391
Call Number: REICH
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Casinos -- Fiction.
Spies -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Organized crime -- Fiction.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
FICTION / Thrillers / Military.
Spy fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)


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May 03, 2019

Christopher Reich knows how to keep a reader engaged. CROWN JEWEL is his latest novel starring Simon Riske. On the dust jacket is a quote from Kyle Mills on Reich's previous Riske novel, THE FAKE. Here it is, " Reich has created an irresistible character that will leave readers both wincing and cheering with every page." Sums the Riske novels to a tee. This one has auto racing (tangentially), royalty, gambling cheats, corrupted cops, murder, European gangsters, and lots of action. Hard to put it down. Great read. I can't wait to see where he goes next with Riske, based on the last two pages. No spoilers from me though.


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