An explosive novel of high finance and underworld villainy from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense.

Crime, high finances, and journalism are interconnected in this early thriller by the author of On Wings of Eagles and Lie Down With Lions. In one suspenseful, action-packed day, fortunes change hands as an ambitious young reporter scrambles to crack the story. A suicidal junior minister, an avaricious tycoon, and a seasoned criminal with his team of tough guys all play their parts in a scheme that moves "paper money" around at a dizzying pace.
Praise for the novels of Ken Follett

"[A] celebration of uncommon courage and unlikely heroes." People

"Great entertainment." The Baltimore Sun

"Gripping." —The New York Times

"Follett ratchets up the Richter scale of suspense." USA Today

"Follett really knows how to tell a story." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"His scenes whip along. And his ending is absolutely smashing." The Virginian-Pilot

"An altogether entertaining reading experience." Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A terrific page-turner. Careening thrills . . . telling historical detail . . . genuine surprises." Los Angeles Times

"Sheer suspense." The Washington Post

"Absolutely electric with suspense." San Francisco Chronicle

"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." The New York Times Book Review

"The most exciting novel in years." The Cincinnati Enquirer

"Follett is a master of crafty plot and incredible detail." Time