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Crown Jewel: Simon Riske Series, Book 2
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International spy Simon Riske returns in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich's new high-stakes thriller.Monte Carlo's most lavish casinos have become the targets of an efficient, brutal, and highly successful group of criminal 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 the brilliant plot, than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? Riske - part Bond, and part Reacher - knows the area well: it's where as a young man he himself was a thrill-seeking thief, robbing armored trucks through daring car chases, 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 the "riskier" the better. From the baccarat tables of the finest casinos to the yachts in the marina, to the private jet company that somehow ties these criminal enterprises together, Simon Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find some way to out-think and out-maneuver villains of every stripe. One of the most enjoyable, clever, and entertaining new series to come along in years, this sequel to The Take gives readers what they desire most: a hero we can root for, locales we wish were in, and a plot that never lets up.
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Christopher Reich. (2019). Crown Jewel: Simon Riske Series, Book 2. Unabridged Hachette Book Group.

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        Simon Riske returns for another car-studded adventure.Riske is a restorer of high-end automobiles--Ferraris, Bugattis, that sort of thing--who moonlights as a problem-solver to the wealthy, and this second caper (The Take, 2018) takes him to southern France and Monaco in the service of Toby Stonewood, managing partner of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. Toby has been losing money, millions of dollars, from his casino, and he wants Riske to try to uncover how he is being cheated and who is doing it. Riske is well-qualified to undertake this assignment, having spent his younger years with the Corsican mob and being familiar with the ways of gangsters. His cover will be that he is to take part in the Concours d'Élégance scheduled there and drive in a time trial. When fate drops a Ferrari Daytona in his figurative lap, Riske is off to the races. After minor complications on French highways, Riske arrives in Monte Carlo and quickly identifies the individuals involved in the casino scam. In addition, he makes the acquaintance of Vika, a particularly compelling woman, and allows himself to become involved in her problems. Vika's mother has recently died in an automobile accident--the authorities rule it suicide, but Vika knows that cannot be correct, because her mother had poor vision and rarely drove at all and never at night. Further, Vika's mother left Vika a disturbing voicemail that suggests she felt herself to be in some danger. Riske and Vika meet circumstantially, and Riske helps Vika try to sort out what really happened. After Vika is threatened, then assaulted, Riske intervenes and learns she is in fact a princess and also that her assailants are members of the same Bosnian gang that is bleeding the casino. Unraveling the connection, rescuing the princess, and driving fast cars exceedingly well keep Riske busy. Falling in love, even with a princess, seems a little déclassé for Simon Riske, whose loner identity was molded in a French prison, but Vika seems a pretty nice girl, and she's worth billions.Monaco, fast cars, rich women, bad Bosnians--what more is there?

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        Simon Riske, introduced in The Take (2018), is an international problem-solver with a checkered past who operates on both sides of the law. So the London-based American is just the person Lord Toby Stonewood, the mega-wealthy Duke of Suffolk, retains to uncover the cheating that is costing his famous Monaco casino millions. At his Monaco hotel, Riske encounters a striking German woman, who introduces herself simply as Vika Brandt, shortly before he saves her life from a car careening toward her on an isolated mountain road. When she reveals that she's actually a princess and heir to the von Tiefen und Tassis fortune, she asks his help in looking into the death of her mother, which police say was accidental but Vika doubts. At every turn in both investigations, Riske sees the number of people he can trust narrowing, as the two trails inevitably become one. Reich's solid tradecraft and nonstop action are humanized by the hint of a relationship of the heart and by the presence of Vika's 12-year-old son, who becomes a skilfully played pawn. A stylish international thriller.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2019, American Library Association.)

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