A Calculated Risk

· Open Road Media
7 reviews

About this ebook

A female financial whiz plans the perfect bank heist in this “high-tech, high-stakes” thriller from the #1 international-bestselling author of The Eight (The Washington Post).

 Verity Banks is the one of the most powerful women in finance, but she still reports to a man. Her boss not only refuses to implement her security plan to safeguard customers’ deposits, he also sabotages her shot at becoming director of security at the Federal Reserve. Outraged, Verity decides to take revenge by hitting her boss where it will hurt the most: right in his company’s balance sheet. She is about to begin her assault when she hears from the last person she ever expected to see again, Zoltan Tor.
A brilliant computer scientist who taught Verity everything she knows, Zoltan will help her if she agrees to an outlandish wager: Which of them can steal $1 billion, invest it to make $30 million in three months, and return it before anyone notices? Verity can use a computer; Zoltan will do it the old-fashioned way. To beat Zoltan at his own game, Verity will risk her fortune, her professional reputation—and her life.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

Ratings and reviews

7 reviews
Jonel B. (Pure Jonel)
September 5, 2015
This was an intriguing and enjoyable novel. Neville had me wrapped up in the plot and rooting for the characters. The story was well developed and the narrative kept me up to pace. The twists and turns kept me on my toes, yet Neville never threw anything at me out of left field. I loved that this was an intellectual adventure. I love the strength of the female main character. He presence is definitely command attention throughout, and I appreciated the fact that she didn`t perpetually need to be saved. The relationship between the main characters did give me a moment of giggle. It melded with the plot well, yet at the same time was superfluous to it. The plot fascinated me, the characters intrigued me. Together, this was a novel that I had a hard time walking away from. It`s the mark a great novel. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
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Timothy Patterson
January 9, 2016
Delightfully tortuous, like life for those who have lived.
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June 2, 2024
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About the author

Katherine Neville is the New York Times–bestselling and #1 international bestselling author of spellbinding adventure novels. The Washington Post called her groundbreaking first novel The Eight “a feminist answer to Raiders of the Lost Ark.” In a national poll by the noted Spanish newspaper El País, it was voted one of the top ten books of all time. She has written three other novels: the New York Times Notable Book A Calculated RiskThe Magic Circle, and The Fire, the sequel to The Eight.
Neville’s novels, which have been published in more than eighty countries, have been enriched by her twenty-year career as an international computer executive and consultant, which took her to live in six countries on three continents and twenty-six of the United States. She has also worked as a portrait painter, a commercial photographer, and a model. To learn more, visit her at www.katherineneville.com.

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