The Banker Who Died
Stanley McKnight is at the top of his game, a private banker with charm, talent, and more than a bit of luck. When he is promoted by his private bank, Laville & Cie, to take on their largest Russian clients, it looks like his star will only continue to rise.
As the excesses of his multibillionaire client, the oligarch Gagarin, grow ever more extreme, McKnight starts to fall for the lifestyle of travel, drugs, women and fast cars, and discovers that work can also be fun. But when his presence attracts the attentions of Gagarin’s new wife, Mila, can he keep his head?
As McKnight follows Gagarin around the world, coming up with new ways to skirt the law and wash his money, he must play an increasingly feverish game of cat-and-mouse between the American government, and the state-sanctioned Russian mob.
The Banker Who Died is extravagant and utterly enthralling – and has all the breathless tension of the classic thrillers of the old school.