The Bank of Fear

“Sizzling…engrossing all the way.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

The Bank of FearHit men stalk computer analyst Lina Alwen and financial investigator Sam Hoffman in pursuit of the knowledge the pair may have regarding a late Iraqi dictator’s billions. From London to Switzerland, and from Baghdad to the mysterious corners of the just-budding Internet, this spy thriller covers the map to uncover a world of corruption.


“Wholly convincing…an efficient, exciting thriller.” New York Times Book Review

“There has not been as good an espionage writer in god knows how long.” Chicago Sun-Times

“A great and gripping yarn, full of secret maneuverings and surprising plot twists. David Ignatius combines his intimate familiarity with tradecraft and his storytelling skills to create a great read for those fascinated by novels of intrigue and high adventure.” —William Colby, former director of Central Intelligence

“Total entertainment! David Ignatius, as usual, is telling you something you don’t know. This is the book of choice for your next airplane ride.” —Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist


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