Thomas Bolden grew up on the streets, his childhood a blur of fragmented memories. But now he's managed to put his past behind him, find the woman he wants to share his life with, and carve out a successful career on Wall Street. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A bizarre kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life, his face everywhere on the TV news, and a violent, shadowy organization is framing him for crimes he did not commit.
Desperately trying to get back to where he was just a day before, Bolden must re-learn the survival skills of his hardscrabble boyhood. But as Bolden-with just eleven dollars in his pocket and hunters all around him-survives one violent, harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of startling discoveries: about a mysterious woman wanted for murder...about an astounding secret rooted in history, among the country's Founding Fathers and families...about a conspiracy lurking in the darkest corners of corporate America-and a deadly plan that only he can stop. And in the process, maybe Bolden will also find out who he really is....
Furiously paced, filled with brilliantly drawn characters from politicians to patriots, from Wall Street players to battle-hardened cops, The Patriots Club is vintage Reich: brilliant, breathtaking, and impossible to put down until the final unforgettable page is turned.
About the Author
Christopher Reich was born in Tokyo and grew up in Los Angeles. He was employed by the Bank of Switzerland where for many years he worked in the bank's private banking department in Geneva before joining the department of mergers and acquisitions in Zurich. In 1995, Reich decided to pursue writing full-time. Numbered Account, a New York Times bestseller, was his first novel. He lives in California with his wife and two daughters.
"This is a roller-coaster ride.... Reich keeps the tension level appropriately high throughout, and Bolden is an engaging "ordinary guy" protagonist."—San Francisco Chronicle
"I thoroughly enjoyed the intrigue and suspense that Reich creates as well as the multi-dimensional characters.... An engaging read."