The Bank of Fear by David Ignatius
A Novel

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After an Iraqi dictator's assassination, killers pursue Lina Alwen because they think she knows where billions are stashed in Swiss banks, forcing Lina to seek the help of Sam Hoffman, an American investigator, to save herself from Iraq's torture chambers.

About David Ignatius

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David Ignatius was born May 26, 1950, in Cambridge, Mass. He received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1963 and a diploma in economics from Kings College, Cambridge, England, in 1975. Ignatius's career as a reporter included a three-year stint in the Middle East for the Wall Street Journal, covering the collapse of Lebanon and the rise of terrorism. He has also written for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post (where he is an associate editor), and Foreign Affairs. In 1985, Ignatius was awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. His novels include Agents of Innocence, Siro, The Bank of Fear, and A Firing Offense.
Published May 28, 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company. 463 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Horror. Fiction

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Cynical intelligence agencies, international financiers and evil Iraqis make global mischief in this clumsy, unconvincing thriller set primarily in contemporary Europe. American Sam Hoffman works as a

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