Christopher Reich to Bring Back Fan-Favorite Character Simon Riske in All-New Novel


After kicking off a brand new series in 2018 with The Take, New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich will continue the story international spy Simon Riske in his forthcoming new thriller, Crown Jewel

Fellow author Jeff Abbott called Reich’s cunning new protagonist Simon Riske “a character I’ll want to meet again,” a sentiment echoed Kyle Mills, the #1 bestseller of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series, who dubbed the character “irresistible.” Fans agreed as Reich’s The Take was pretty universally praised by readers and critics alike (including your truly). Thankfully, thriller fans won’t have to wait too long to meet up with Riske again, with his return scheduled for March 2019. 


Crown Jewel.jpgInternational spy Simon Riske returns in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich’s new high-stakes thriller.

Monte Carlo’s most lavish casinos have become the targets of an efficient, brutal, and highly successful group of criminal gamblers; a casino dealer has been beaten to death; a German heiress’s son has been kidnapped. Who better to connect the crimes, and foil the brilliant plot, than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? Riske – part Bond, and part Reacher – knows the area well: it’s where as a young man he himself was a thrill-seeking thief, robbing armored trucks through daring car chases, until he was double-crossed, served his time, and graduated as an investment genius from the Sorbonne.
Now Riske is a man who solves problems, the bigger and the “riskier” the better. From the baccarat tables of the finest casinos to the yachts in the marina, to the private jet company that somehow ties these criminal enterprises together, Simon Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find some way to out-think and out-maneuver villains of every stripe.
One of the most enjoyable, clever, and entertaining new series to come along in years, this sequel to The Take gives readers what they desire most: a hero we can root for, locales we wish were in, and a plot that never lets up.



Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Take, Numbered Account, Rules of Deception, Rules of Vengeance, Rules of Betrayal, and many other thrillers. His novel The Patriots Club won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Novel in 2006. He lives in Encinitas, California.

Crown Jewel, the highly-anticipated second Simon Riske thriller from Christopher Reich will bookstores on March 26th, 2019, and is currently available for pre-order here, or wherever else books are sold. 


Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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