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This a story of a man's search for his father's killer.

Nicholas Neumann goes to Zurich to take up a job as a trainee at a bank where his father used to work. His main intention is to access old records for clues to his father's death and find out who the murderer was.
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He starts work among much competition and is soon promoted to become one of the core members of his Chairman's group. This is because he very cleverly helps the bank avert a major crisis. But in this privileged environment he soon realizes that appearances are deceptive. His affair with an ambitious older colleague gives him access to the documents that he requires to answer all his questions. But the answers are shocking and treachery shadows him. He decides to take things into his own hand and mete out appropriate justice.
Best part of story, including ending: Gripping style of writing. Gives a lot of insight into the Swiss banking industry.

Best scene in story: The scene where his suspicions are confirmed by an ex employee and colleague of his father who is now and aging junkie.

Opinion about the main character: I like the strength of purpose in his character which also has a vulnerable side.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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