"A brilliant novel on international finance ... you will have serious trouble putting this book down." — Forbes
"The plot is pure gold." — Business Week
"Delightful glimpses into the world of supermoney." — The Wall Street Journal
"A genuine thriller, an unparalleled view of the top of the money world by a man who has been there.... Do not miss this one." — Library Journal
"Erdman has a remarkable talent for storytelling." — Time
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, this was the first thriller set in the world money market that was written by an actual financial expert. Paul Erdman's fast-paced, suspenseful story centers on a billion-dollar, top-secret coup intended to protect the U.S. dollar. In settings that range from Washington, D.C., to London, Paris, Moscow, and Beirut, a cast of memorable characters enact a plot that brings the world to the brink of the biggest financial explosion in history.