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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery
  • Language:English
  • Pages:266
  • eBook ISBN:9798350925593
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350925586

The Neighbor from Geneva

by F. David Ford

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"The Neighbor from Geneva" weaves a gripping tale of international intrigue and suspense, where a Swiss banker, Jack Gelt, and a former US Department of Justice lawyer, James Krieg, find their lives unexpectedly entangled when Gelt becomes the new neighbor in a quiet New Jersey town.
In "The Neighbor from Geneva," author F. David Ford crafts a spellbinding narrative that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the worlds of international finance, espionage, and organized crime. The story begins with the passing of a woman in a quaint New Jersey town, leaving her son, Jack Gelt, as the sole heir. Jack, an international private banker living in Switzerland, becomes the center of curiosity for his eager neighbors, especially when they discover he's an eligible bachelor. However, the townsfolk are oblivious to the troubles that the enigmatic newcomer will bring with him. Simultaneously, readers are introduced to James Krieg, a former United States Department of Justice lawyer who is facing the ire of American intelligence and a powerful Russian Oligarch. Determined to start anew, Krieg leaves his position at the Rialto Bank in Zurich and returns to the United States. But Krieg's return thrusts him right back into a whirlwind of banking intricacies, international espionage, and the clutches of organized crime. As he struggles to navigate this treacherous world, a ghost from his past resurfaces, setting off a chain of events that turns his life upside down. Jack Gelt and James Krieg inhabit vastly different spheres, but fate weaves an intricate tapestry that draws them together. The question looms: Will Gelt's audacious choices lead to Krieg's downfall, or will their intersecting destinies reveal deeper layers of deception and intrigue? Set against a backdrop of financial crime and global intrigue, "The Neighbor from Geneva" is a riveting thriller that explores the intricate web of power, ambition, and the unforeseen consequences of one's actions. Prepare to be swept away by a tale that blurs the lines between international finance and personal vendettas.
About the author
F. David Ford is a distinguished expert in financial crime controls, boasting a career spanning over two decades in international banks. He was based in the financial hub of Geneva, Switzerland, where he oversaw money-laundering controls for banks across the globe. Prior to his banking career, Mr. Ford served as a Special Legal Advisor in the Office of International Affairs within the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. He also brings a wealth of legal expertise from his tenure as a Navy JAG. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Paris, France, Mr. Ford's life journey has taken him across borders, including residences in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. He holds dual nationality, French and US. His academic achievements include a B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude) from Boston College, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and a Master of Laws degree in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center. Today, Mr. Ford calls Washington, DC, his home. His rich background in financial crime prevention and his extensive legal knowledge have contributed to the creation of "The Neighbor from Geneva," a riveting thriller that combines his professional insights with a flair for gripping storytelling.