The Take Read Online Free - From New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich, an international spy thriller featuring Simon Riske: one part James Bond, one part Jack Reacher
Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his job title, lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. He is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn't expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch.
Riske has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. A gangster by the name of Tino Coluzzi has orchestrated the greatest street heist in the history of Paris: a visiting Saudi prince had his pockets lightened of millions in cash, and something else. Hidden within a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world. The Russians have already killed in an attempt to get it back by the time the CIA comes knocking at Simon's door.
Coluzzi was once Riske's brother-in-arms, but their criminal alliance ended with Riske in prison, having narrowly avoided a hit Coluzzi ordered. Now, years later, it is thief against thief, and hot on their trail are a dangerous Parisian cop, a murderous Russian femme fatale, her equally unhinged boss, and perhaps the CIA itself.
In the grand tradition of The Day of the Jackal and The Bourne Identity, Christopher Reich's The Take is a stylish, breathtaking ride.
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
February 19, 2018
Christopher Reich is back with the debut novel in a new series, which has much potential to grow into something electric and throughly entertaining. After a well-orchestrated heist in Paris leaves a Saudi prince’s convoy disrupted and a large sum of money stolen, the thieves realize that they hav...
January 31, 2018
I thought this book was ok but not great and that was probably due more to my preferences than to the book. It reminded me of why I avoid spy thrillers. The plot was too complicated, there were too many characters and too much double and triple-dealing.
Simon Riske is hired to retrieve a stolen l...
January 01, 2018
When a book has swearing and curse words throughout the book, I always give the lowest rating, no matter what the rest of the book is like. I do not recommend this book to Christians or Teens. It is amazing how an author can put his own character into a fiction book.
February 06, 2018
This windy story was a let-down compared to Reich's other works. While there were murder and mayhem, it never comes together all the way to its weak end. Fact is, I may be rating it a star too high. Not recommended. 3 of 10 stars
January 23, 2018
This novel spun a good story. it had a good pace to it and it was an enjoyable read. Once critic said that it had a lot of swear words in it-that is simply not true, maybe a couple at most lol. The main character was a good guy to root for maybe a little over the top. I thought the end was maybe...
January 14, 2018
I enjoyed this action-packed thriller. I look for suspense and unpredictability in my books and THE TAKE delivered exactly what I wanted.
The characters are developed nicely and reek of mystery and intrigue. The line-up includes an ex-con crook / C.I. A. agent, Saudi royalty, and different Russian...
January 18, 2018
A great thriller about a heist in Paris!!!
January 15, 2018
Thank you to Mulholland for the opportunity to read and review this ahead of its pub-date! This was a fun, fast-paced, and sexy read. I was delightfully surprised by the three dimensional characters and plot that kept spinning twists until the very last minute. Reich makes a daring move in includ...
February 16, 2018
A little different than other books by Christopher Reich, The Take is a fun and enjoyable read. Simon Riske is a reformed criminal who in addition to owning his own automobile restoration shop in London also takes freelance jobs for insurance companies and other entities to solve problems as th...
January 29, 2018
When it comes to the thriller genre, Christopher Reich is “un auteur par excellence” who skillfully takes the reader on fresh, credible and exhilarating journeys through fascinating places and events most people can only dream about. His new character, Simon Riske, walks the line between sinner a...