The Banker Who Died
The Banker Who Died

This private Swiss bank is special, and you need to be special to become a part of it.

Founded in the 19th century, Laville & Cie has a long history of private bankers who are experts at keeping the secrets of their ultra-rich clients.

After one of its employees is killed in a car accident, the bank needs someone to take over his Russian clients. These billionaires are a special breed and require a non-standard approach, meaning a banker who is ready to do whatever it takes.

And management has decided that Stanley McKnight is the right man for the job. But as the stakes are raised and Stanley finds himself caught between the tempestuous billionaire Gagarin and the law, does he really have what it takes to keep his head?

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  • Fiction
  • Special

Age Level: 

  • Adult
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American banker Stanley McKnight lands a job in Switzerland as a private banker managing the accounts of Laville & Cie’s wealthy Russian clients after his mother’s untimely death and the dissolution of his marriage. McKnight is chosen to replace his predecessor, who was killed in a freak car accident. His employers note that McKnight’s Russian heritage and ability to speak the language are a good match for their largest client, Russian billionaire Viktor Gagarin.

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Stanley McKnight, an investment advisor, moves from California to London after his mother is killed in an automobile accident. He and his wife separate after experiencing many nervous breakdowns because he blames his wife for his mother’s death.

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Stanley McKnight is a little banker in a big world in The Banker Who Died. Stanley used to work as a private banker for Goldman Sachs, but after his outstanding work there caught the attention of the heads of a rival bank, he is soon hired at Laville & Cie. Laville & Cie is a private bank based in Switzerland that caters only to the richest clientele. As such, doing well in their jobs can lead to big money for the bankers themselves. With great reward and prestige, though, comes great risk. As the bank only works with the ultra-rich, the job can be quite dangerous.

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