No Admission

Robert Winder, Author Viking Books $17.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-670-81221-9
Winder roots his spellbinding novel in his experiences as a British journalist and editor with an insider's eye on international finance. In London, an expert breaks into Chips, the fail-safe computer code which sends huge sums from dollar citadels in New York to Europe. Eager young British reporter Erica Sanders hears rumors about Citibank covering up the loss of $100 million and flies to Manhattan in search of a story. When Erica vanishes, her brother Ericalong with friendsis determined to find her. Switching back and forth between London and New York, the author animates the actors in a remarkably large cast: Chips's controls at the New York Clearing House; officials at Morgan Guaranty and Chase; elusive terrorists and many more, all trying to hide secrets about a conspiracy to reduce American banks to penury. The reader is treated to a tense, crisis-packed suspense/thriller with all-too-believable intimations of official chicanery. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
Paperback - 458 pages - 978-0-14-009324-7
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