Whispering Pine Pr Intl Inc Alex Payton has a perfect memory for numbers. She knows the number of days it's been since she buried her mother. She knows how many bugs she's unearthed in the databases of the Helvetia Bank of Zurich. Switzerland. She knows exactly how deep she is in debt after getting her MBA-in dollars, in euros, and in years of work to get out.But when she discovers a mysterious bank account hidden in the depths of the bank's records, Alex has to deal with big numbers and bigger consequences. The account is a Treuhandconten, opened by an anonymous Jew in trust to protect his family's money from the Nazis' rampage through Europe in World War II. But more than half a century later, no one has claimed the account. An untold fortune might await the rightful heir. But in the meantime, an international web of deceit, intrigue, treachery, and murder has spun around the treasure, and Alex's job-and her life-are in danger. With the son of the original trustee, Alex searches for a living heir to the fortune. Her pursuit takes her across three continents and pits her against a daunting network of modern crime . . . and the crimes that linger along the dark path of the past.
Baker & Taylor When Alex Payton uncovers a Treuhand account, one of many set up to protect Jewish families' identities from Nazi persecutors during World War II, she searches for the fate of the family and becomes entangled in an international web of treachery and betrayal.