'It was on Tuesday that old Ben Rosselli, president of First Mercantile American Bank and grandson of the bank's founder, made an announcement – startling and somber – which reverberated through every segment of the bank and far beyond. And the next day, Wednesday, the bank's “flagship” downtown branch discovered the presence of a thief, beginning a series of events which few could have foreseen and ending in financial wreckage, human tragedy and death.'
The genius of a master story-teller combines money, people and banking in a tense and absorbing story of the financial and personal crises behind the solemn bronze doors of a major bank.
Interwoven with the employees' dreams, passions, rivalries and secrets, are currency, credit frauds, embezzlement, a prison gang-rape, the mafia and call-girl sex to sweeten even the most irregular business deals.
The Money Changers blends action, suspense, mystery and torrid love scenes in a powerfully entertaining novel that is one of Arthur Hailey's best.