In some of the best suspense novels, fact and fiction intertwine themselves into chilling, believable scenarios. Clearing House describes the clandestine world of international money laundering taking place today in the streets of America, the souks of Cairo, Dubai and Peshawar and the cities of Europe, Latin America and Asia. The novel develops through the actions of two protagonists - a talented entrepreneur whose goal is to create an international money laundering empire, and an innocent banker who is caught up in the scheme. Whether the purpose is to purchase illicit drugs, evade tax, support a crooked politician or fund a terrorist cell, the techniques are disturbingly similar. The author has managed payment businesses for three of the largest financial institutions in the world, and his familiarity with New York City, Europe, Asia and the Middle East provides a rich foundation for scenes that take place throughout the world.