Patrick Kelly



Pity the poor drug cartels with their billions in US paper currency. Who will bank them?

Kenji Tanaka.

Born Peruvian-Japanese and educated at Harvard, Kenji is fluent in Spanish, Japanese, and English. He has a beautiful lawyer, a giant bodyguard, and a master plan to become the banker for the cartels by laundering their cash and reinvesting it in legitimate real estate ventures.

So when a nosy US co-investor learns of Kenji’s true purpose, Kenji does the only smart thing he can: He has the snoop murdered.

How could Kenji know he just killed Joe Robbins’s best friend?

Join Joe Robbins as he embarks on a quest for justice that takes him into the back offices of white-collar crime, through the labyrinth of mysteries at the DEA, and on into the heart of the terrifying and merciless cartel world.

The Cartel Banker is the second book in a financial thriller series featuring finance executive Joe Robbins. Patrick Kelly’s financial thrillers are chock-full of suspense, bursting with action, and topped off with a trace of romance.

Each of the novels in the series can be read on a standalone basis.

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“This was a great book and kept my attention the whole way. I was so wrapped up in the story that I read it in one sitting.” - Amazon reviewer

“Joe may be  good CFO, but he’s an even better detective and carries the mystery like a seasoned professional.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Patrick Kelly is the Austin version of John Grisham, but with more of a business grounding.” - Brett Hurt, Founder of Bazaarvoice, Coremetrics, and Hurt Family Investments

“Austin readers will particularly appreciate it, as it takes place here, complete with restaurants, roads, and terrain that Austinites will know well.” - Amazon reviewer

“Patrick Kelly clearly knows the world of finance and the city of Austin and uses this knowledge to write a taut and very entertaining book.” - Amazon reviewer

“Joe Robbins is a well developed character and the story line kept me interested from beginning to end!” - Amazon reviewer