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Joseph Finder

Autor/a de Paranoia

50+ obres 8,269 Membres 327 Ressenyes 25 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Joseph Finder was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1958, and spent his early childhood in Afghanistan and the Philippines. He received a B.A. in Russian studies from Yale University and a M.A. at the Harvard Russian Research Center. He also served as a teaching fellow at Harvard from mostra'n més 1983-84. His first book, Red Carpet: The Connection between the Kremlin and America's Most Powerful Businessmen, was published in 1983 and is a nonfiction account of Western capitalists making profits from trade with the communist world. His first novel, The Moscow Club, was published in 1991. His other novels include Extraordinary Powers, The Zero Hour, Paranoia, Power Play, and the Nick Heller series. Company Man won a the Barry and Gumshoe Awards for Best Thriller and Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel. High Crimes was adapted into a 2002 Fox film starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Finder's novel, The Fixer, made The New York Times best seller list in 2015. In addition to fiction, he writes on espionage and international relations for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: reading at the National Book Festival, Washington, D.C. By slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2,


Obres de Joseph Finder

Paranoia (2004) 1,504 exemplars
Vanished (2009) 806 exemplars
Killer Instinct (2006) 748 exemplars
Power Play (2007) 722 exemplars
Company Man (2005) 713 exemplars
Buried Secrets (Nick Heller) (2011) 559 exemplars
High Crimes (1998) 552 exemplars
The Fixer (2015) 355 exemplars
The Zero Hour (1996) 327 exemplars
Suspicion (2014) 321 exemplars
Guilty Minds (2017) 308 exemplars
The Moscow Club (1991) 268 exemplars
Extraordinary Powers (1993) 250 exemplars
The Switch (2017) 247 exemplars
Judgment (2019) 170 exemplars
Plan B: A Nick Heller Story (2011) 97 exemplars
Paranoia [2013 film] (2013) — Writer — 30 exemplars
Red Carpet (1983) 23 exemplars
No Hiding Place (2006) 18 exemplars
Paranoia and Company Man Tp (2006) 7 exemplars
Instinto assassino (2000) 2 exemplars
Punainen tori klo 11.00 (1991) 2 exemplars
Tiesnese : romāns (2019) 1 exemplars
Paronia 1 exemplars
The Survivor 1 exemplars
Nāves viesulis : romāns (2018) 1 exemplars
Mednieka instinkts (2008) 1 exemplars
Bezdibeņa malā (2016) 1 exemplars
Bukharin In Paris 1 exemplars
מחשבה פלילית (2017) 1 exemplars
Röda torget kl. 11.00 (1991) 1 exemplars
Jogos Perigosos (2008) 1 exemplars
Poteri straordinari (1994) 1 exemplars
Ora zero 1 exemplars
Ameaça Sem Rosto (2008) 1 exemplars
Reader's Digest 1 exemplars
Terrorist 1 exemplars
Válogatott könyvek 64. (2009) 1 exemplars
Reati Capitali 1 exemplars

Obres associades

FaceOff (2014) — Col·laborador — 496 exemplars
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book (2010) — Col·laborador — 315 exemplars
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (2007) — Col·laborador — 233 exemplars
The Mystery Box (2013) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
The Copper Bracelet: A Serial Thriller (2009) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Agents of Treachery (2010) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1996 v05 (1996) — Autor — 26 exemplars


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Nick Heller's brother Roger has gone missing and he's promised Roger's stepson that he'll find him. That's quite the setup and for the first half of the book, the mystery just gets deeper and deeper. Who can Nick trust? The second half of the book has the answer: almost nobody. Along the way, the pace never lets up and the danger grows.

While the story is not without flaws, the writing is clean and intense. The plot, characters, and settings gripping. The sleuthing and fighting were well done. This is a book you will dive into and not give up on until you finish it. Except then you get the feeling that it could have been more.

I felt a little cheated on some of the secondary characters. There were quite a few and they were given interesting introductions. But then they were mostly pawns to be brought onto the board when needed and discarded afterward. I especially wasn't quite convinced that Nick could get one of his coworkers to help him with a burglary operation, not just once, but twice. Maybe I missed something.

Thrillers are obviously difficult to write. Joe Finder is doing an admirable job. I liked this a lot more than [b:Power Play|137002|Power Play|Joseph Finder||1739442]. But the last third of the book was a let down. There were the character problems cited above. Things seemed to jump around a bit too much. And some resolutions were a bit obvious and easy (but there were also some good surprises). I will have another look when the next Nick Heller adventure gets told.
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zot79 | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
This thriller is about as fine as they get. It has a gripping plot, interesting and distinct characters, unexpected twists, and realistic action. The clock is ticking from the very first page and doesn't let up until the satisfying end.

The author makes some interesting stylistic choices here. The story is told from both the first person and third person limited points of view. But the reader is never confused about why or where they are. The setting is, for the most part, confined to a few locations in the immediate vicinity of Boston. This is unusual for a thriller these days. Most tend to range a bit wider afield. But perhaps it was done this way to emphasize the confined world of the buried girl. It works.

The prose is smooth and easy on the inner ear. The dialog is easy to follow (except for a couple of spots where the back and forth goes on slightly too long without attributions or tags). Chapters are short to emphasize the action, sometimes only a single page. Character and place descriptions are a bit old-school, taking several sentences to tell us about something that many writers are now dashing off with a couple of adjectives and a hand-wave.

This is a great summer read. How long until the next Nick Heller book?
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zot79 | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
A very solid thriller. The book held my interest and kept me turning pages way past my bedtime. Even so, I have this nagging feeling of dissatisfaction. A sort of, 'so what?' reaction to the resolution of it all. It's sort of the same feeling one gets after watching a decent episode of a television show. It was entertaining. But what did it all mean. I could tell the author was trying to build meaning and journey into the plot. I guess I don't quite buy it.
zot79 | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
Enjoyed this book a lot. Got a little confused with all the financial deals and double crossing, but it was probably b/c I missed something early on. Might go back and see if I can figure it all out, but I'm content without understanding all the details and how they tied in to the plot. Can't wait to start the next in the series.
tackyj | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Aug 3, 2023 |



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