Nick Heller Books In Publication Order
- Vanished (2009)
- Buried Secrets (2011)
- Guilty Minds (2016)
- House on Fire (2020)
Nick Heller Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Plan B (2011)
- Good and Valuable Consideration: Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller (With: Lee Child) (2014)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Red Carpet (1983)
- The Moscow Club (1991)
- Extraordinary Powers (1993)
- The Zero Hour (1996)
- High Crimes (1998)
- Paranoia (2003)
- Company Man (2005)
- Killer Instinct (2006)
- Power Play (2007)
- Suspicion (2014)
- The Fixer (2015)
- The Switch (2017)
- Judgment (2019)
Harold Middleton Books In Publication Order
- The Chopin Manuscript (2007)
- The Copper Bracelet (2009)
- The Starling Project: An Audible Drama (2014)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box (2013)
- FaceOff (2014)
- Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold (2014)
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Joseph Finder Books Overview
Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it’s essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high powered intelligence investigator exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He’s a guy you don’t want to mess with. He’s also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick’s nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother, Lauren, lies in a coma, and his step dad, Roger, Nick’s brother, has Vanished without a trace. Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial, and conviction of their father, the notorious ‘fugitive financier,’ Victor Heller. Where Nick strayed from the path, Roger followed their father’s footsteps into the corporate world. Now, as Nick searches for his brother, he’s on a collision course with one of the most powerful corporations in the world and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a private spy who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the New York Times bestselling novel Vanished. Now, in Buried Secrets, Nick Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life or death situation that’s both high profile and intensely personal. Nick has returned to his old home town of Boston to set up his own shop. There he s urgently summoned by an old family friend. Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick s help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Her abduction was clearly a sophisticated professional job, done with extraordinary precision. Alexa, whom Nick has known since she was young, is now buried alive, held prisoner in an underground crypt, a camera trained on her, her suffering streaming live over the internet. She s been left with a limited supply of food and water and, if her father doesn t meet the demands of her shadowy kidnappers, she ll die. And as Nick begins to probe, he discovers that all is not quite right with Marshall Marcus s business. He s being investigated by the FBI, he has a lot of shady investors, his fund is in danger and now he has a lot of powerful enemies who may have the motivation to go after Marcus s daughter. But to find out who s holding Alexa Marcus hostage, Nick has to find out why. Once he does, he uncovers an astonishing conspiracy that reaches far beyond anything he could have imagined. And if he s going to find Alexa in time, he will have to flush out and confront some of his deadliest opponents ever.
The Moscow Club
Charlie Stone is a brilliant analyst for the CIA young, wealthy, a maverick, an avid mountain climber. He has made an illustrious reputation for predicting the unpredictable ways of the Kremlin, even now, after the Cold War, when everything seems to have changed. He’s summoned urgently to read the transcript of a tape recording smuggled out of the Soviet Union by one of the few remaining moles. His expert as*sessment not only is there an ominous coup in the making, a power struggle that will make glasnost a thing of the past but he senses that the conspiracy may well be linked to an old family mystery: why his father, a prominent Harvard historian, was imprisoned during the McCarthy era. Suddenly, Stone’s investigation becomes deeply personal. He finds himself delving into a conspiracy whose roots lie in the first days of the Cold War. Stone’s search leads him to the private archives of his own godfather, the legendary Winthrop Lehman, a man who was the confidant of FDR and Truman, and once, secretly, the confidant to Lenin himself. At once, Stone is plunged into a nightmare of violence and paranoia. Framed for brutal murder, Stone finds himself in a cat and mouse pursuit across the United States, Europe, and finally, the Soviet Union, which, for the first time in history, has been seized by an unnerving wave of terrorism. Within the Kremlin, a secret group that calls itself The Moscow Club outraged by Moscow’s loosening grip on world power is laying groundwork for an ingenious, violent coup d’ tat, led by one rogue member of Gorbachev’s Politburo, which will topple the Kremlin leadership from within and change the world order forever. As the days, and finally hours, tick by, Stone must elude his pursuers long enough to find an elusive woman who holds a power she does not know she has if she is indeed alive. She alone may be the key not only to the identity of the one man who seeks the reins of power but to a final, amazing mystery almost as old as the Soviet Union itself.
The news is shattering: Harrison Sinclair, director of the CIA, has been killed in a car accident. Sinclair may have been a traitor or the Agency’s last honest man. Even his son in law, Ben, an attorney and ex agent, has heard rumors of sinister forces within the Agency that could have ordered Sinclair’s assassination. But suddenly, with the free falling acceleration of a nightmare, Ben is thrust into a web of intrigue and violence beyond his control back into the CIA, and lured into a top secret espionage project in telepathic ability funded by American intelligence. As the project’s first success, Ben uses his ‘Extraordinary Powers‘ in the perilous search for Vladimir Orlov, the exiled former chairman of the KGB the only man who might unlock the secret of Harrison Sinclair’s death and the whereabouts of a multibillion dollar fortune in gold spirited out of Russia in the last days of the Soviet Union. The hunt for the truth will bring Ben face to face with his past and culminate in a crowded Washington hearing room where, behind high security barriers, a Senate investigating committee is about to call its secret witness as an assassin prepares to strike. Here, finally, with only seconds to act, Ben Ellison must call upon his Extraordinary Powers to stop a killer or die trying.
The Zero Hour
A breathtaking escape from a maximum security prison in South Africa. A beautiful call girl found brutally murdered in Boston. A fugitive American billionaire in Switzerland, obsessed with revenge…
. So opens Joseph Finder’s electrifying new suspense thriller, The Zero Hour. When an ominous, digitally encrypted telephone call is intercepted by the NSA’s spy satellites high over Switzerland, FBI Special Agent Sarah Cahill irreverent, outspoken, a brilliant counterterrorism expert, a divorced mother of an eight year old boy is urgently summoned to New York to investigate an imminent terrorist attack on lower Manhattan. Her investigation immediately turns into the desperate pursuit of a highly sophisticated and charismatic terrorist operative, known only by the code name Zero. Sarah must direct an intensive, absolutely secret manhunt for an exceptionally dangerous man whose identity she doesn’t know even though he knows her intimately. Suddenly Sarah and her young son are plunged headlong into a terrifying labyrinth of intrigue, an elaborate game of cat and mouse that imperils their lives, forcing Sarah to race to uncover a diabolically clever terrorist conspiracy…
before The Zero Hour. Unique in its realism and wealth of riveting insider detail, and with an explosive conclusion of almost unbearable, fasten your seat belt suspense, here is a tour de force of international intrigue certain to be the page turner of the year.
HONOR YOUR WIFE. SERVE YOUR COUNTRY. CONCEAL THE TRUTH. Do you ever really know the person you married?Claire Heller Chapman, a Harvard Law School professor and a high powered attorney, has just attained a national reputation for her work on several high profile cases. Her second husband, Tom Chapman, is a successful moneymanager who adores Claire and her six year old daughter. They live in a beautiful house and lead a glamorous and happy life. Then a random burglary turns their world upside down. A routine police investigation reveals that Tom is not who he says he is. He never attended the college he said he did. He once had a different name. He once was, Claire learns, a secret operative for the U.S. government. When he is suddenly arrested and put on trial for a crime he insists he didn’t commit an unspeakable atrocity carried out thirteen years ago she puts her reputation on the line to defend him. The case is tried in a top secret court martial conducted by the Pentagon, in which all the evidence is classified, and the rules are unlike any Claire has ever known. She struggles to work within the system, passionately trying to believe in Tom’s innocence, even as all the evidence seems to indicate that her husband is a cold blooded murderer. MURDER IN THE LINE OF DUTYA MARRIAGE IN THE LINE OF FIREA Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club
Adam Cassidy is twenty six and a low level employee at a high tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.
They train him. They feed him inside information. Now, at Trion, he’s a star, skyrocketing to the top. He finds he has talents he never knew he possessed. He’s rich, drives a Porsche, lives in a fabulous apartment, and works directly for the CEO. He’s dating the girl of his dreams.
His life is perfect. And all he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in.
But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds he’s in way over his head, trapped in a world in which nothing is as it seems and no one can really be trusted.
And then the real nightmare begins…
From the writer whose novels have been called ‘thrilling’ New York Times and ‘dazzling’ USA Today comes an electrifying new novel, a roller coaster ride of suspense that will hold the reader hostage until the final, astonishing twist.
‘A high octane thrill ride!’ San Francisco Chronicle on ParanoiaJoseph Finder’s New York Times bestseller Paranoia was hailed by critics as ‘jet propelled,’ the ‘Page Turner of the Year,’ and ‘the archetype of the thriller in its contemporary form.’Now Finder returns with Company Man a heart stopping thriller about ambition, betrayal, and the price of secrets. Nick Conover is the CEO of a major corporation, a local boy made good, and once the most admired man in a company town. But that was before the layoffs. When a faceless stalker menaces his family, Nick, a single father of two since the recent death of his wife, finds that the gated community they live in is no protection at all. He decides to take action, a tragedy ensues and immediately his life spirals out of control. At work, Nick begins to uncover a conspiracy against him, involving some of his closest colleagues. He doesn’t know who he can trust including the brilliant, troubled new woman in his life. Meanwhile, his actions are being probed by a homicide detective named Audrey Rhimes, a relentless investigator with a strong sense of morality and her own, very personal reason for pursuing Nick Conover. With everything he cares about in the balance, Nick discovers strengths he never knew he had. His enemies don’t realize how hard he’ll fight to save his company. And nobody knows how far he’ll go to protect his family. Mesmerizing and psychologically astute, Company Man is Joseph Finder’s most compelling and original novel yet.
Jason Steadman is a thirty year old sales executive living in Boston andsworking for an electronics giant, a competitorsto Sony and Panasonic. He’s a witty, charismatic guy who s well liked at the office, but he lacks the Killer Instinct necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason s been sidelined.
But all that will change one evening when Jason meets Kurt Semko, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Looking for a decent pitcher for the company softball team, Jason gets Kurt, who was once drafted by the majors, a job in Corporate Security. Soon, good things start to happen for Jason and bad things start to happen to Jason s rivals. His career suddenly takes off. He s an overnight success. Only too late does Jason discover that his friend Kurt has been secretly paving his path to the top by the most efficient and ruthless means available. After all, as Kurt says, Business is war, right?
But when Jason tries to put a stop to it, he finds that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable. And now it s far more than just his career that lies in the balance. A riveting tale of ambition, intrigue, and the price of success, Killer Instinct is Joseph Finder at his best.
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Audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point!
It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness.
All the top officers of the Hammond Aerospace Corporation are there. And one last minute substitute a junior executive named Jake Landry. He’s a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down and a turbulent past he s trying to put behind him.
Jake s uncomfortable with all the Power Players he s been thrown in with, with all the swaggering and the posturing. The only person there he knows is the female CEO s assistant his ex girlfriend, Ali.
When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now, terrified and desperate and cut off from the rest of the world, the captives are at the mercy of hard men with guns who may not be what they seem.
The corporate big shots hadn t wanted Jake there. But now he s the only one who can save them.
Power Play is a non stop, pulse pounding, high stakes thriller that will hold the reader riveted until the very last page.
The Chopin Manuscript
2008 Audie Award Winner of Audiobook of the Year. Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure out of his past: the man known only as Faust. The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration by 15 of the world’s greatest thriller writers. Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and set the plot in motion; the other authors each wrote a chapter in turn. Deaver then completed what he started, bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion. ‘Innovative and unique, The Chopin Manuscript, written by masters in the field of thrillers, is far more than the sum of its parts. Here each author shines, blending individual skill and energy, into a riveting, crackling-paced tapestry of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Not to be missed!’ — James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain ‘A GREAT story, written by one GREAT author after another, in one GREAT chapter after another. A stellar achievement of collectivity that blows from the starting gate at 100 mph and never slows down. A thrill-a-page from 15 GREAT thriller masters. Don’t miss this one.’ — Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal
The Copper Bracelet
Harold Middleton returns in this explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript as he’s drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware his prey has changed and the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III? A follow-up to the award-winning The Chopin Manuscript, The Copper Bracelet brings together 16 of the world’s most celebrated thriller writers including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, David Hewson, David Liss, and Lisa Scottoline to each write a chapter of this pulsing tale. Once again, Jeffery Deaver set the story in motion, and brings it to its shocking finale.