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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joseph Finder  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: October 6, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois

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Finder was born in Chicago, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Finder was educated at Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center. Currently resides in Boston, MA

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Company man
ISBN: 9781427224101. OCLC Number: 812848124

Macmillan Audio,. .

A recent widower and CEO of the major company in a small town is trapped between a conspiracy to sell the company out from under him and to corner him on murder charges for the death of a man who was stalking his family. Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his ten-year-old daughter and angry sixteen-year-old son from the town's hostility. When his family is threatened by a nameless stalker, events spin quickly out of control and Nick is faced with a dead body and damning circumstances. To protect his family, he must cover up the homicide with the help of his old friend and corporate security director. Now Audrey Rhimes, a police investigator with an agenda of her own, is determined to connect Nick to the homicide. In the meantime, Nick begins to unravel a web of intrigue within his own corporation, involving his closest colleagues, that threatens to gut the company and bring him down with it. With everything he spent his life working for hanging in the balance, Nick Conover discovers that life at the top is just one small step away from a long plunge to the bottom.

Company man /
ISBN: 0312939426. OCLC Number: 57352767

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Despised after a massive layoff at his company, corporate CEO Nick Conover protects his two children from local hostilities but finds things spinning out of control when a stalker threatens his family and Nick is blamed for a murder.

Extraordinary powers
ISBN: 0312934912. OCLC Number: 28256127

Ballantine Books,. .

Ben Ellison and his wife, Molly, discover that her father's death was no accident.

Extraordinary powers.
ISBN: 0752826514. OCLC Number: 41420230

Orion,. .

High crimes /
ISBN: 1593353472. OCLC Number: 62459655

Brilliance Audio,. .

Harvard law professor Claire Heller Chapman's world is blown apart when her husband is arrested by federal agents for a crime he claims he did not commit. Her husband has been living under an alias and appears to be a secret military operative on the run.

High Crimes.
ISBN: 9781781850169. OCLC Number: 882769422

Head of Zeus,. .

Claire Chapman has it all. A professor at Harvard Law School, a high-powered criminal defence attorney, happily married with a six-year-old daughter, she has recently won the case of her career. But this is all about to change. A random burglary sets off a terrifying chain of events. Tom is arrested and put on trial for a thirteen-year-old mass murder, and Claire puts her reputation on the line to defend him. But as the trial progresses, it becomes apparent that the Pentagon will let nothing stand in the way of Tom's conviction, and Claire's faith in the man she loves is tested t.

Killer instinct
ISBN: 9781427228581. OCLC Number: 781998558

Playaway :. .

Jason did not realise that the recent upswing in his career would actually turn out to be a treacherous twist on his life.

Killer instinct /
ISBN: 0312347499. OCLC Number: 143162367

St. Martin's Paperbacks,. .

Lacking the competitive instincts considered necessary to get ahead in his sales job, Jason Steadman meets a recently-hired Iraq War veteran who recruits him for the company softball team and offers him a job in corporate security.

Paranoia /
ISBN: 0312319142. OCLC Number: 52860132

St. Martin's Press,. .

Trapped in a job he hates, Adam Cassidy, a young employee at a high-tech corporation, is caught attempting to manipulate the system and is offered a choice--prison, or spying at the headquarters of their competitor, Trion Systems.

Red carpet
ISBN: 0930462262. OCLC Number: 18700597

American Bureau of Economic Research,. .

Red carpet /
ISBN: 0030604842. OCLC Number: 8866393

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. .

"A New republic book." Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Moscow Club
ISBN: 9781445013855. OCLC Number: 761929523

Isis,. .

Charlie Stone is a brilliant analyst for the CIA, with an illustrious reputation for predicting the unpredictable ways of the Kremlin. 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 assessment 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 also be linked to an old family mystery. 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. Framed for brutal murder, Stone finds himself in a cat-and-mouse pursuit across the United States, Europe, and finally, the Soviet Union.

The Moscow Club /
ISBN: 0670832669. OCLC Number: 22178960

Viking,. .

Charlie, a brilliant analyst for the CIA predicts a coup in the U.S.S.R. He finds links to his family history and becomes involved in a nightmare of violence and paranoia.

The zero hour
ISBN: 9781784082284. OCLC Number: 883466561

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Counter-terrorism expert Sarah Cahill is midway through the most difficult case of her career when she meets Baumann. Blue-eyed and gorgeous, Baumann is charming, intelligent and utterly ruthless. Sarah falls hard. But by the time she realises what a mistake she's made, her son's life is being held to ransom. And the clock is ticking ...

The zero hour /
ISBN: 0312934920. OCLC Number: 729231701

St. Martin's,. .

A cat-and-mouse game between FBI agent Sarah Cahill and an international terrorist hired to destroy the Wall Street computer which handles the world's monetary transactions. The organizer is a revengeful American millionaire in Switzerland, wanted for insider trading, whose wife and daughter were killed by U.S. agents trying to bring him back. By the author of The Moscow Club.

ISBN: 9781429935661. OCLC Number: 861523930

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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.

Vanished /
ISBN: 0312379080. OCLC Number: 316019502

St. Martin's Press,. .

Lauren Heller and her husband Roger, a brilliant executive at a major corporation, are attacked in a Georgetown parking lot after an evening out. Knocked unconscious by the assailants, Lauren lies in a coma in the hospital while her husband has vanished without a trace. With nowhere else to turn, Lauren's teenage son Gabe reaches out to his uncle, Nick Heller, a high-powered investigator with a corporate intelligence firm in Washington, D.C. Having returned to town on the next available flight, Nick finds Lauren conscious, the police skeptical and his older brother Roger still missing. Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier," Victor Heller. Whereas Roger chose to follow in their father's footsteps and join the corporate world, Nick instead rebelled. He enlisted in the Special Forces and later he served in a highly secretive intelligence unit in the Pentagon. Now working for one of the most respected firms of corporate "fixers," Nick's looking into his brother's disappearance unexpectedly pits him against the interests of some extremely influential forces in Washington, including his own boss. With few allies and many enemies, Nick is forced to seek help where he can-- including from his own despised father, still in prison in upstate New York. Nick finds himself on a collision course with one of the most powerful and secretive corporations in the world, whose minions will stop at nothing to protect the secrets that Nick Heller is determined to uncover-- secrets that reach into the highest levels of the government ... and may get Nick and everyone he's trying to protect killed.