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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joseph Finder  

Pen Name: None

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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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Titles At Your Library

Red Carpet
ISBN: 0030604842

Henry Holt & Co. 1983

Describes the relationship between powerful American businessmen and the Russian government and traces the history of U.S.-Russian trade relations

The Moscow Club
ISBN: 0670832669

Viking Adult. 1991

While investigating an ominous coup brewing in Russia, CIA analyst Charlie Stone senses that the conspiracy is linked to an old mystery within his own family

Extraordinary Powers
ISBN: 0752826514

Orion mass market paperback. 1999

For Ben Ellison, his job with a prestigious law firm is a safe haven from the espionage world that almost killed him. But when the director of the CIA is killed, Ben's old employers want him back...Ben is deceived into taking part in a top-secret experiment that leaves him able to read people's thoughts. Not only must he track down the director's killers, but there is another prize at stake...a multi-million dollar fortune in gold, spirited out of Russia in the last days of the Soviet Union.

The Zero Hour
ISBN: 0312934920

St. Martin's Paperbacks. 2011

FBI Special Agent and counterterrorism expert Sarah Cahill doesn't know the man she's tracking. But the so-called "Prince of Darkness" knows her-intimately. So when Sarah is summoned to Wall Street to investigate, little does she know that she's the one under surveillance... until the terrorist infiltrates himself into the deepest, most desperate corners of her life.

Soon Sarah is plunged into a deep labyrinth of intrigue and catastrophe as she races to uncover a diabolically clever conspiracy...before time runs out and the clock strikes THE ZERO HOUR ... from bestselling author Joseph Finder.

High Crimes
ISBN: 1593353472

Brilliance Audio. 2004

Claire Heller Chapman has the perfect life. She's a Harvard Law professor and criminal defense attorney known for taking on - and winning - tough cases. She's also happily married to Tom, and has a six-year-old daughter she adores. Then Tom is arrested by a team of government agents and accused of a 13-year-old wartime atrocity he insists he didn't commit. Claire soon discovers that her husband is not who he says he is, that once he had a different name, even a different face. Now Claire must defend Tom in a top-secret military court-marshal. As her career, and even her life, are put in jeopardy, she must try to believe in her husband's innocence - even when everything indicates that he is a killer

Paranoia
ISBN: 0312319142

St. Martin's Press. 2004

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.

Company Man
ISBN: 0312939426

St. Martin's Paperbacks. 2006

"A high octane thrill ride!" - San Francisco Chronicle on Paranoia

Joseph 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.

Killer Instinct
ISBN: 0312347499

St. Martin's Paperbacks. 2007

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales exec for a major electronics company in Boston. He s witty and well-liked but, to the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks like Jason s career has hit a ceiling. He lacks the one thing that could help him get ahead: the KILLER INSTINCT


All that changes 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.



Too late does Jason discover that Kurt has been paving his path to the top by the most efficient, devious means available. Now that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable, Jason stands to lose far more than his job....

Vanished (Nick Heller )
ISBN: 0312379080

St. Martin's Press. 2009

Vanished: A Novel, by Finder, Joseph


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