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ISBN13: 9780312379148
ISBN10: 0312379145
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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 thats both high-profile and intensely personal.

Nick has returned to his old home town of Boston to set up his own shop. There hes urgently summoned by an old family friend. Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nicks 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. Shes been left with a limited supply of food and water and, if her father doesnt meet the demands of her shadowy kidnappers, shell die. And as Nick begins to probe, he discovers that all is not quite right with Marshall Marcuss business. Hes 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 Marcuss daughter. But to find out whos 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 hes going to find Alexa in time, he will have to flush out and confront some of his deadliest opponents ever.

Review:

"Bestseller Finder's compulsively readable sequel to Vanished opens fast and never slows down. When 17-year-old Alexa Marcus, the spoiled daughter of Marshall Marcus, a wildly successful money manager, is kidnapped from a Boston club and buried alive in a coffin equipped with an air hose and a video camera (for Internet streaming, of course!), Marshall asks his old intelligence expert friend, Nick Heller, to find her. The search leads into an expanding world of 'buried secrets,' from Marshall's gold-digging trophy wife, Belinda, and his crumbling investment empire to allegations of government funding for covert operations and the Russian mafia. A number of characters from Vanished, like Dorothy Duval, Heller's 'forensic data tech,' and Diana Madigan, his FBI agent ex-girlfriend, lend support. Self-effacing, wry, and ridiculously competent, Heller makes a reasonably engaging protagonist, but this thriller's real star is the suspenseful, expertly paced plot. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Nick Heller--a private spy who discovers things powerful people want to keep hidden--returns in the follow-up to "Vanished," finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that's both high-profile and intensely personal.

Synopsis:

Nick Heller, a corporate investigator and fixer, is recently on his own and relocated to Boston, brought in to help a family friend, a hedge fund manager accused of fraud, whose college aged daughter is at risk of being a pawn in a larger game.

Synopsis:

When Alexa Marcus, the teenage daughter of a billionaire hedge fund titan, is kidnapped, its up to family friend and “private spy” Nick Heller—a former intelligence operative trained in the Special Forces—to find her…before time runs out.

Alexa has been buried alive, a videocam trained on her night and day, her terror streamed live over the Internet. Who are her cunning and ruthless captors—and what do they want? And why is there no ransom request? With the help of an ex-lover, FBI Special Agent Diana Madigan, Nick must penetrate layers of deceptions and manipulations to hunt down Alexas abductors. He will destroy anyone who gets in his way—even Alexas own father, who refuses to reveal the one secret that will save his daughters life. Meanwhile, powerful members of a conspiracy are on Nicks trail…and determined to make sure that their secrets stay buried. But they dont realize how far Nick Heller will go to uncover the truth—and save a life.

Synopsis:

“Compulsively readable.” —Publishers Weekly

When Alexa Marcus, the teenage daughter of a billionaire hedge fund titan, is kidnapped, its up to family friend and “private spy” Nick Heller—a former intelligence operative trained in the Special Forces—to find her…before time runs out.

“A total wow of a read.”—Booklist

Alexa has been buried alive, a videocam trained on her night and day, her terror streamed live over the Internet. Who are her cunning and ruthless captors—and what do they want? And why is there no ransom request? With the help of an ex-lover, FBI Special Agent Diana Madigan, Nick must penetrate layers of deceptions and manipulations to hunt down Alexas abductors. He will destroy anyone who gets in his way—even Alexas own father, who refuses to reveal the one secret that will save his daughters life. Meanwhile, powerful members of a conspiracy are on Nicks trail…and determined to make sure that their secrets stay buried. But they dont realize how far Nick Heller will go to uncover the truth—and save a life.

 “An Action-packed, full-throttle…read-it-tonight series that you definitely shouldnt miss.”—Lee Child

About the Author

JOSEPH FINDER is the author of five successive New York Times bestsellers, including Paranoia, Power Play and Vanished, which introduced Nick Heller. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Loopy Librarian, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by The Loopy Librarian)
This book had my heart racing almost from the very beginning. From the victim’s horrifying ordeal to the frantic pace of the story, I was hooked. It is more than just action-packed though. It is filled with political intrigue and mystery. The author keeps the reader guessing and anxiety ridden, but he also manages to throw in sardonic humor and romance. Some parts are a bit cliché, but the exciting ride makes up for that. If you’re into thrills and chills, I recommend Buried Secrets.
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The Loopy Librarian, July 29, 2011 (view all comments by The Loopy Librarian)
This book had my heart racing almost from the very beginning. From the victim’s horrifying ordeal to the frantic pace of the story, I was hooked. It is more than just action-packed though. It is filled with political intrigue and mystery. The author keeps the reader guessing and anxiety ridden, but he also manages to throw in sardonic humor and romance. Some parts are a bit cliché, but the exciting ride makes up for that. If you’re into thrills and chills, I recommend Buried Secrets.
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Fred Camfield, June 12, 2011 (view all comments by Fred Camfield)

Spoiled rich kids are running wild. A teenage girl, out where she shouldn't be. gets herself in trouble and doesn't come home. Her father calls Nick Heller, a private intelligence consultant whom he has known since Nick was a child, asking for assistance. The father, for reasons he is not revealing, does not want to call the police.

People are looking out for their own interests, and Nick doesn't know whom he can trust. He has people available with special skills whom he can call on for assistance, and an international list of contacts for buying or trading information. He needs to work fast to find the girl while she is still alive.

Things are complicated because "middlemen" involved in the girl's disappearance are being killed. This becomes a high tech game, searching data bases, tracking down motives, establishing identities, and finding the girl's location. You will learn a lot about technical forensics and tracking techniques. There are some surprises along the way.

Readers are also referred to Reece Hirsch's debut novel, "The Insider," for a different slant on Russian gangsters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312379148
Author:
Finder, Joseph
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Finder, Jos
Author:
eph
Author:
Graham, Holter
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Subject:
Thrillers/Espionage
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Nick Heller
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20110621
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 CDs, 10 hrs
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Finder's compulsively readable sequel to Vanished opens fast and never slows down. When 17-year-old Alexa Marcus, the spoiled daughter of Marshall Marcus, a wildly successful money manager, is kidnapped from a Boston club and buried alive in a coffin equipped with an air hose and a video camera (for Internet streaming, of course!), Marshall asks his old intelligence expert friend, Nick Heller, to find her. The search leads into an expanding world of 'buried secrets,' from Marshall's gold-digging trophy wife, Belinda, and his crumbling investment empire to allegations of government funding for covert operations and the Russian mafia. A number of characters from Vanished, like Dorothy Duval, Heller's 'forensic data tech,' and Diana Madigan, his FBI agent ex-girlfriend, lend support. Self-effacing, wry, and ridiculously competent, Heller makes a reasonably engaging protagonist, but this thriller's real star is the suspenseful, expertly paced plot. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Nick Heller--a private spy who discovers things powerful people want to keep hidden--returns in the follow-up to "Vanished," finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that's both high-profile and intensely personal.
"Synopsis" by ,

Nick Heller, a corporate investigator and fixer, is recently on his own and relocated to Boston, brought in to help a family friend, a hedge fund manager accused of fraud, whose college aged daughter is at risk of being a pawn in a larger game.

"Synopsis" by ,

When Alexa Marcus, the teenage daughter of a billionaire hedge fund titan, is kidnapped, its up to family friend and “private spy” Nick Heller—a former intelligence operative trained in the Special Forces—to find her…before time runs out.

Alexa has been buried alive, a videocam trained on her night and day, her terror streamed live over the Internet. Who are her cunning and ruthless captors—and what do they want? And why is there no ransom request? With the help of an ex-lover, FBI Special Agent Diana Madigan, Nick must penetrate layers of deceptions and manipulations to hunt down Alexas abductors. He will destroy anyone who gets in his way—even Alexas own father, who refuses to reveal the one secret that will save his daughters life. Meanwhile, powerful members of a conspiracy are on Nicks trail…and determined to make sure that their secrets stay buried. But they dont realize how far Nick Heller will go to uncover the truth—and save a life.

"Synopsis" by ,

“Compulsively readable.” —Publishers Weekly

When Alexa Marcus, the teenage daughter of a billionaire hedge fund titan, is kidnapped, its up to family friend and “private spy” Nick Heller—a former intelligence operative trained in the Special Forces—to find her…before time runs out.

“A total wow of a read.”—Booklist

Alexa has been buried alive, a videocam trained on her night and day, her terror streamed live over the Internet. Who are her cunning and ruthless captors—and what do they want? And why is there no ransom request? With the help of an ex-lover, FBI Special Agent Diana Madigan, Nick must penetrate layers of deceptions and manipulations to hunt down Alexas abductors. He will destroy anyone who gets in his way—even Alexas own father, who refuses to reveal the one secret that will save his daughters life. Meanwhile, powerful members of a conspiracy are on Nicks trail…and determined to make sure that their secrets stay buried. But they dont realize how far Nick Heller will go to uncover the truth—and save a life.

 “An Action-packed, full-throttle…read-it-tonight series that you definitely shouldnt miss.”—Lee Child

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