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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“Jet-propelled...this twisting, stealthily plotted story...weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web...[with a] killer twist for the end.”—The New York Times

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecoms executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low-ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement.

“A terrific tale…riveting.”—USA Today

Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adams scheming, and offers him one way out—take  on the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatts rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trions legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra-secret “Project Aurora,” and report back to Wyatt.

“Nail-biting suspense.”—Dallas Morning News

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trions new boy genius. Suddenly, hes got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life. But its all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isnt paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

 

 

 

 

Review:

"This year's first contender for Page Turner of the Year is...Paranoia, a clever corporate espionage story....The corporate thriller just got an upgrade." Edward Nawotka, USA Today

Review:

"The cardboard characters...seem to be waiting for the movie stars to fill them in and give them life in this upscale consumer fantasy (the Porsche! the haberdashery!) of industrial espionage." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Combines a fresh voice, terrific characters, and high-octane suspense. Joseph Finder catapults himself into the front ranks of contemporary writers." Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Gone for Good

Review:

"An engrossing novel: crisp, hard, funny, and smart." Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser series

Review:

"[C]ute dialogue, cardboard characters, shopworn settings, hackneyed developments, and copious product placements....[S]urely it'll be nothing but a doorstopper by 2005. Acquire with caution." Ray Olson, Booklist

Review:

"[A] fun read with a hip narrator, an engaging story set in a world rarely seenn in thrillers....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Adam Cassidy has become rich, successful, and a high-tech hotshot overnight—only to find out that everyone is out to get him.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

“Jet-propelled...this twisting, stealthily plotted story...weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web...[with a] killer twist for the end.”—The New York Times

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecoms executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low-ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement.

“A terrific tale…riveting.”—USA Today

Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adams scheming, and offers him one way out—take  on the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatts rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trions legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra-secret “Project Aurora,” and report back to Wyatt.

“Nail-biting suspense.”—Dallas Morning News

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trions new boy genius. Suddenly, hes got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life. But its all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isnt paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Joseph Finder is the author of four previous novels including the New York Times bestseller High Crimes, the basis for the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie. Finder is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and has written extensively on espionage and international affairs for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He lives in Boston, Massachussetts. Paranoia is currently in development as a major motion picture by Paramount.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312319144
Author:
Finder, Joseph
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Priestley, Jason
Author:
Brick, Scott
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Corporate culture
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Deception
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Business intelligence
Subject:
Commercial crimes
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Thrillers/Espionage
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
71, v. 2
Publication Date:
January 20, 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 CDs, 5 hours
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 480 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312319144 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This year's first contender for Page Turner of the Year is...Paranoia, a clever corporate espionage story....The corporate thriller just got an upgrade."
"Review" by , "The cardboard characters...seem to be waiting for the movie stars to fill them in and give them life in this upscale consumer fantasy (the Porsche! the haberdashery!) of industrial espionage."
"Review" by , "Combines a fresh voice, terrific characters, and high-octane suspense. Joseph Finder catapults himself into the front ranks of contemporary writers."
"Review" by , "An engrossing novel: crisp, hard, funny, and smart."
"Review" by , "[C]ute dialogue, cardboard characters, shopworn settings, hackneyed developments, and copious product placements....[S]urely it'll be nothing but a doorstopper by 2005. Acquire with caution."
"Review" by , "[A] fun read with a hip narrator, an engaging story set in a world rarely seenn in thrillers....Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by ,
Adam Cassidy has become rich, successful, and a high-tech hotshot overnight—only to find out that everyone is out to get him.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,

“Jet-propelled...this twisting, stealthily plotted story...weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web...[with a] killer twist for the end.”—The New York Times

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecoms executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low-ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement.

“A terrific tale…riveting.”—USA Today

Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adams scheming, and offers him one way out—take  on the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatts rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trions legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra-secret “Project Aurora,” and report back to Wyatt.

“Nail-biting suspense.”—Dallas Morning News

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trions new boy genius. Suddenly, hes got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life. But its all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isnt paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

 

 

 

 

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