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Staff Pick

One of my favorite thrillers of 2004 is now available in paperback! Adam Cassidy is a low-level corporate drone who makes a costly mistake and finds himself out of his depth when he agrees to do some corporate spying to save his bacon. This fast-paced tale of corporate espionage builds suspense in such a way that, by the time the book reaches its climax, the reader is as paranoid as Adam himself. Save this one for the weekend, ?cause you?ll be up all night frantically turning pages.
Recommended by Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books at PDX

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's 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, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.

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

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a lovely lady who thinks he's a dream. But it's all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn't paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

Review:

"Is it too early to declare Finder's fifth novel (after High Crimes) the most entertaining thriller of 2004? Probably, but it will be a surprise if another suspenser proves as much sheer fun as Finder's robust tale of corporate espionage. Narrator Adam Cassidy's trip to hell begins when he charges to the company an unauthorized, very expensive party for a retiring blue-collar laborer at their place of work, Wyatt Telecom. Caught, low-level staffer Adam is given an offer he can't refuse by monstrously slick and wealthy CEO Nick Wyatt: penetrate rival high-tech giant Trion Systems and get the goods on Trion's killer new products, or face a battery of felony charges. Adam accepts the deal, and days later he's at Trion, along with false credentials that persuade Trion that he was a key player at Wyatt Telecom, rather than a cube-squatting shlub. Finder presents Adam's thrust into Trion as the scary, grand adventure of a stranger in a strange land, as Adam must contend with a new corporate culture and a host of envious enemies, particularly once he's tapped to be Trion founder Jock Goddard's personal assistant. As Adam comes to admire, even to love, Jock, the demands by Wyatt for ever better intel grate all the more. But if Adam refuses, prison awaits, and anyway he loves his big new salary and perks, not to mention his new, lovely Trion bedmate. Adam's love/hate relationship with his bitter, dying dad and his fragmenting friendship with a pal he's left behind add texture to the relentless suspense, punctuated by tense cloak-and-dagger scenes as Adam steals secrets from his new bosses. A first-rate surprise ending packs a wallop. This novel is the real deal: a thriller that actually will keep readers up way past their bedtimes. Forecast: High Crimes, filmed with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, hit bestseller lists in mass market. With a major push from the publisher, including a five-city author tour, plus hot word of mouth, this novel should do the same in hardcover and has the potential to make Finder a household name. Rights sold in seven countries; simultaneous audiobooks from Audio Renaissance." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Edge-of-your-seat action...[Y]ou'll think twice about who's watching you at work!" Washington Post

Review:

"Don't start this book at 8:00 p.m. or you'll be up all night. Finder's latest is a fun read with a hip narrator, an engaging story set in a world rarely seen in thrillers, and great suspense. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Mr. Finder sets his hero in the midst of a dangerous maze and keeps the fine points of Adam's chicanery sharply honed....[T]he book weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web." The New York Times

Review:

"The corporate thriller just got an upgrade." USA Today

Synopsis:

Now in paperback — the electrifying New York Times bestselling corporate thriller by the critically acclaimed author of High Crimes.

Synopsis:

"There's A New John Grisham In Town." -People magazine, "Critic's Choice"

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's 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, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.

"The Most Entertaining Thriller Of The Year."--Publishers Weekly

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

"A Terrific Tale...Riveting."-USA Today

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a lovely lady who thinks he's a dream. But it's all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn't paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

"Edge-of-your-seat action...you'll think twice about who's watching you at work!"-Washington Post

Synopsis:

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's 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, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.

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

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a lovely lady who thinks he's a dream. But it's all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn't paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

About the Author

Joseph Finder's novels, The Moscow Club, Extraordinary Powers and The Zero Hour were widely acclaimed for their powerful writing and their detailed, insider knowledge of geopolitics. In 2002, Finder's novel, High Crimes, became a major motion picture starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, and Paramount Pictures recently bought the film rights to Paranoia. Finder also writes extensively on international affairs for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312992286
Author:
Finder, Joseph
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Corporate culture
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Business intelligence
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Espionage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.78 x 4.04 x 1.275 in

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Product details 448 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312992286 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

One of my favorite thrillers of 2004 is now available in paperback! Adam Cassidy is a low-level corporate drone who makes a costly mistake and finds himself out of his depth when he agrees to do some corporate spying to save his bacon. This fast-paced tale of corporate espionage builds suspense in such a way that, by the time the book reaches its climax, the reader is as paranoid as Adam himself. Save this one for the weekend, ?cause you?ll be up all night frantically turning pages.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Is it too early to declare Finder's fifth novel (after High Crimes) the most entertaining thriller of 2004? Probably, but it will be a surprise if another suspenser proves as much sheer fun as Finder's robust tale of corporate espionage. Narrator Adam Cassidy's trip to hell begins when he charges to the company an unauthorized, very expensive party for a retiring blue-collar laborer at their place of work, Wyatt Telecom. Caught, low-level staffer Adam is given an offer he can't refuse by monstrously slick and wealthy CEO Nick Wyatt: penetrate rival high-tech giant Trion Systems and get the goods on Trion's killer new products, or face a battery of felony charges. Adam accepts the deal, and days later he's at Trion, along with false credentials that persuade Trion that he was a key player at Wyatt Telecom, rather than a cube-squatting shlub. Finder presents Adam's thrust into Trion as the scary, grand adventure of a stranger in a strange land, as Adam must contend with a new corporate culture and a host of envious enemies, particularly once he's tapped to be Trion founder Jock Goddard's personal assistant. As Adam comes to admire, even to love, Jock, the demands by Wyatt for ever better intel grate all the more. But if Adam refuses, prison awaits, and anyway he loves his big new salary and perks, not to mention his new, lovely Trion bedmate. Adam's love/hate relationship with his bitter, dying dad and his fragmenting friendship with a pal he's left behind add texture to the relentless suspense, punctuated by tense cloak-and-dagger scenes as Adam steals secrets from his new bosses. A first-rate surprise ending packs a wallop. This novel is the real deal: a thriller that actually will keep readers up way past their bedtimes. Forecast: High Crimes, filmed with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, hit bestseller lists in mass market. With a major push from the publisher, including a five-city author tour, plus hot word of mouth, this novel should do the same in hardcover and has the potential to make Finder a household name. Rights sold in seven countries; simultaneous audiobooks from Audio Renaissance." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Edge-of-your-seat action...[Y]ou'll think twice about who's watching you at work!"
"Review" by , "Don't start this book at 8:00 p.m. or you'll be up all night. Finder's latest is a fun read with a hip narrator, an engaging story set in a world rarely seen in thrillers, and great suspense. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Mr. Finder sets his hero in the midst of a dangerous maze and keeps the fine points of Adam's chicanery sharply honed....[T]he book weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web."
"Review" by , "The corporate thriller just got an upgrade."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback — the electrifying New York Times bestselling corporate thriller by the critically acclaimed author of High Crimes.
"Synopsis" by ,
"There's A New John Grisham In Town." -People magazine, "Critic's Choice"

It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's 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, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.

"The Most Entertaining Thriller Of The Year."--Publishers Weekly

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

"A Terrific Tale...Riveting."-USA Today

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a lovely lady who thinks he's a dream. But it's all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn't paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

"Edge-of-your-seat action...you'll think twice about who's watching you at work!"-Washington Post

"Synopsis" by ,
It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's 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, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.

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

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and even a lovely lady who thinks he's a dream. But it's all just a mirage, because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn't paranoia...everyone is out to get him...

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