Company Man

Author:   Joseph Finder
Publisher:   St. Martin's Press
ISBN:  

9780312939427


Pages:   578
Publication Date:   07 March 2006
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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.

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Author:   Joseph Finder
Publisher:   St. Martin's Press
Imprint:   St. Martin's Press
Dimensions:   Width: 10.60cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 17.00cm
Weight:   0.272kg
ISBN:  

9780312939427


ISBN 10:   0312939426
Pages:   578
Publication Date:   07 March 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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At long last someone has done for executives what John Grisham did for lawyers: create fictional ones sufficiently three-dimensional to care about...the book doesn't slow down for a second. --Fortune <br> Compelling... Company Man confirms what Paranoia made clear: [Finder] has unusually keen instincts for back-stabbing in the business world...as much a novel about the chicanery of the business world as it is a mystery story...Finder weaves these prospects menacingly throughout the story. --New York Times <br> Sharply created characters...makes the workplace as duplicitous a world as any in the Cold War. Company Man resonates with anyone who has seen corporate politics at its worst. --Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) <br> Finder skillfully places his story of corporate intrigue (who is trying to sell the company, and why?) in counterpoint to the unraveling of a family's secrets (why is Nick's son Lucas so disturbed?), and the plot, which also features rogue cops and at least one homicide, accelerates to a headlong finish. --The New Yorker <br> It's everything a thriller should be: suspenseful, entertaining--and, above all, thrilling. <br> -- Chicago Sun-Times <br> Finder (who last mined corporate culture in 2004's Paranoia ) expertly keeps the pages turning as he ups the stakes chapter after chapter in Conover's professional and personal life. He is equally confident in portraying the small stuff involving family conflicts, marriages in turmoil and especially the telling details of corporate life...it more than achieves its main goal of entertaining the reader--as a good thriller is supposed to do. -- Baltimore Sun <br> Once again, Finder has produced apage-turning corporate thriller with enough twists and turns for any reader. --The Denver Post <br> Not only fast paced-excitement but also sympathetic characters with authentic back stories and realistic situations. Highly recommended. --Library Journal (starred review) <br> A frightfully good suspense thriller. --Booklist <br> Finder has become a master of the modern thriller. There are twists and deceptions packed in here...once again, Finder has managed to update the claustrophobic thriller into something that resonates with our times...Joseph Finder has secured his niche as a master of the contemporary corporate thriller, a smart plotter in touch with our new century's soft spots. --The Boston Globe <br> Propulsive...should cement Finder's reputation as a reliable chronicler of the perils lurking in <br>e-mail and the executive suite. --Entertainment Weekly <br> A solid, engrossing thriller...the novel's pacing is strong, with steady suspense...there are few thriller fans who won't stay up to finish this assured tale. --Publishers Weekly <br> Finder expertly doles out the suspense and comes up with a climactic twist altogether more plausible and satisfying than the last-minute revelation in Paranoia,. .a highly efficient thriller combining state-of-the-art corporate malfeasance with the old-fashioned kind. --Kirkus Reviews <br> The business thriller is rejuvenated by Joseph Finder with Company Man. That's because Finder puts the emphasis on sharply created characters instead of potentially eye-glazing business minutiae. -- Chicago Tribune <br> Doesn't disappoint...if there ever was a one-sitting book, this is it. Don't miss CompanyMan ! --Themysteryreader.com <br> Finder is back with a new thriller that is almost as good as Paranoia, one of my favorite books last year...the good guy/killer dichotomy is a fascinating study in an intense story about the good and evil in all of us, and Finder twists a couple of storylines and keeps those pages turning. Great read. --Bookbitch <br> Hard to believe it's possible that Finder could top his last success with the corporate thriller Paranoia but that's exactly what he does with his latest. Not only can you find the requisite devious corporate moves, but even more enticing is the sincerity, heart, and sometimes just plain madness brought about by a truly inspired cast of characters...this must read comes highly recommended for its stunning suspense, intelligent writing, and gripping plot, along with a cast of characters that are so perfectly drawn they seem to fairly leap off the page...when you put all these ingredients together, you have one heck of a perfect read that shouldn't be missed. <br> --NewMysteryReader.com


Author Information

Joseph Finder is the author of several New York Times bestselling thrillers, including Buried Secrets, High Crimes, Paranoia and the first Nick Heller novel, Vanished. Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Thriller, and Company Man won the Barry and Gumshoe Awards for Best Thriller. High Crimes was the basis of the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie, and both Paranoia and Killer Instinct are in development as major motion pictures. Born in Chicago, Finder studied Russian at Yale and Harvard. He was recruited by the CIA, but decided he preferred writing fiction. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association for Former Intelligence Officers, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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