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Joseph Finder


USA flag (b.1958)

In addition to his fiction, Finder continues to write extensively on espionage and international affairs relations for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
 
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Oblivion (2005)
Peter Abrahams
"Peter Abrahams may well be the best writer in the thriller business. Oblivion is a spare, ironic and pulse-pounding tale that I couldn't stop reading."
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Fault Line (2009)
(Ben Treven, book 1)
Barry Eisler
"A breathlessly exciting, lightning-paced, and moving tale of suspense."
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The Hunter (2010)
(Victor the Assassin, book 1)
Tom Wood
"A nonstop, breathless, trimmed-to-the-bone thriller with action sequences that are obviously state-of-the-art."
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Dead Lock (2010)
(Ryan Lock, book 2)
Sean Black
"Sean Black writes with the pace of Lee Child and the heart of Harlan Coben."
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Hostage Zero (2010)
(Jonathan Grave, book 2)
John Gilstrap
"A great hero, a pulse-pounding story."
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Last to Fold (2011)
(Turbo Vlost, book 1)
David Duffy
"One of the most original protagonists I've ever come across - a cross between Arkady Renko and Philip Marlowe: a Russian-born ex-KGB agent living in New York, a private eye with a strong sense of irony and a Russian sense of fatalism.  David Duffy knows his Russia inside and out, but most of all, he knows how to tell a story with flair and elegance.  This is really, really good."
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The Samaritan (2011)
Stephen Besecker
"The kind of big, adrenaline-pumping high-stakes conspiracy thriller of the sort that Robert Ludlum used to write... The Samaritan is terrific."
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Keys To The Kingdom (2011)
Bob Graham
"A fast-paced thriller that rings with Authenticity."
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The Trinity Game (2012)
(Daniel Byrne, book 1)
Sean Chercover
"The Da Vinci Code meets The Dead Zone in Sean Chercover's The Trinity Game, a fascinating thriller that catapults us headlong into Vatican intrigue, global conspiracies, complex family relationships, and nonstop excitement."
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Dead Ringer (2013)
Allen Wyler
"This is the stuff nightmares are made of."
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Phony Tinsel (2013)
Robert S Levinson
"A tale filled with as much ambition, greed and treachery as a Joan Crawford double-feature."
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A Scourge of Vipers (2015)
(Liam Mulligan, book 4)
Bruce deSilva
"Bruce deSilva takes everything we love about the classic hard-boiled detective novel and turns it into a story that's fresh, contemporary, yet timeless."
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The Advocate's Daughter (2016)
Anthony J Franze
"Fans of House of Cards will love The Advocate's Daughter, a thriller that gives us a real insider's view of a Washington most of us will never see. The tension starts on the very first page, and keeps ratcheting up. Once it grabs you it won't let go."
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The Marriage Pact (2017)
Michelle Richmond
"Truly chilling . . . It ranks with The Stepford Wives and Gone Girl as a terrifying look at what it really means to say 'I do'."
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The Cutaway (2017)
Christina Kovac
"An insider's look at TV news and the real workings of Washington DC, The Cutaway combines relentless pace, a compelling story, and a truly memorable protagonist. Terrific."
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Dead on Arrival (2017)
Matt Richtel
"Dead on Arrival joins the ranks of classic paranoid thrillers about human achievement run amok, with Stephen King's The Stand and Michael Crichton's Terminal Man. It's hard to imagine a novel more timely."
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Merlin at War (2017)
(DCI Frank Merlin, book 3)
Mark Ellis
"...richly atmospheric...authentic...calls to mind Ken Follett, Alan Furst, and P.D. James."
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World Enough (2017)
Clea Simon
"WORLD ENOUGH is excellent -- a twisty, bittersweet trip with just the right mix of edge and nostalgia."
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The Children's Game (2018)
Max Karpov
"The Children's Game is uncanny in its timeliness and brilliant in its portrayal of disinformation as the most dangerous weapon of the new Cold War. Max Karpov has written a masterful thriller that is genuinely alarming in its plausibility. A must-read for 2018."
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Flight of the Fox (2018)
Gray Basnight
"An explosively paranoid thriller that pays homage to classics of the genre."
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The First Family (2018)
Daniel Palmer and Michael Palmer
"Terrifying and all too plausible--Daniel Palmer continues his father's tradition of delivering authentic and high-velocity medical suspense. The combination of medical chills and high-level Washington make The First Family irresistible."
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Liar's Candle (2018)
August Thomas
"Liar’s Candle is a stunning debut, a novel that brings the le Carré and Follett traditions into the 21st century. Breakneck pacing, sharply observed detail, an all-too-plausible plot and a protagonist to cheer for—well done, August Thomas, well done."
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Jar of Hearts (2018)
Jennifer Hillier
"Jar of Hearts is harrowing and intense?a vivid look at the long repercussions of violent crime, with a central character you won't soon forget. Jennifer Hillier locks you in on the first page, and astonishes to the last."
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The Real Michael Swann (2018)
Bryan Reardon
"The Real Michael Swann pulls you right in and leaves you gasping. It's gripping, smart, and to-the-minute timely, with two memorable and powerfully sympathetic central characters."
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Bound for Gold (2018)
(Peter Fallon, book 6)
William Martin
"Bound for Gold is grand adventure, an epic saga of American gold fever in both history and the present day. Peter Fallon is still at the top of his game. Bravo."
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Death in Shangri-La (2018)
(Dotan Naor)
Yigal Zur
"Dotan Naor is a character Steve McQueen would have fought to play: tough but insightful, ruthless but spiritually striving. Death in Shangri-La is a passport to a world most thriller readers haven’t seen before, and it’s a fascinating trip."

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