Buried Secrets

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Buried Secrets

By Joseph Finder

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781250000361, 496pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

Description

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 that's both high-profile and intensely personal.

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



About the Author
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 "Paranoia" was the basis for 2013 film with Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. "Killer Instinct" is also in development as a major motion picture. 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.


Praise For Buried Secrets

Praise for New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder and his novels

THE ZERO HOUR

“Thrilling.”—The New Yorker

“Breathlessly exciting.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A labyrinth of suspense…brilliant…a master storyteller.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A thinking person’s thriller with bite.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

HIGH CRIMES

“Fast and furious.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Exciting . . . deliciously absorbing . . . full of hair-pin turns.” —The Washington Post

“A powerhouse tale.” —Chicago Tribune

“Provocative and chilling.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Rattling good entertainment.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

VANISHED

“The best thriller of the year.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Lots of unpredictable plot twists and a furious pace.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Lightning-paced from the first page to the last. ”—Providence Journal

“If Jack Reacher met Nick Heller in a dark alley, my money’s on Reacher. But it would be ugly. Or would it? Actually, I think they’d go for a beer together and set the world to rights—because Joseph Finder has given me a terrific new hero to root for. This is an action-packed, full-throttle, buy-it-today-read-it-tonight series that you definitely shouldn’t miss.” —Lee Child

“A humdinger....a thriller to enjoy for its Washington locales, convincing familiarity with cutting-edge spy gadgetry, and taut action scenes.” —Washington Post

“Cliffhangers galore, the fascinating tradecraft of corporate espionage, and an engrossing story will propel readers through this outstanding thriller. Highly recommended as a great summer read.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Written in staccato chapters that are emotionally supercharged and action-packed, this thriller will more than satisfy adrenaline junkies and have them guessing until the very end.”—Publishers Weekly  

“If you only read one book this summer, make it Vanished.” —Crimespree magazine

“Moves at the pace of an injected neurotoxin…You’ll curse Finder for keeping you up into the early hours.” —Shots magazine

“Even though I’d been warned that everyone who'd read it did so in one sitting, I cracked the cover at 10 p.m., figuring yeah, yeah, one sitting, right. When I passed out at 4 a.m., I was thinking, boy, if I could just keep my eyes open long enough to finish this!” —Myles Knapp, Contra Costa Times

POWER PLAY

“A white-knuckle tale of suspense.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“A fast-paced fun ride…a delicious, perfectly prepared mixture.”—Boston Globe

“A bloody, rollicking thrill ride...the plot moves at light speed.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch 

“The action is swift…keeps the plot bubbling and the pages turning.”—Wall Street Journal

“Thrilling. . . Start Power Play this afternoon and you’ll have the nightstand lamp burning at bedtime.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

KILLER INSTINCT

“Unstoppable.”—USA Today

“Masterful.”—Houston Chronicle

“Explosive…wickedly fun.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Master of a complex suspense formula...flawlessly executed violence, crisp dialogue, and taut pacing.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A first-rate thrill ride.”— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A roller coaster of a read.”—Cosmopolitan

“It starts off with a bang and doesn’t slow down until the last page.”—Ottawa Sun

COMPANY MAN

“It’s everything a thriller should be: suspenseful, entertaining—and, above all, thrilling.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Once again, Finder has produced a page-turning corporate thriller with enough twists and turns for any reader.”—Denver Post

“The 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

PARANOIA

“A high-octane thrill ride.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“The most entertaining thriller of the year.”—Publishers Weekly

“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

“Riveting…perhaps the finest of the contemporary thriller novelists, you may think you’ve read one mystery too many. Find Finder and you’ll think again.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Page-turning perfection… Finder has that rare knack for instantly pulling the reader into the story and then tops that with surprises within surprises.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Imaginative and original, this is a gripping thriller with three characteristics too rare in the genre: humor, heart, and good writing.”—Detroit Free Press