The Finder (Paperback)
Picador USA, 9780312428884, 310pp.
Publication Date: May 26, 2009
There's no doubt about it: Colin Harrison is a master storyteller. Critics and readers love his gripping, dark books. It's hard not to get sucked into his world. Entertainment Weekly calls him the "class act of the urban thriller," Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times lauds him as "a master of mood and atmosphere," andPublishers Weekly crows that Harrison "writes like an angel."
Now, the author of The Havana Room, Afterburn, and Manhattan Nocturne raises the stakes with an electrifying new thriller, The Finder. Harrison spins the story of a young, beautiful, secretive Chinese woman, Jin-Li, who gets involved in a brilliant scheme to steal valuable information from corporations in New York City. When the plan is discovered by powerful New Yorkers who stand to lose enormous sums of money, Jin-Li goes on the run. Meanwhile, her former lover, Ray Grant, a man who was out of the country for years but who has recently returned, is caught up in the search for her. Ray has not been forthcoming to Jin-Li about why he left New York or what he was doing overseas, but his training and strengths will be put to the ultimate test against those who are unmerciful in their desire to regain a fortune lost. Ray is going to have to find Jin-Li, and he is going to have to find her fast.
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Praise For The Finder…
"Brilliant . . . recalls Tom Wolfe's best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, but this is a far darker story and a far more interesting one. Harrison’s Big Apple is rotten to the core."--The Washington Post
"Brutally effective . . . Harrison spins a fast-paced NYC crime novel. . . . Start reading this book and prepare to cancel all other plans for the next seven hours or so."--Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)
"Harrison writes like Rambo on meth and throws in enough black humor to prove he's more brains than
brawn. . . . The Finder’s a keeper."--USA Today
"Colin Harrison's New York is an eye-for-an-eye, dog-eat-dog Darwinian world with similar map coordinates to Tom Wolfe's Manhattan and the Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. . . . A chilling, high-speed roller coaster of a ride that doubles as a sardonic sightseeing tour of the seamier side of New York City." --The New York Times
"A satisfying thriller canvassing and connecting New York's hedge-fund billionaires with illegal immigrants scraping by on menial labor."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Some of the best writing being done today . . . Harrison displays a depth of reportorial knowledge to awe Tom Wolfe. . . . Perhaps the equal of Richard Price."--Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
"Colin Harrison writes shrewd thrillers that probe the far reaches of New York society. . . . An uncommonly astute writer."--The Seattle Times