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Old 06-27-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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Paranoia by Joseph Finder [Thriller]

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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.
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In another age, a genre thriller fairly required the brandishing of a weapon and blood smeared on the floor. Finder's latest is the archetype of the thriller in its contemporary form: e-mail is the means of communication and threat, industrial espionage among nasdaq competitors the field of violence. The novel's great strength is its fetishistic attention to the idioms and buzzwords of the tech business and the up-to-the-second catalogue of perfidy's rewards: the particular Bordeaux or the particular Porsche that tickles the impulses of the New Greedy. For a while, Finder's plot seems less vivid than the status details he gives such attention to, but late in the book we discover how completely we have been fooled, and with real escapist pleasure.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was supposed to start separate threads. I thought we were supposed to add to the main thread.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was supposed to start separate threads. I thought we were supposed to add to the main thread.
It's no problem.

My thread isn't meant as a replacement for this forum, just a compliment. If a thread isn't already started in Deals, Freebies and Resources about a free book, I usually post it and give thanks to the OP or ask them to do it. It's so users with other readers can check and see if it is free in their store of choice.

Thanks again for informing me about this.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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For some reason the link is not working for me... huh
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http://www.amazon.com/Paranoia/dp/B0...7089370&sr=1-1

This one works for me though...
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:20 AM   #6
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Thank you your link worked for me to, the other one did not
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #7
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has anyone else notice all the missing spaces through out the book?
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:26 PM   #8
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Crud -- I missed it. It's back to full price now.
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Crud -- I missed it. It's back to full price now.
The book was so so and I dont think that you missed anything
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