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Nick Heller on the trail

  • Jun 19, 2013
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This is the second book in a series featuring Nick Heller, and it more than lives up to the excitement of the first. In this book, the daughter of a friend of Heller's is kidnapped, and he is asked to find her before the death threat against her is carried out.

The action is fast and furious, and the chapters are short, for those with short attention spans. The plot goes rolling along at breakneck speed, and there is danger and betrayal on almost every page. Heller has to discover who is lying to him, and why they are doing so. An assortment of other characters populate the pages of the book, each one in some way essential to the plot.

The final confrontation with the kidnapper is fraught with danger, and some of the best writing is in these pages. Of course, it all ends well, for this is a series after all.

The world need good thriller writers, and I was very saddened today to learn of the death of Vince Flynn, one of my very favorite thriller writers. To think that there will be no more Mitch Rapp books is a real downer. I hope that Mr. Finder will keep his string of exciting books going, for there is a large void in the thriller writing corps.

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I'm a small town general practice attorney in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. Books are my passion, andI read as many of them asI can. Being the President of the local library board for over … more
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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 ...
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