Books by Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is the author of four previous novels including the New York Times bestseller High Crimes, the basis for the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie. Finder is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and has written extensively


JUDGMENT by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2019

"Coming from an author known for his intense plots, Finder's latest is a rather mild work of suspense—readable but not all that suspenseful or compelling."
Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Juliana Brody, a married mother of two, gets into big trouble when a video of a one-night stand she had in Chicago is used in an attempt to blackmail her into ruling in favor of a company being sued for sex discrimination. Read full book review >
THE SWITCH by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A master of what might be called the 'man in over his head' thriller, Finder delivers a tense, uncannily relevant tale about government secrets falling into the wrong hands."
Boston coffee executive Michael Tanner's life is in jeopardy after he takes home the wrong laptop from the airport—one belonging to an Illinois senator containing highly classified files. Read full book review >
GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital."
Hired to clear the chief justice of the United States of dallying with a call girl, Boston-based investigator Nick Heller becomes entwined in a complicated scheme that leads to murder. Read full book review >
THE FIXER by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Finder returns with another thriller that will have you shaking your head over the protagonist's actions but still turning the pages to find out what happens next."
A struggling writer finds $3.4 million in cash in a crawl space in his old house, leading him to discover the truth about his stroke-ridden father. Read full book review >
SUSPICION by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2014

"This is another winner from Finder, who, as ever, builds suspense without a shred of overstatement."
Following two Nick Heller novels (Vanished, 2009; Buried Secrets, 2011), Finder gives us a stand-alone in which Boston writer Danny Goodman gets in treacherously over his head after borrowing a large sum of money from a fabulously rich man who isn't what he seems. Read full book review >
KILLER INSTINCT by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2006

"Wait for the inevitable movie, which will at least boil Finder's predictable thrills down to two hours."
The corporate jungle continues to be more perilous than the Evil Empire ever was in this latest suit-eat-suit thriller from former spymaster Finder (Company Man, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
COMPANY MAN by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2005

"A highly efficient thriller combining state-of-the-art corporate malfeasance with the old-fashioned kind. You can almost hear the movie cameras grinding away."
A Michigan furniture company CEO's desperate bid to avoid losing control of his firm takes a back seat (or does it?) to murder most foul. Read full book review >
PARANOIA by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"The cardboard characters—especially Alana, whose relationship with Adam inspires not paranoia but mild impatience—seem to be waiting for the movie stars to fill them in and give them life in this upscale consumer fantasy (the Porsche! the haberdashery!) of industrial espionage."
Despite a killer first printing and advance sales to Hollywood and seven other foreign countries, Finder's turn from Soviet spying to the corporate variety doesn't reach the heights of High Crimes (1998). Read full book review >
HIGH CRIMES by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

Turning from international intrigue (The Zero Hour, 1996, etc.) to courtroom drama—think A Few Good Men starring a wife defending her husband—Finder spins his tightest web yet. Read full book review >

THE ZERO HOUR by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 1996

A well-briefed, well-financed, well-armed international terrorist goes up against the computer at the nerve center of a Wall Street bank. Read full book review >

EXTRAORDINARY POWERS by Joseph Finder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Soviet spy maven Finder (The Moscow Club, 1991) adapts to the disappearance of the Red Menace—without missing a step—by following the trail of $10 billion spirited out of Russia to protect it from hard-liners: a fortune in gold that's rearranging a lot of loyalties from Moscow to Washington. Read full book review >


Everything you always knew about the Soviet Union is wrong. Read full book review >