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All of Joseph Finder’s Books in Order!
Who is Joseph Finder?
Joseph Finder was, at some point, recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency, but decided he preferred writing fiction. His first thriller novel was published in 1991.
Many of Finder’s fast-paced action books are set in the business world and feature corporate espionage, high-tech crime, and other white-collar crimes.
Now a New York Times bestselling author of suspense novels and a founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joseph Finder has also seen two of his books being adapted for the big screen, High Crimes in 2002 with Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, and Paranoia in 2013 with Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.
How to read Joseph Finder’s Books in Order?
The Nick Heller Series
Nick Heller is a former Special Forces soldier and corporate intelligence expert who uses his skills to solve mysteries and fight for justice.
More precisely, he is a “private spy” who specializes in digging up secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He often takes on cases that involve high-stakes conspiracies, powerful political figures, and dangerous criminals.
You can read more about the plot of the Nick Heller books in the article dedicated to Joseph Finder’s series.
- Vanished (2009)
- Buried Secrets (2011)
- Plan B (2011, short story)
- Good and Valuable Consideration: Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller (2014, co-written with Lee Child)
- Guilty Minds (2016)
- House on Fire (2020)
Other novels written by Joseph Finder
- The Moscow Club (1991)
- Extraordinary Powers (1994)
- The Zero Hour (1996)
- High Crimes (1998)
- Paranoia (2004)
- Company Man (2005)
- Killer Instinct (2006)
- Power Play (2007)
- Suspicion (2014)
- The Fixer (2015)
- The Switch (2017)
- Judgment (2019)
For more information about the books by Joseph Finder, you’ll find below the official synopsis for all the books:
The Moscow Club – 1991. The Cold War is over. Yet a recording has been smuggled out of the Soviet Union by one of the few remaining moles in the Kremlin. The CIA’s foremost Soviet analyst believes this transcript is the most important piece of intelligence that has ever crossed his desk. It suggests that a cabal of Kremlin insiders are plotting a coup, to overturn the Soviet regime from the inside. But before he can follow this trail to its end, he finds himself facing charges for a grisly murder he did not commit…
Extraordinary Powers – The news is shattering: The director of the CIA, Harrison Sinclair, has been killed in a car accident. Sinclair may have been a traitor―or the Agency’s last honest man. Even his son-in-law, Ben Ellison, an attorney and ex-agent, has heard rumors of sinister forces within the Agency that could have ordered Sinclair’s assassination. Soon he is thrust into a web of intrigue and violence beyond his control back into the CIA, and lured into a top-secret espionage project in telepathic ability funded by American intelligence.
The Zero Hour – FBI Special Agent and counterterrorism expert Sarah Cahill doesn’t know the man she’s tracking. But the so-called “Prince of Darkness” knows her—intimately. So when Sarah is summoned to Wall Street to investigate, little does she know that she’s the one under surveillance… until the terrorist infiltrates himself into the deepest, most desperate corners of her life. Soon Sarah is plunged into a deep labyrinth of intrigue and catastrophe as she races to uncover a diabolically clever conspiracy…
High Crimes – Meet Claire Heller Chapman. A criminal defense attorney who’s made a name for herself by taking on—and winning—the toughest cases, Claire still manages to have a relatively calm life as a Harvard Law School professor, devoted wife, and proud mother to six-year-old Annie. Until one night. Tom Chapman has been arrested for an atrocious crime he swears he did not commit. Claire is desperate to believe him—and prove his innocence—even when she learns that Tom once had a different name. And a different face. Now, in a top-secret court-martial conducted by the Pentagon, Claire will put everything on the line to defend the man she loves.
Paranoia – Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems. They train him and feed him inside information. Now at Trion, he’s a star, skyrocketing to the top and his life is perfect. All he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in. But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds himself in way over his head, where nothing is what it seems and no one can really be trusted. And then the REAL nightmare begins…
Company Man (No Hiding Place in the UK) – Nick Conover is the CEO of a major corporation, a local boy made good, and once the most admired man in a company town. But that was before the layoffs. Nick begins to uncover a conspiracy against him, involving some of his closest colleagues. Meanwhile, his actions are being probed by a homicide detective named Audrey Rhimes, a relentless investigator with a strong sense of morality. With everything he cares about in the balance, Nick discovers strengths he never knew he had. His enemies don’t realize how hard he’ll fight to save his company. And nobody knows how far he’ll go to protect his family.
Killer Instinct – Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales exec for a major electronics company in Boston. He’s witty and well-liked but, to the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks like his career has hit a ceiling. He lacks the one thing that could help him get ahead: a killer instinct. All of that changes when Jason meets Kurt, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Soon, good things start to happen for Jason―and bad things start to happen to Jason’s rivals. Jason discovers too late that Kurt has been paving his path to the top by the most efficient means available. Now that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable, Jason stands to lose far more than his job.
Power Play – Jake Landry is a junior executive at the Hammond Aerospace corporation – a steady, modest and taciturn man with a gift for keeping his head down, Jake also has a turbulent past that he would rather forget. Ordered to fill in for his boss at the annual company retreat, Jake is out of his element, surrounded by the arrogant, swaggering men who run the company. Then a group of local hunters crash the opening-night festivities. But the hostage-takers aren’t who they appear to be, and neither is Jake Landry. The only question is who is going to win the power play?
Suspicion – Single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his daughter adores. Then Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend and one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Out of the blue Galvin offers a loan to help Danny out. Desperate, he takes the money, promising to pay it back. But the moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking. Danny’s impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money, or a treacherous assignment to help the government get close to his new best friend.
The Fixer – When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into—and renovate—the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of dollars hidden in the walls. The more of his father’s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father—a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years—will save Rick…if he can survive long enough to do it.
The Switch – Michael Tanner picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, a mistake he doesn’t notice until he arrives home in Boston. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him, and he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes the mix-up, she calls her chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Hoping to avoid Snowden 2.0, Will attempts to gain Tanner’s cooperation and recover the laptop. When Will fails, he turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. Meanwhile, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own, darker methods–and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.
Judgment – Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, Juliana discovers that she’s been entrapped,. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy.
Nonfiction by Joseph Finder
Red Carpet: The Connection Between the Kremlin and America’s Most Powerful Businessmen – About Dr. Armand Hammer’s ties to Soviet intelligence.