MYSTERY The chase is on to find the suspects and the lead. And the mystery keeps getting intense. SHWETA J.NICHANI
Author: Joseph Finder
Price: Rs. 275
Roger Heller and his wife Lauren work for Gifford Industries, a multibillion dollar company where Roger handled mergers and acquisitions. Viciously attacked on a night out with her husband, Lauren wakes up twenty- four hours later to find herself in the hospital and her husband AWOL. The Georgetown police are on the case, trying to locate Roger and the thugs. With no one else to call, Gabriel, Lauren’s son calls his uncle.
Finder of the Power Play fame introduces from ex- Army Special Forces, the man who beats all odds, a high powered international investigator and a corporate security consultant- Nick Heller. Tough, smart and stubborn Nick proves that needs teach a plan. A man who doesn’t take orders from anyone and is unstoppable when pursuing a lead, a man who knows where the bodies are buried, most importantly a man who always puts his family first Nick who works for the brilliant Jay Stoddard takes up responsibility to locate his brother, though off the records.
With his keen observation skills and piercing curiosity Nick had brilliantly tracked down missing cargo containing $9 billion of the missing $12 billion in U.S. funds that had gone missing in Iraq, when he receives Gabe’s call. Though Nick and Roger haven’t really been in touch since the arrest of their father, the disreputable *fugitive financier’ Victor Heller, he rushes back to locate Roger.
Nick begins the hunt and stumbles across many vague clues and hidden truths. Uncovering the secrets behind his brother’s clues, he counters lethal adversaries and shocking revelations of his family. With help from his friends Dorothy, Frank and Merlin, high tech instruments, interviews, background checks, phone bills and emails Nick uncovers layers of deeply buried crimes of high corporate companies and identifies evidence linking those crimes to his brother’s disappearance. The companies want the secrets buried and will stop at nothing to eliminate Nick or any other witnesses to keep it that way.
The book has a pace that fluctuates quickly, an element of mystery that intensifies in every page and immaculately crafted plans. The characters are exquisitely portrayed, secrets well hidden, words well chosen. Though the stories surrounding the characters flit from one location to another, this adds to the mystery and leaves the reader mesmerized craving for more.All in all this is one of Finder’s best books. You might just find yourselves in bookstores or libraries looking for more by this mastermind.
Shweta is a I year B.Sc. ISM student of M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women
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