ParanoiaA Modern Thriller About Industrial Espionage and Betrayal


By Joseph Finder
St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 480 pages

One never knows when a decision made might alter one’s life in a shocking manner. Bored cubical drudge Adam Cassidy learned this lesson when he decided to throw a retirement party, at the company’s expense, for an employee from the loading dock. His employers did not see any humor in the prank. In fact, they threatened to prosecute unless he did their bidding. So began his dangerous foray into spying that led him into a life-changing adventure. He was sent to work at a rival firm so he could learn about any new developments in electronics, and to steal their secrets.

Joseph Finder has a B.A. in Russian studies from Yale, and a master’s degree from Harvard. He has taught on the Harvard faculty. Finder is also the author of the New York Times bestselling thrillers High Crimes, Buried Secrets, and Vanished, among others.

Layers of intrigue and deception add to the brilliant plot. Nothing is what it seems, and one of the biggest mysteries is determining who can be trusted. This book has it all: captivating characters, action, crackling suspense, and danger.

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