A tight thriller with no room for error
5 out of 5 stars
I’ve been a Joseph Finder fan for quite some time and every time I finish of his books I think “how come I haven’t read more of them?” He’s an amazing author who can really weave a great story from beginning to end.
Guilty Minds is no different — I was hooked from the beginning and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
The story takes place in and around the DC area where the chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to have a defamatory article come out about him that is believed to be completely untrue. So they hire Nick Heller to come in and try and disprove the entire story in under 48 hours. What follows is one of the tightest private eye/thrillers I’ve read in quite some time.
I honestly bought this book for two reasons — I really enjoyed other Finder books and I absolutely LOVE the cover on this. It’s just perfect — and after reading the book, it really is perfect.
Guilty Minds was a fast-paced thriller that I enjoyed from beginning to end. The story itself was incredibly believable and felt like it was ripped from the headlines. Every single character that Heller comes across or that the book introduces felt real. I felt like these were real people that you would encounter. When you can make a reader feel like they’re being transported to another world or if they feel like they have actually met characters they’re reading about, you are doing something right. Finder is definitely doing something right.
Book Description:Guilty Minds by Joseph Finder
Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
Series: Nick Heller #3
Published by Penguin Audio on July 19, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried.
The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed, his career destroyed, by a powerful gossip website that specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that he had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. But the chief justice is not without allies and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks.
Nick Heller is a private spy—an intelligence operative based in Boston, hired by lawyers, politicians, and even foreign governments. A high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, he’s called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate, potentially explosive situation.
Nick has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn, and Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the maelstrom of political scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.
About the Author:
Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen suspense novels, most recently GUILTY MINDS, the third to feature “private spy” Nick Heller. Heller was introduced in VANISHED (2009) and returned in BURIED SECRETS (2011).
Joe’s novels HIGH CRIMES (1998) and PARANOIA (2004) have been adapted as major motion pictures. KILLER INSTINCT (2006) won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel; BURIED SECRETS won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel, while COMPANY MAN (2005) won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.
A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston with his wife and their dog Mia, a dropout from Seeing Eye dog school.