Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by A...more
According to his biography on Goodreads, the author "graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, and later taught on the Harvard facul...more
Joseph Finder (High Crimes, recently made into a movie)'s fifth novel is something different. Something new. From the looks of things, Finder wanted to take aspects of literature-and I'm not talking your basic modern 20th century "literary" novel here, I'm talking lit-rat-chaw-and apply it to the technothriller. Certainly as risky as anything his protagonist, Adam Cassidy, comes up with during the novel. And how does he succeed? Very well, thank you, f...more
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Our anti-hero, Adam Cassidy, is a slacker who's embezzled money to throw a co-worker a lavish retirement party. It's going great - until he gets caught by big boss Nick Wyatt, who threatens that Cassidy's derriere is go...more
Adam Cassidy is not a very likable character really. A slacker, just sliding by with the minimum effort, and tending to sink to the lowest moral standards, he does an actually praiseworthy thing for someone when the book begins. However, in diverting company funds to do so Adam sets himself up for corporate blackmail. Coached and prodded to be an industrial spy, he has been sent to a competitor to infiltrat...more
My return flights were a weather nightmare; delays at every turn. I was thoroughly absorbed in Joe's thrilling...more
Although Paranoia has the brisk pace and intensity of a thriller and grabs you right from the very beginning, I do not considered it an interesting book, just an entertainment like a TV soap opera
Adam Cassidy, a very bright whiz kid employee of Wyatt Telecom is caught red handed using corporate account disbursement passwords to finance a lavish party for a pal going into retirement, his ruthless boss, CEO Nick Wyatt, gaves him two options, go to jail for man...more
I don't mind Joseph Finder. I read another novel by him and found it more competent, good in fact, just not my cup of tea.
I had the same basic response to Paranoia.
The story begins with a low-level management type forging names and faking identities to rip off his company and throw an unauthorized retirement party for a loading dock worke...more
Adam Cassidy hates his job and he bends the rules for a friend. To avoid jail he becomes a cooperate spy for his boss, getting information from Trion. At Trion he becomes a hotshot and flies up the ranks quickly. Suddenly he finds himself in over his head and discovers that everything may not be as it seems.
Paranoia has a great plot that catches your attention and there are several good twists. Although the ending was...more
After Whiteout, I had my hands on Paranoia by Joseph Finder. It is a new degree of novel, which has touched the subject of espionage in the corporate world. Joseph has given me an opportunity to read the second gripping and fantastically written novel. An intriguing novel and a product of great imagination that keeps you engaged until the very end.
The frustrated, unsatisfied and a disgruntled employee of Wyatt Telecom, Adam Cassady h...more
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To give a general plot summary with as few spoilers as possible, the main character, Adam Cassidy, does a Bad Thing at his job with Company A. CEO at Company A decides to turn him loose as a corporate spy at Company B, which is the main competitor to Company A. Cassidy is to report back with anything and everything he finds.
Due to the feedback from Co...more
Ok, this tops it - the single worst book I have read in over 25 years. How a publisher let this book through is a complete and total disgrace to the writer's community. I wanted to give it 0 stars but...more
Paranoia, packed with twists, turns, status details, and high-tech gobbledygook, moves with a John Grisham-like momentum. Finder's fifth novel has already been optioned for film, for good reason. Many reviewers were won over by the narrator's likeable voice, and empathized with his sweat-inducing ethical dilemmas. Yes, the novel is a bit clich_
It's a cleverly...more
With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identity, Adam is set up as Trion's new boy genius. Suddenly, he's got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1,500 suits, and eve...more
Paranoia is definitely not my typical book. I am not into spies and suspense - the books that get many peoples' hearts racing. All they do for me is make me anxious. I want to know that everything works out at the end.
That said, I did get caught up in this book and I a...more
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