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Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder
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Jan 05, 12

Read in October, 2011

It is a hard task to review such a well-written novel, peopled by interesting characters and with a well-drawn plot, yet have reservations because it seems to reverberate with clichés. There is Nick Heller, the second appearance by this former superspy turned Boston PI, who seems to be too good to be real. He knows everyone and seems to be smarter than them all; and some of the other characters seem like cardboard figures, especially some of the FBI personnel.

Yet the book is exciting, even riveting, despite the fact that as a major premise - - the loss of over a billion dollars by Marshall Marcus, an investment manager “who never had a losing quarter, unlike Warren Buffet” - - seems somewhat preposterous. As does the source of the funds he managed to “lose.” The plot revolves around the kidnapping of Marcus’ daughter in an effort to force him to reveal a secret document which would provide a Russian oligarch business leverage. Marcus enlists Heller’s aid in rescuing the girl, and the chase is on.

Finder’s eye for detail is impressive, and he moves the story forward daring the reader to put the book down. The action is at a pace almost too much to absorb, packed with all sorts of twists and turns. Despite the above reservations, this is a book to be read, and it is recommended.
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