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Nick Conover is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to cope with his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son. But then his family is threatened by a nameless stalker - and suddenly Nick is faced with a dead body and damning circumstances.
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Published May 24th 2006 by Not Avail (first published April 19th 2005)
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Rebecca McNutt
This book was very timely; released in 2006, it came out just a couple of years before the big Financial Crisis, a crisis which saw multiple layoffs, scandals, the loss of homes and even the harsh reality of poverty. Company Man isn't exactly in this same vein, but it does show the many dangers and perils that arise in the wake of desperation. Featuring a CEO for a large office furniture company, readers get a chance to step into the high-stakes corporate world in all its suited glory, but more ...more
Paul O'Neill
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finder is the king of suspense! Another strong book recommended for all thriller fans.
Tim
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found this novel too long, too whiney and too wimpy to enjoy thoroughly. The ending brings it to a tolerable rating. 4 of 10 stars
Julie
Although well written, the story didn't work for me. Nick does just too many unbelievably stupid things, and I simply didn't believe it. I almost didn't finish the book (my sense of incredulity snapped); I soldiered through, but there was no sense of joy and no redemption. There was no thrill and no suspense, unless waiting for the main character to be impossibly idiotic is suspenseful. Very disappointing, IMO.
Jamie
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Joseph Finder novel so far. A creepy man shows up on your lawn late at night yelling incoherently. What do you do? As a corporate professional with kids you feel paranoid. You feel threatened so you call a friend. Intruder is shot dead. Now you feel more paranoid. Apparently Castle Doctrine does not apply here. Intruder must be inside home not out on lawn. So you conspire to move the body. Make it look like he died somewhere else. But what if there is proof he was there? Then what? W ...more
Tiffunee
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nick Conover is the CEO of a large office furniture company based in Michigan. The downturn in the economy has resulted in Conover laying off 5000 employees. In their small town, this results in just about every family in town bringing effected in one way or another. Conover has become 'The Slasher' to a town who once loved him.

Conover get threat on his family and morning 'attack' by a mentally disturbed, former employee, who Conover then shoots and kills. His 'shady' security officer moves the
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Jeff Dickison
This was not a very good book because the author made his main character an idiot. He supposedly was a CEO of a major manufacturing firm, but he acted like a mentally challenged 6-year old. It was all I could do to finish the story. And the police reaction to the CEO was completely unrealistic. In most towns the police chief serves under the mayor. In my small town the mayor would kiss the ass of any CEO who traveled within a hundred miles, and if he murdered someone, the mayor would insist that ...more
Tom Weissmuller
Let me start by saying I really enjoy Nick Heller books and think Joe Finder has produced some real entertaining stories. This one just does not work for me on any level.

There are two cops in this story I hope to find in a Nick Heller book some day. The lady detective and her boss are very strong. When these characters appear, the book disappears and I am immersed in story. Sadly, I found no one else to like in the book, so did not care to learn their fate.

I really tried to get through this bo
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Shane
Sep 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is it a coincidence that I have read two books over the last two weeks that have competing story-lines vying for prime time? Is this a trend?

A close relative stuck this book in my hand and said, “You’ve dabbled in the corporate game, read this book.” So I did. And I enjoyed the boardroom intrigue of Nick Conover, CEO of a major office furniture manufacturer in the Midwest, facing the hollowing out of manufacturing in North America replete with outsourcing, layoffs at home, take-overs, sell-offs
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Marsha Ward
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I don't give many 5-star reviews, although I, of course, crave them, but let's be honest. Not every book you read is going to change your life. Sometimes they just take you on an intensely enjoyable journey while you're immersed in that world. That said, a 4-star review from me is pretty dang high.

Now that we've got that out of the way, I really enjoyed this book, my first from Joe Finder. I liked the protagonist, agonizing over his dire situation, and tried to think how on earth to get h
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Nancy Ellis
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Too seldom these days can you find a "thriller" that isn't full of "oh give me a break" moments when you just get disgusted because it's all so unbelievable. This book was a very pleasant surprise....it had none of those moments, even though there's a new twist to the plot in almost every chapter! Nick Conover's life as a hot shot CEO is falling apart at the seams and he seems powerless to help himself or anybody else. Right from the first chapter I didn't want to put this down....it's one of th ...more
Tory Hunz
Mar 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book in CD and loved it! There were twists and turns that kept my interest to the point where I brought it inside the house to listen to it when I could. This is my first experience with this author and I thought he was great.
Eileen
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would definitely give this 4 stars. A good thriller with good guys, bad guys, twists and suspense. Recommend
Margaret
Nick Conover, the main character in the story, is the CEO of Stratton Corp. Nick recently lost his wife in a tragic accident and he and his children are still grieving. Thankfully, Nick has his work, but his community image has changed when he approved the decision to lay of hundreds of workers as the company faces some difficult time; but Nick is about to find out that nothing is as it seems, both in his corporate world and in his personal life and has to determine who he can trust. In the midd ...more
Jasminka
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn't expecting much from this book when I picked it up from the bottom shelf of our bookcase. My husband bought it way before we even met, and I was thinking, perhaps it's not something I'd necessarily chose to read myself. Surprisingly though, the story kept me engaged throughout. I rooted for Nick, despite of what he did, despite of the bad decisions he has made. My heart went out to Audrey as she tried to bring back the spark which has gone from her marriage. All the characters were flesh ...more
Alan
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book by this author. It started off slow for me but as usual, I start getting pulled into the plot. A rollercoaster of plot twists and thinking I know what is going on, to being wrong. Then you can’t stop reading....trying to figure it out.
Jody
I have to like the characters in a book, at least some of them and these were not only unlikable they acted in ways that were illogical! (Sorry Diana)
Jane Stewart
4 stars. Well done mystery-suspense in the corporate world. Business intrigue and back stabbing.

I read this right after reading Paranoia. These are stand alone books and not related. They are different. Paranoia was edge-of-your-seat-suspense and scary. It’s characters were more toward the extremes: abusive angry father, slacker protagonist, and unethical corporate leaders. Company Man was harder to write because most of the characters were like ordinary everyday people. But the author did it w
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Judie
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Stratton Corporation was a leading furniture manufacturing company based in Michigan. While its products were premium quality, it was facing competition from competitors who were outsourcing some or all of the work. It became part of an out-of-state conglomerate whose main focus was making more money for the stockholders.
Nicholas Conover, the newly named CEO, found that one of his first tasks was getting rid of almost half the work force so Stratton could cut costs. In a small town, almost eve
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Will
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

There is a reason that there are two titles on the header. This title was released under both, but as I have just finished reading the 580-page Paperback version (Nowhere to Hide) this is what the review is based upon.

The blurb on the back of the book tells you that the story is about Nick, the CEO of a office furniture company. He reports to Todd who was recruited to serve the interests of the original family owners. There is a token family member on the board, though it is Nick (and Todd) that
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Ed
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: legal and corporate thriller fans
Six-Word Review: Successful man, now hated, soon persecuted.

Nick Conover, CEO of a furniture Company and single father of two, sees his business begin to struggle and he must lay off 5,000 workers. He also shoots a disgruntled ex-employee spouting gibberish on his front lawn. Unfortunately, from a legal perspective, protecting his home only applies if the intruder is in the house. He enlists his head of security to move the body to the shady part of town - bad idea.

He's now the target of law enf
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Jan
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
FULL OF IMPLAUSIBILITIES (LIKE WHY WOULD THIS GUY NOT INSTALL A SECURITY SYSTEM IN HIS MANSION THE FIRST TIME HIS HOUSE IS BROKEN INTO, RATHER THAN WAITING TO THE 4TH OF 5TH TIME WHEN HIS DOG IS MURDERED? AND THEN HE SEEMS TO SHRUG OFF THE BREAK-INS WHEN I’D BE REACTING TO THE POLICE ABOUT THEM THE WAY A REAL PERSON WOULD), AND HACKNEYED PLOT DEVICES (THE BLACK WOMAN COP WHO IS CONSTANTLY GIVEN A HARD TIME BY HER MALE COWORKERS WHO ARE SO UNCARING ABOUT THEIR CASES YOU WONDER HOW THEY GOT AND KE ...more
Stephen Tremp
Dec 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
CEO Nick Conover of Stratton Corporation goes from beloved town hero to scapegoat and villain when Fairfield Equity takes over and orders him to layoff 5,000 employees in a small town in Michigan. Conover is also struggling with the recent death of his wife and raising, the oldest who are rebelling. To compound matters, Conover is being stalked and his dog is brutally killed. He then kills an innocent man who happens onto his property. He allows his good friend and company security officer to ta ...more
Wayne
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another page-turner from Joseph Finder. Like Paranoia, company espionage is a big part of this novel, along with murder, death of the main character's wife, a 10 year old daughter who adores her father, and a 16 year old son who defies his Dad and gets involved with drugs. In addition, there is a moral and very religious female police inspector who is determined to arrest the murderer, but has serious home problems.
Sound confusing. It is not. It is well-written and full of suspense. This 554 pag
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Sean Klingler
Mar 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am not even going to finish this book. I'm listening to the audio book, and it's awful. The characters are wooden and stereotypical. The story is uninteresting. The ONLY good thing for this book so far is the reader; Scott Brick. He's always awesome. Other than that.... I've never given up on an audio book before. Enough said.
Susan T
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I could not finish this book. Others seem to like it, but it's just not for me. I found the constant conspiracy and lack of real human contact too unsettling and depressing and, frankly, unrealistic and contrived. I'd rather spend my time on something that either is happier or that I can more relate to.
Lou
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book seemed to start out a corporate intrigue novel, but had many twists and turns in it. It seemed to get bogged down in places, but as the end drew near, there was a twist I did not expect, and it did make this book a "good read".
Fredrick Danysh
CEO Nick Conover was once the hero of town before the layoffs began. As a widower he is protective of his son. When the boy is threatened he takes action to defend him against the enemy who might be people that he is close to.
ElaineY
One star is for aborting it.

I aborted this early only because I do not like having to suffer surly teenagers. After checking the reviews to see if I could ignore Lucas, I decided it wasn't worth it. I'll look for another Finder book to try.
Nate
Mar 09, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pop-fiction
Dull, formulaic, predictable.
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Joseph Finder is the author of the forthcoming novel JUDGMENT and fourteen other novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, published in 35 countries around the world. His book HIGH CRIMES was adapted into a movie starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd; PARANOIA was made into the Harrison Ford/Gary Oldman film.

He was born in Chicago, lived in the Philippines, Afghanistan, Washington State,
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