Joseph Finder Biography
Joseph Finder is an American thriller writer. His novel High Crimes was made into the film of the same name starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. His novel Paranoia was adapted into a 2013 film starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, and Harrison Ford. His books include Paranoia, Company Man, The Fixer, Killer Instinct, and Power Play.
Joseph Finder Age
Joseph Finder was born in Chicago, Illinois, US on 6th October 1958. He is 60 years as of 2018.
Joseph Finder Family
Joseph Finder was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1958. He spent much of his early childhood in Afghanistan and the Philippines before his family returned to the United States and lived in Bellingham, Washington and outside Albany, New York. Finder majored in Russian studies at Yale University, where he graduated summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a bass singer in the Yale Whiffenpoofs (1980).
He received a master’s degree from the Harvard Russian Research Center and later taught on the Harvard faculty. He states that “He was recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency but eventually decided he preferred writing fiction.”
Joseph Finder Wife
Joseph is a married man. Currently, he resides in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Michelle and their daughter Emma.
Joseph Finder Career
Finder published Red Carpet: The Connection Between the Kremlin and America’s Most Powerful Businessmen (1983), about Dr. Armand Hammer’s ties to Soviet intelligence. Finder’s first novel, The Moscow Club (1991), imagined a KGB coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. His second novel, Extraordinary Powers (1994) was about the discovery of a Soviet mole in the highest ranks of the CIA.
The paranoia of 2004, was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, as was Company Man (2005). Killer Instinct, (St. Martin’s Press), published in May 2006, won the International Thriller Writers Award for best novel in 2007. Power Play, published in 2007, was nominated for a Gumshoe Award. Vanished, the first novel to feature Finder’s series character Nick Heller was nominated for the 2010 International Thriller Writers Award for best novel.
Buried Secrets, the second Nick Heller novel, received the 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel, tying with The Cut by George Pelecanos. Suspicion (2014) was the first book to be published under Finder’s new contract with Dutton, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House; The Fixer, another standalone, followed in 2015. Guilty Minds, the third novel to feature Finder’s series character, Nick Heller, will be published in summer 2016.
Finder is a founding member of the International Thriller Writers Association and served as Financial Advisor to International PEN-New England. He is also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He writes on espionage and international affairs for publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post
Joseph Finder Net Worth
Finder is an American thriller writer, who gets his wealth from his writing. However, his estimated net worth is still under review.
Joseph Finder Books
- Vanished, ISBN 0-312-37908-0, 2009, paperback 2010
- Buried Secrets, ISBN 978-0-312-37914-8, Summer 2011
- “Plan B”, 2011
- “Good and Valuable Consideration”, in Faceoff ISBN 978-1-476-76207-4, (with Jack Reacher) September 2014 (co-written with Lee Child)
- Guilty Minds, ISBN 978-0-525-95462-0, July 2016
- The Moscow Club, ISBN 0-330-31350-9 paperback 1991 (out of print)
- Extraordinary Powers, ISBN 0-7528-2651-4 paperback 1994 (out of print)
- The Zero Hour, ISBN 0-7528-2650-6 paperback 1996 (out of print)
- High Crimes, ISBN 0-380-72880-X paperback 1998
- Paranoia, ISBN 0-312-94091-2 paperback 2004
- Company Man (retitled No Hiding Place in the UK), ISBN 0-312-93942-6 paperback 2005
- Killer Instinct, ISBN 0-312-34747-2 (hardcover) 2006
- Power Play, ISBN 0-312-34748-0 (hardcover) 2007
- Suspicion, ISBN 0-525-95460-0 (hardcover) May 27, 2014
- The Fixer, ISBN 9780525954613 (hardcover) June 9, 2015
- The Switch, ISBN 9781101985786 (hardcover) June 13, 2017
- Judgment, ISBN 9781101985823 (hardcover) January 29, 2019
Joseph Finder Judgement
It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again.
But back home in Boston, it becomes clear that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she’s presiding over–a sex-discrimination case that’s received national attention. Juliana discovers that she’s been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video.
Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, is the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy.
Joseph Finder Paranoia
It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom’s executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement, to the tune of nearly $80 grand.
Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adam’s scheming, and offers him one-way out-take on the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatt’s rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trion’s legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra-secret “Project Aurora,” and report back to Wyatt.
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 even a lovely lady who thinks he’s a dream. But it’s all just a mirage because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and that it isn’t paranoia…everyone is out to get him…