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Vanished | [Joseph Finder]

Vanished

Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night.
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Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed.

Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother lies in a coma, and his step-dad, Roger, Nick's brother, has vanished without a trace. Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial, and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier" Victor Heller. Where Nick strayed from the path, Roger followed their father's footsteps into the corporate world. Now, as Nick searches for his brother, he's on a collision course with one of the most powerful corporations in the world - and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

©2009 Joseph Finder; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 09-14-09
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 09-14-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Really Good then not"

    Great start, good narration, weak ending

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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 09-06-09
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 09-06-09 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "my first Finder"

    I'd never heard of this author, probably only got it because Audible put it on the front page and it looked interesting. It was entertaining, it was interesting, was it the best book I've ever listened to, no, will I listen to another Finder, most likely.

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    Lou waban, MA, USA 08-28-09
    Lou waban, MA, USA 08-28-09
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    "narration ruins it"

    A fast and entertaining read, not a great story and as one reviewer noted, it has some holes; but keeps moving. However I cannot recommend to friends in audio format. The nasal whining of the teenager almost fits, but he uses the same voice half the time for the wife and it just doesn't work, makes her into a sniveling stereotype of the vulnerable dependent female that does not fit the story line at all. Buy the book for a good beach read, but stay away from this version.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter LUMBERTON, TX, United States 08-26-09
    Peter LUMBERTON, TX, United States 08-26-09
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    "Nope"

    I listen to about 2 books every 10 days.I could NOT bring myself to hear this one out. The narrator was so boring I could not get into the book !

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    Kathrin Santa Clara, CA, USA 08-26-09
    Kathrin Santa Clara, CA, USA 08-26-09
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    "Good listen"

    Interesting story. Great main character. Would recommend this. It took me a while though to get used to the whiny voices of Lauren and Gabe.

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    Michael charlotte, VT, United States 08-25-09
    Michael charlotte, VT, United States 08-25-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narrator!"

    I give the narrator a 4.5 but the story is a 3. It had all the makings of a great read but the plot miss-fires a bit to much and is difficult to follow. It's just not very plausable and the author doesn't really explain how the villian tries to pull it off. Still a good read though.

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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 08-23-09
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 08-23-09
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    "Really Loved it, even with the whining!"

    This book was exciting, riveting and really kept my attention. It was a bit predictable but then had a few good twists and turns. I do agree with one of the others here, that the voice of the son was about as annoying as any I've heard in years. even when he was happy he sounded like he was whining and crying. The Mom's wasn't much better. If you can get past that, I thought it was a great read.

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    Tina Columbus, IN, United States 09-10-09
    Tina Columbus, IN, United States 09-10-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    I enjoyed the book.

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    Michael Lake Jackson, TX, United States 10-13-09
    Michael Lake Jackson, TX, United States 10-13-09
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    "What a Shame"

    I was looking forward to the start of a new series by an author I like. I was hoping for the start of something comparable to the Myron Bolitar series (Coben) or the John Correy series(DeMille). This was nothing close - very dissapointing.

    For a series how about start with a little character development - there was very little. Okay he's a cocky ex-special forces guy - got it, but not much else to say. Not a great sense of humor and how about a little romance - zero. He could have hooked up with the sister-in-law or at least started to. At least throw a girlfriend in there.

    Not much else needs to be said about the reader different from the other reviews. He was just bad. I'm not giving up on Finder, but I think this series is DOA. Company Man was good. Killer Instinct was awesome (both read by Scott Brick). This just sucked. Don't waste a credit.

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    Haynes thornhill, ON, Canada 09-15-09
    Haynes thornhill, ON, Canada 09-15-09

    Love sailing, private pilot, Home cooking. Lecturer in pharmacology of local anesthetics used in dentistry. (M.Sc. PharmD) CCPE

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    "Racist"

    Exciting but smacks of racism. Refers to security guard as detailed and thorough..."WHITE retired cop." Are black or Spanish speaking security guards not thorough and detailed?

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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