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Vanished

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 11-10-09
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 11-10-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Finder's best"

    I've come to really enjoy Joseph Finder's books - he always captures the language of the industry he is writing about. In this book, however, I think he tries too hard to dazzle us with his insider knowledge of spyware and Special Forces lingo. By the end of the book, I really had lost interest. Too bad, because I usually like his stuff. The one highlight? Good narration.

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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 11-03-09
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 11-03-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Joseph Finder does it again"

    Joseph Finder is at his best in this exciting thriller. The plot is fast paced and the characters are interesting. I did feel he could have developed the character of the imprisioned father a little more throughly though. The narrator was good except for his voice change when he did the teenage son. That was tough to listen to. It reminded me of someone who talks through their nose and whines while doing so. I would have given this a 5 instead of a 4 if not for this.

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    Jeffrey Crawford 10-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "vanished"

    thought the book kept you interested what was going to happen next. thought the story was excellent really enjoyed.

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    Jacob springboro, OH, USA 10-16-09
    Jacob springboro, OH, USA 10-16-09 Member Since 2016
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    "good not great"

    Read the Bourne Triology then Nelson Demille John Corey sp? books and Up Country and especially Word Of Honor ......and you too will feel this book is not in the same league.

    Decent story but you never really care how it ends...only that it ends.

    I devour books but this one was a let down

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    Paul Sugar Hill, GA, USA 10-02-09
    Paul Sugar Hill, GA, USA 10-02-09
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    "Enjoyable Listen"

    Excellent book! This would have been one book I would have enjoyed reading, but I was traveling a lot during the summer, and decided to pull it down from Audible instead. The narrater did an excellent job voicing each character differently. I even slowed down my driving so I could listen to it more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alton A. Ivory 09-25-09 Member Since 2013

    I have been an avid audible listener foot quite some time.it has helped me stay sharp and entertained as well.

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    "kept me going til the very end"

    this was a great book. It held my attention til the very end. It was a slight departure from his other books but very well done.

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    Bruce Portland, OR, USA 09-21-09
    Bruce Portland, OR, USA 09-21-09
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    "Save me from this narrator!"

    It is too bad that I will not know how the book turns out, but I can't get by the narrator and his whiny voices.

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    Jeff mesquite, TX, USA 09-20-09
    Jeff mesquite, TX, USA 09-20-09
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    "I don't know"

    Not as good as previous works, the story was kind of confusing, but I was entertained. The narrator wasn't the greatest. This is supposed to be a series of novels hopefully the next one will have less bratty teenagers.

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    Kate Bagoy Portland, OR 09-18-09
    Kate Bagoy Portland, OR 09-18-09 Member Since 2015

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    "Narration is everything"

    The story isn't bad but OMG, I'd like to smack the crap out of the narrator. When he reads normally, like in the preview, it's great. Then he does the nasally teenage and woman's voice, or the fey British voice, or the gruff tough guy voice and grunts... Ummmm, no. This is not a bedtime story, I don't need make believe voice to make the story more interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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