Jin Li, the young, beautiful manager of a Manhattan office-cleaning firm, is on the run. Two Mexican girls on her payroll have just been buried in Brooklyn under a tonne of stinking sewage that she knows was meant for her - she has been 'disposing of' valuable information from top corporations in the city for years, and now the people she has ...
Jin Li, the young, beautiful manager of a Manhattan office-cleaning firm, is on the run. Two Mexican girls on her payroll have just been buried in Brooklyn under a tonne of stinking sewage that she knows was meant for her - she has been 'disposing of' valuable information from top corporations in the city for years, and now the people she has stolen from are out for revenge. Meanwhile, corporate schmoozer Tom Reilly is treating a pair of potential investors to a Yankees game when he receives a threatening letter claiming to know about 'problems' at Good Pharma pharmaceuticals. On the other side of town, mysterious Ray Grant, Jin Li's former lover, is tracked down by her ruthless brother Chen and offered an impossible choice: help Chen find Jin Li, or place his own father in danger. As the hunt for Jin Li gathers pace, the stakes are high on all sides. Will Ray find her before her enemies do? Can Chen and his Shanghai 'associates' be trusted to heep their word? And what is the secret that Ray's father has been hiding that could affect them all? In this sizzling story of manipulation and revenge, Colin Harrison, author of The Havana Room, Afterburn and Manhattan Nocture, will keep you guessing - and breathless - until the very last page.
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The Finder is a thriller with a little bit of everything in it: information theft, illegal immigration, insider trading, the Mexican Mafia, big pharmacy, 9/11, Chinese manipulation of American markets...the list goes on. Harrison has written a very complex thriller with lots of little bits that get tied up fairly neatly in the end.
From the very disgusting death by sewage which opens the novel the action never lets up. A Brooklyn guy--owner of Victor's Victorious Sewarage--who is sorta kinda mobbed up has been contracted to "send a message" to an office cleaning company that may be involved in the theft of information that has sent Good Pharma's stock plummeting. The method he chooses to send his message? Kill--with a mountain of excrement--a carful of workers, girls, guilty of nothing more--besides being in the country illegally--of working for CorpServe, the office cleaning company. Through sheer luck one of the girls, the boss, a beautiful Chinese immigrant named Jin Li escapes, and for the rest of the books she's on the run while pretty much everyone else looks for her.
Who's looking for Jin Li? Her brother and boss, Chen, based out of China running an operation that, in addition to its legal businesses around the world, makes insane amounts of money by using stolen insider information to manipulate European, Asian, and American stocks. Ray Grant, a former firefighter for the NYFD who went down on 9/11, has been out of the country as a freelance relief worker since his recovery, but has recently returned to New York to aid his dying father. And Vic, hauler of sewage, murderer, and wannabe gas station owner.
The action, while centered mainly in New York and Brooklyn, takes some interesting detours around the world as we learn of Ray Grant's and Jin Li's lives in flashback. There is also an excruciating sequence in the rubble of the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-02-18 Set in New York City, this edgy thriller from Harrison (The Havana Room) showcases his extraordinary storytelling ability. Jin Li has been running a scam on Tom Reilly and his company, Good Pharma, by stealing information under the cover of a paper-shredding operation. She then passes it on to her brother, Chen, who uses it to make stock trades. Under pressure from a ruthless billionaire investor who stands to lose his fortune if Good Pharma fails, Reilly asks a shady underling to deal with the leak, resulting in the horrible murder of two of Li's Mexican employees. Li escapes and goes on the run. Li's former boyfriend, Ray Grant, is caught in the middle, hounded by Chen and the minions of Good Pharma, both of whom believe he knows Li's whereabouts. With the help of his dying father, a former cop, Grant must find Li or face the consequences. The action builds to a deeply satisfying conclusion involving a sadistic kidnapper and a stock market power play across two continents. (Apr.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-05-26 Jason Culp's narration adds edge to this tightly plotted corporate thriller about the deadly chain of events launched by a pharmaceutical firm executive after he discovers that a paper-shredding firm is stealing financial secrets from his wastepaper baskets. Harrison delights in providing descriptive nuggets about the buildings and culture of New York City. In the wrong hands, these could become dull, but Culp delivers the exposition with vigor and never allows the pacing to flag. When voicing dialogue, he produces an array of convincing accents, and subtly indicates gender with slight shifts in pitch. The novel's action scenes--particularly a short, vicious fight involving a pair of hedge clippers--develop an especially visceral impact when Culp narrates them. In sum, the gripping story and the deft reading make for a solid listening experience. Simultaneous release with the FSG hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 18). (Apr.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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