The Finder

A Novel

Colin Harrison

Sarah Crichton Books

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There’s no doubt about it: Colin Harrison is a master storyteller. Critics and readers love his gripping, dark books. It’s hard not to get sucked into his world. Entertainment Weekly calls him the “class act of the urban thriller,” Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times lauds him as “a master of mood and atmosphere,” and Publishers Weekly crows that Harrison writes like an angel.”
 
Now the author of The Havana Room, Afterburn, and Manhattan Nocturne raises the stakes with an electrifying new thriller, The Finder. Harrison spins the story of a young, beautiful, secretive Chinese woman, Jin-Li, who gets involved in a brilliant scheme to steal valuable information from corporations in New York City. When the plan is discovered by powerful New Yorkers who stand to lose enormous sums of money, Jin-Li goes on the run. Meanwhile, her former lover, Ray Grant, a man who was out of the country for years but has recently returned, is caught up in the search for her. Ray has not been forthcoming to Jin-Li about why he left New York or what he was doing overseas, but his training and strengths will be put to the ultimate test against those who are unmerciful in their desire to regain a fortune lost. Ray is going to have to find Jin-Li, and he is going to have to find her fast.

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Three girls in a car at night, on their way to the beach in Brooklyn. Two are Mexican, about nineteen or twenty, young and pretty—like a lot of Mexican girls you see in New York City. Straight black hair, soft faces, a sweet-eyed optimism not yet destroyed by labor. Dressed in identical blue service uniforms with corpserve patches on the breast, they are nestled in a Toyota two-door subcompact as it flies along the Belt Parkway. The rattling, uninsured car is fifteen years old, carries expired Georgia plates, and has a market value of $125.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Colin Harrison's thriller novel The Finder. There's no doubt about it: Colin Harrison is a master storyteller. Now, the author of The Havana Room, Afterburn, and Manhattan Nocturne raises the stakes with an electrifying new thriller, The Finder. Harrison spins the story of a young, beautiful, secretive Chinese woman, Jin-Li, who gets involved in a brilliant scheme to steal valuable information from corporations in New York City.

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Praise for books by Colin Harrison:
 
Havana Room:
 
“Harrison's status as the noir poet of New York crime fiction…will surely be enhanced by his latest thriller…Harrison's storytelling hums and his prose shimmers all the way through this fascinating adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

“As sharp and insidery as a Tom Wolfe opus, with the giddyup pacing of an airport-rack paperback.”  — Men’s Journal

“[Harrison is] the class act of the urban thriller. A.”  — Entertainment Weekly

“A consistently entertaining story . . . [Harrison] is a master of mood and atmosphere.”  — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
 
“A great read, an elegantly crafted thriller you won’t want to put down.”  
— Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

Afterburn:
 
“A practically perfect literary thriller with a bitter lingering “afterburn” indeed.
 — Kirkus Reviews

“Extraordinary . . . A masterpiece.” —The Washington Post

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Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is the author of, most recently, The Havana Room (FSG, 2004). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Finder
A Novel
Colin Harrison

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New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sarah Crichton Books
April 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429975162
ISBN10: 1429975164
6 x 9 inches, 336 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
April 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427203045
ISBN10: 1427203040
Audio Run Time: 12:30
$19.99

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Trade Paperback
Picador
May 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428884
ISBN10: 031242888X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$17.00
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