The Finder

A Novel

Colin Harrison


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Jin Li is a beautiful, driven young woman running a dangerous little operation. Manhattan corporations hire her for a simple but delicate task: to shred and destroy the reams of highly classified documents. But they don't know that she and her brother, Chen, have been using their discarded secrets to game the international markets, making a pile of cash. When someone at the Good Pharma corporation, whose stock is plummeting, uncovers the scheme, two of Jin Li's workers die a grisly death, and Jin is on the run. Her brother extorts Jin's old flame, Ray Grant--an ex-firefighter with a disturbing 9/11 past--to track her down. He'll have to comb every strata of New York, from the brutal Mexican mafia to the greed-fueled penthouse billionaires of Wall Street, to find her.

An intricate tale of avarice, corruption, and power, Colin Harrison's masterful new thriller is a "brilliantly executed novel" (The Baltimore Sun).

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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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"Brilliant . . . recalls Tom Wolfe's best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, but this is a far darker story and a far more interesting one. Harrison’s Big Apple is rotten to the core."--The Washington Post

"Brutally effective . . . Harrison spins a fast-paced NYC crime novel. . . . Start reading this book and prepare to cancel all other plans for the next seven hours or so."--Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

"Harrison writes like Rambo on meth and throws in enough black humor to prove he's more brains than
brawn. . . . The Finder’s a keeper."--USA Today

"Colin Harrison's New York is an eye-for-an-eye, dog-eat-dog Darwinian world with similar map coordinates to Tom Wolfe's Manhattan and the Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. . . . A chilling, high-speed roller coaster of a ride that doubles as a sardonic sightseeing tour of the seamier side of New York City." --The New York Times

"A satisfying thriller canvassing and connecting New York's hedge-fund billionaires with illegal immigrants scraping by on menial labor."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Some of the best writing being done today . . . Harrison displays a depth of reportorial knowledge to awe Tom Wolfe. . . . Perhaps the equal of Richard Price."--Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)

"Colin Harrison writes shrewd thrillers that probe the far reaches of New York society. . . . An uncommonly astute writer."--The Seattle Times

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COLIN HARRISON is the author of, most recently, The Havana Room. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Finder
A Novel
Colin Harrison


L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist

Trade Paperback

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

Unabridged Digital Audio

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

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

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