Monday, April 15, 2013

Vanished

 
 
 
 

Vanished by Joseph Finder

Rating 4.5 out of 5

 
 
 
 
With his novel Vanished, Joseph Finder introduces the character of Nick Heller a private spy who served with the U.S. Army Special Forces. In this first instalment Nick is dealing with the disappearance of his older brother Roger who vanishes after his wife is attacked.

Nick is dealing with the disappearance of his older brother Roger who vanishes after his wife is attacked. Nick faces the task of protecting his sister-in-law and nephew while uncovering the circumstances of his brother's disappearance. The more he uncovers the more he realizes that his brother is living a double-life.

Roger's position is chief financial officer in a corporation and he has the burden of his father's crime. Nick and Roger's father in in jail for securities fraud and insider trading. This associated guilt makes Roger more diligent at this job.

This fast-paced book leads readers into the grey area where governments and private contractors work in, in other words, the money-making side of war.