By: Joseph Finder
Publication Date: 6/13/2017
My Rating: 4 Stars A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller. Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she’s come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0—and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it’s too late. When Will fails to gain Tanner’s cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed. He turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.
A special thank you to Dutton and NetGalley for an early reading copy. Review to follow. Review to follow.
Praise for The Switch
“Seemingly ripped from recent headlines, Finder's latest…whizzes by so quickly and suspensefully…A master of what might be called the ‘man in over his head’ thriller, Finder delivers a tense, uncannily relevant tale about government secrets falling into the wrong hands.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen suspense novels, most recently GUILTY MINDS, the third to feature “private spy” Nick Heller. Heller was introduced in VANISHED (2009) and returned in BURIED SECRETS (2011).
Joe’s novels HIGH CRIMES (1998) and PARANOIA (2004) have been adapted as major motion pictures. KILLER INSTINCT (2006) won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel; BURIED SECRETS won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel, while COMPANY MAN (2005) won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.
A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston with his wife and their dog Mia, a dropout from Seeing Eye dog school.
Read more about Joe’s background.