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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep—and the danger of their discovery. When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into—and renovate—the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home.

As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It's enough money to completely transform Rick's life—and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father's hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father—a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years—will save Rick...if he can survive long enough to do it.

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Joseph Finder. (2015). The Fixer. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Joseph Finder. 2015. The Fixer. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Joseph Finder, The Fixer. Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.

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Joseph Finder. The Fixer. Penguin Publishing Group, 2015. Web.

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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep—and the danger of their discovery.
When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into—and renovate—the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home.

As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It's enough money to completely transform Rick's life—and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father's hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father—a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years—will save Rick...if he can survive long enough to do it.

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        Rick Hoffman, the hero of this so-so standalone from Thriller Award–winner Finder (Suspicion), has been fired from his high-flying job as a celebrity journalist, dumped by his fiancée, and reduced to camping out in his boyhood home in Cambridge, Mass., empty for years while his father has languished in a nursing home after a paralyzing stroke. When Rick finds more than $3.4 million in cash in the walls of his dad’s crumbling manse, it greatly improves his financial situation, but greatly diminishes the quality of his life as he searches for the source of the loot. Despite being attacked, then kidnapped and tortured, he doggedly continues to uncover his father’s sketchy past as “a bag man and a fixer.” Rick manages to touch a lot of nerves, most notably those of a high-profile PR man connected with Boston’s public works project known as the Big Dig. Rick’s look into his father’s past is touching and human, but readers should be prepared for an overblown plot and a predictable denouement. Agent: Daniel Conaway, Writers House.

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        April 1, 2015
        A struggling writer finds $3.4 million in cash in a crawl space in his old house, leading him to discover the truth about his stroke-ridden father. Since Rick Hoffman lost his lucrative job with a slick city magazine, things have gotten so bad that he's camping out in his family's disheveled, heat-deprived home in Cambridge. His father, Leonard, a former lawyer, is in a nursing home, unable to speak or communicate. An ace investigative reporter for the Boston Globe before he was hired by the Back Bay to write about rich people, Rick begins nosing around to find out where the money came from. In no time at all, he suffers his first beating from bad guys who warn him to back off. Living large, he hides out in hotel rooms while investigating his father's past. Leonard, it turns out, is a man of many secrets. He was a bagman for strip clubs and porn clubs. He was also an activist pro bono lawyer for civil liberties causes. Digging through city records and interviewing former connections of his father's, Rick uncovers a coverup of major proportions-and more surprises. As in his previous novel, Suspicion (2014), Finder gives us a character who acts stupidly to pull himself out of bad circumstances. But neither the lack of credibility nor Rick's thinness as a character keeps the book from being a fun read. Finder returns with another thriller that will have you shaking your head over the protagonist's actions but still turning the pages to find out what happens next.

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        January 1, 2015

        Having lost his job and apartment, Rick Hoffman moves into his abandoned childhood home, where renovation reveals something that puts his life in danger. After 2014's Suspicion.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Starred review from May 1, 2015
        Finder can make reading about someone walking across a room excruciatingly suspenseful. In this, the tenth of Finder's stand-alone thrillers, decay is the predominant theme. Rick Hoffman is haunted by the fact that his original values have been lost. He started out as an investigative journalist, and did well at it until he was seduced by money into working for Back Bay, a glitzy Boston monthly. Now he's out of work, his job eliminated; his girlfriend no longer interested; his apartment no longer affordable. He has no choice but to move back into his childhood home, which is falling apart and empty. In trying to find out what creatures are scrabbling around inside the walls, Rick discovers a stack of money running into millions. He races to get the money out of the house (a somewhat sketchy neighbor was with him when he made the discovery) and into a safe place. But other people are right behind him. Rick's challenge is to stay one step ahead of his pursuers while figuring out the backstory on the money. He uses his investigative-journalism background in intriguing and totally believable ways, but the bad guys seem to be just as intelligent. This is a thriller that is as much about redemption as it is about escape. A remarkable, exciting read.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep—and the danger of their discovery.
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As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It's enough money to completely transform Rick's life—and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father's hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father—a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or...

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