Extraordinary Powers - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Joseph Finder

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In this lightning-paced novel of international intrigue the news is shattering: Harrison Sinclair has been killed in a car accident. While his daughter, Molly, and her husband. Ben Ellison, mourn the tragedy of a powerful man cut down in his prime, the realization slowly dawns that Sinclair's death was no accident. Harrison Sinclair was the director of the CIA. He may have been a traitor, or the Agency's last honest man. Even his son-in-law, Ben, has heard rumors of sinister forces within the Agency that could have ordered Sinclair's assassination: Ben was an agent himself until a rendezvous gone lethally wrong made him seek the safer waters of a staid patent law practice in an old-line Boston firm. But suddenly with the free-falling acceleration of a nightmare, Ben is thrust into a web of intrigue and violence beyond his control, compelled by an artful inescapable maneuver back into the employ of the CIA, and lured into a top-secret espionage project in telepathic ability funded by American intelligence. As the project's first success, Ben uses his extraordinary powers in the perilous search for Vladimir Orlov, the exiled former chairman of the KGB, the only man who might unlock the secret of Harrison Sinclair's death and the whereabouts of a multibillion dollar fortune in gold spirited out of Russia in the last days of the Soviet Union. The hunt for the truth will rush Ben headlong from Roman piazzas to a crumbling castle in Tuscany, from an impenetrable steel-clad vault beneath Zurich's glittering Black Forest, and the dangerous tunnels of the Paris Metro. It is a chase that will bring Ben Ellison face to face with his past and culminate in a crowded Washington hearing room where, behind high security barriers, a Senate investigating committee is about to call its secret witness as an assassin prepares to strike. Here, finally, with only seconds to act, Ben Ellison must call upon his extraordinary powers to stop a killer, or die trying.

About Joseph Finder

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Joseph Finder was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1958, and spent his early childhood in Afghanistan and the Philippines. He received a B.A. in Russian studies from Yale University and a M.A. at the Harvard Russian Research Center. He also served as a teaching fellow at Harvard from 1983-84. His first book, Red Carpet: The Connection between the Kremlin and America's Most Powerful Businessmen, was published in 1983 and is a nonfiction account of Western capitalists making profits from trade with the communist world. His first novel, The Moscow Club, was published in 1991. His other novels include Extraordinary Powers, The Zero Hour, Paranoia, Power Play, and the Nick Heller series. Company Man won a the Barry and Gumshoe Awards for Best Thriller and Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel. High Crimes was adapted into a 2002 Fox film starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. In addition to fiction, he writes on espionage and international relations for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.
Published January 1, 1993 by Ballantine Books.
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Soviet spy maven Finder (The Moscow Club, 1991) adapts to the disappearance of the Red Menace—without missing a step—by following the trail of $10 billion spirited out of Russia to protect it from hard-liners: a fortune in gold that's rearranging a lot of loyalties from Moscow to Wash...

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Although the plot creaks a bit, Finder's ( The Moscow Club ) pacing, wit and style make this thriller a standout. In a long manuscript delivered to a reporter, Boston patent lawyer and former CIA oper

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