Paranoia by Joseph Finder

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Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison - or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

They train him. They feed him inside information. Now, at Trion, he's a star, skyrocketing to the top. He finds he has talents he never knew he possessed. He's rich, drives a Porsche, lives in a fabulous apartment, and works directly for the CEO. He's dating the girl of his dreams.

His life is perfect. And all he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in.

But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds he's in way over his head, trapped in a world in which nothing is as it seems and no one can really be trusted.

And then the real nightmare begins...

From the writer whose novels have been called "thrilling" (New York Times) and "dazzling" (USA Today) comes an electrifying new novel, a roller-coaster ride of suspense that will hold the reader hostage until the final, astonishing twist.

About Joseph Finder

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JOSEPH FINDER is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, and has written extensively on espionage and international affairs for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. A member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 576 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Is it too early to declare Finder's fifth novel (after High Crimes ) the most entertaining thriller of 2004? Probably, but it will be a surprise if another su

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Finder presents Adam's thrust into Trion as the scary, grand adventure of a stranger in a strange land, as Adam must contend with a new corporate culture and a host of envious enemies, particularly once he's tapped to be Trion founder Jock Goddard's personal assistant.

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Cassidy is given a no-brainer option: Wyatt Telecom is going to have him charged with embezzlement --- unless he agrees to take a job with Trion Systems, one of Wyatt's major competitors.

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Entertainment Weekly

Adam Cassidy, the slick young protagonist of Joseph Finder's fun, synthetic, and movie-ready thriller Paranoia, works at a cutthroat high-tech firm, where, after getting into minor mischief, he is blackmailed by his unscrupulous boss into taking a job at a rival company and smuggling out trade se...

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If you write a novel that’s really a beefed-up screenplay, you’re writing a deficient book, and there’s no reason to believe Hollywood will ever buy it—or make it.

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Edward Nawotka Boston Globe 3 of 5 Stars "What sets Paranoia apart from others of its genre is not only Finder's fun, chatty prose, but also his command of the setting.

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I've seen Liam shoot several scenes, and he really has the chops to carry the lead,” added Finder in an email to me.Paranoia isn’t the first novel by Finder to make it to the screen.

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