An explosive thriller about scandal at the highest level

explosive thriller: Guilty Minds by Joseph FinderGuilty Minds unfolds with explosive power and mind-bending suspense. It is a stellar example of an accomplished writer at work at the top of his game. The story is intriguing from the outset.


Guilty Minds (Nick Heller #3) by Joseph Finder (2016)

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One of the most powerful men in the nation calls on Nick Heller to disprove the charges in a forthcoming story on a high-profile online news site. A private investigator with a staff of two and a meager client list, Nick is hard-pressed to refuse. And when he discovers that the allegations that are soon to surface online involve the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he approaches the case with a mixture of curiosity and caution. The catch? He has just 48 hours to find evidence of the truth.

Making a scandal go away

Nick is well equipped for the job. He is armed with years of investigative experience and supported by a passionately dedicated former NSA analyst and a network of friends with special skills such as safe-cracking. However, his investigation quickly turns up signs that the case is far more complicated than he had been told. A decades-old murder somehow figures in the story. Along the way, Nick encounters corrupt ex-cops, a law firm operating beyond the confines of the law, a right-wing billionaire, and a shadowy “security” firm called the Centurions. To complicate matters further, the story’s reporter, a former star at the Washington Post, may be as much a victim as the Chief Justice.

About the author

Joseph Finder is one of today’s most talented and successful thriller writers. Guilty Minds is the third of his novels featuring the former Special Forces soldier Nick Heller. He has also written ten other novels and a well-received nonfiction book.

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