Mystery & Thrillers

By Joseph Finder

Publisher : St. Martin's Press

ABOUT Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder
Joseph Finder is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Paranoia, Power Play, Killer Instinct (named Best Novel by the International Thriller Writers), Company Man (winner of the Barry Award), as well as High Crimes, the basis of the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie. A member of the  More...



It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness.

All the top officers of the Hammond Aerospace Corporation are there. And one last-minute substitute — a junior executive named Jake Landry. He’s a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down and a turbulent past he’s trying to put behind him.

Jake’s uncomfortable with all the power players he's surrounded by, with all their swaggering and posturing.The only person there he knows is the female CEO’s assistant—his ex-girlfriend, Ali.

When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now, terrified and desperate and cut off from the rest of the world, the captives are at the mercy of hard men with guns who may not be what they seem.

The corporate big shots hadn’t wanted Jake there. But now he’s the only one who can save them.

Power Play is a non-stop, pulse-pounding, high-stakes thriller that will hold the reader riveted until the very last page.

"Another triumphant work ... truly earns the distinction of 'page-turner.'  ...[will send] readers racing through the story at lightning speed ... A winner" -- Chicago Sun-Times

"The pace gallops relentlessly ... Joseph Finder is perhaps the lead player in the corporate thriller genre" -- The New York Times Book Review

"Its premise is enough to send chills through corporate boardrooms, and through civilian readers too.  [Mr. Finder] easily draws readers into the mind of his smart young protagonist" -- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"The action is swift ... smooth-running ... Finder keeps the plot bubbling and the pages turning.  His bad guys are believably menacing, and Jake Landry is humane enough that a reader can't help rooting for him to outwit all his foes" -- Tom Nolan,  The Wall Street Journal