“Joseph Finder has created a fabulous new character, Nick Heller, who is ex-Special Forces with important contacts and brilliant deductive reasoning. Vanished is intelligent, intricate, and an outstanding beginning to what fans hope will be a long-running series.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator--exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed.
Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother, Lauren, lies in a coma, and his step-dad, Roger, Nick's brother, has vanished without a trace.
Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial, and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier," Victor Heller. Where Nick strayed from the path, Roger followed their father's footsteps into the corporate world. Now, as Nick searches for his brother, he's on a collision course with one of the most powerful corporations in the world--and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
"This devilishly plotted thriller is so engrossing that you may not even mind when your own life is stalled in traffic. Holter Graham throws himself at the job, cracking his voice as an arrogant teen and pelading piteously as a woman whose eyeballs are threatened by a scalpel-wielding mercenary." - AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner "Holter Graham puts his significant acting skills to work, especially in his voicing of the truly unique protagonist. This suspense never falters, and listeners will be pleased by the satisfying ending to this complex tale." - Library Journal, Starred Review and Best Audiobooks of 2009 list "A heart-stopping saga of suspense, smoothly read aloud by Holter Graham." – The Midwest Book Review "Graham does a wonderful job reading this and helped up the stakes with the way he builds the suspense of the book." —Central Crime Zone