Jennifer Reese
March 28, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Finder

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Colin Harrison
publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
genre
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A

In the brutally effective first chapter of The Finder, two Mexican women are locked in their car and asphyxiated with sewage piped through the sunroof. From there, Colin Harrison spins a fast-paced NYC crime novel that incorporates a crabby billionaire financier with prostate problems, a sadistic Italian thug, conniving Chinese businessmen, the Mexican Mafia, a philosophically minded physician, and the titular hero, a former firefighter who just wants to track down his girlfriend, who’s gotten caught up in the mess. Start reading this book and prepare to cancel all other plans for the next seven hours or so. A

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