Paranoia (2004) 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… 2004-01-14 Fiction St. Martin's Press
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Paranoia (2004)

Paranoia | WORK ETHIC ''Paranoia'''s protagonist is forced to help sabotage a rival company
WORK ETHIC ''Paranoia'''s protagonist is forced to help sabotage a rival company
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2004; Writer: Joseph Finder; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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 secrets. At his new gig, he finds a father figure in the kindly, white-haired CEO and falls hard for a beautiful colleague. A tolerance for frat-boy writing is definitely required (the love interest has ''bodacious ta-tas''). But there are twists aplenty, and the fear of seeing Cassidy exposed as a spy -- scanning his girlfriend's laptop as she awaits him in bed, riffling through the gentle CEO's datebook -- provides more chills than any ghoul with a chain saw.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2004 Published in issue #747-748 Jan 23, 2004 Order article reprints