23 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) Paranoia by Joseph Finder


I grabbed this book to read a little bit of fluff. I liked The Firm and I thought this would be similar. The plot is fantastic and I had high hopes for the book. I believe it would make a fun and exciting movie, but in written form it fell a little flat. Too many cliches, too many “this went just right” moments, just too many of a lot of different things. It was an enjoyable read and I did finish it because I wanted to see if what I thought would be the ending really was (it was, you can see it coming a mile away if you’ve read many thrillers).

Having said that, it’s a book worthy of a read when you are between heavier books. Just don’t pick apart the few plot holes or the writing style. It could still use a bit of a polish, but I’m glad I read it.

From the Publisher

Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison—or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems. They train him and feed him inside information. Now at Trion, he’s a star, skyrocketing to the top. He finds he has talents he never knew he possessed. He’s rich, drives a Porsche, lives in a fabulous apartment, and works directly for the CEO. He’s dating the girl of his dreams. His life is perfect. All he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in. But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds himself in way over his head, where nothing is what it seems and no one can really be trusted. And then the REAL nightmare begins…..


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