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Jason Culp's narration adds edge to this tightly plotted corporate thriller about the deadly chain of events launched by a pharmaceutical firm executive after he discovers that a paper-shredding firm is stealing financial secrets from his wastepaper baskets. Harrison delights in providing descriptive nuggets about the buildings and culture of New York City. In the wrong hands, these could become dull, but Culp delivers the exposition with vigor and never allows the pacing to flag. When voicing dialogue, he produces an array of convincing accents, and subtly indicates gender with slight shifts in pitch. The novel's action scenes—particularly a short, vicious fight involving a pair of hedge clippers—develop an especially visceral impact when Culp narrates them. In sum, the gripping story and the deft reading make for a solid listening experience.
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Brilliant . . . recalls Tom Wolfe's best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, but this is a far darker story and a far more interesting one. Harrison's Big Apple is rotten to the core. (The Washington Post)
Brutally effective . . . Harrison spins a fast-paced NYC crime novel. . . . Start reading this book and prepare to cancel all other plans for the next seven hours or so. (Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A))
Harrison writes like Rambo on meth and throws in enough black humor to prove he's more brains than brawn. . . . The Finder's a keeper. (USA Today)
Colin Harrison's New York is an eye-for-an-eye, dog-eat-dog Darwinian world with similar map coordinates to Tom Wolfe's Manhattan and the Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. . . . A chilling, high-speed roller coaster of a ride that doubles as a sardonic sightseeing tour of the seamier side of New York City. (The New York Times)
A satisfying thriller canvassing and connecting New York's hedge-fund billionaires with illegal immigrants scraping by on menial labor. (The Christian Science Monitor)
Some of the best writing being done today . . . Harrison displays a depth of reportorial knowledge to awe Tom Wolfe. . . . Perhaps the equal of Richard Price. (Sun-Sentinel (South Florida))
Colin Harrison writes shrewd thrillers that probe the far reaches of New York society. . . . An uncommonly astute writer. (The Seattle Times)
I always enjoy stories with detailed, interesting local atmospherics; and Mr. Harrison does not disappoint with his depictions of New York City locales. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carlos Carrasco
Colin Harrison is a wonderful mystery writer who is very literate, which in my book, is big plus! A great find!Published on August 1, 2013 by sadie mae 212
Wonderful crime story set in New York. The author writes about interesting people, that might very well exist. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Jackal
had alot of promise, but didn't make it all the way. I am not a prude, but too much gatuitous sex...Published on December 4, 2012 by Michael E. Bryson
[[ASIN:B005SN7VYW The Finder: A Novel -- Colan Harrison is one of the finest authors. His writing shows his depth of understanding about what a reader likes, but seldom finds. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Donald J. Doyle
Ever since I discovered Henning Mankell, years ago (and I've read five or six of his books), I've been hooked on Scandinavian crime fiction. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Marianne
As with most new authors, I'll always opt for the audio version. By disk 4 I'd had it with the cliche bad guys and the too long meandering around the Ray Hero Guy. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by DD@Phila
My first time out with Colin Harrison. I found the story & the telling of it passable. I just didn't find anything past average in the story or in the strength of the characters. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by Ken T.