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“[A] tense, well-balanced novel.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Joseph Finder has a knack for writing fast-paced, well-plotted thrillers that explore contemporary real-world issues—and that sometimes even seem prescient. His 15th novel, Judgment, is no exception.”
—New York Review of Books
"Joseph Finder has masterfully blended the psychological and legal thrillers in “Judgment,” a book that combines his penchant for nuanced plotting with the rapid-fire pacing his more recent titles have displayed.”
—The Providence Journal
“Wow! This is Finder’s best book so far, and that is saying a lot.”
“Judgment is the first Joseph Finder thriller I have read and I can’t wait to read his others…You have to trust me that the plot is creative and timely. To reveal too much would spoil the thrill of learning the truth behind the blackmail plot. Let’s just say, it could be ripped from the headlines.”
—Woman Around Town
“I finished Joseph Finder’s Judgment after six hours of high-adrenaline reading. What a great premise: A judge’s one-night fling a thousand miles from home becomes the basis for an attempt to blackmail her in an important case. And that is merely the first surprise. Judgment is smart, swift and well-informed. I loved it!”
“This is an exquisite game of cat and mouse. Finder is fully in his groove here. The guy never disappoints. Judgment rocks.”
“Joseph Finder's thrillers always deliver, and Judgment is no exception--incredibly timely, twisty, and impossible to put down.”
"Joseph Finder's Judgment is a pitch perfect, ripped from the headlines thriller. An intense ride that grabs hold and refuses to let go. Judge Juliana Brody is a magnificent character, a perfect blend of believable vulnerability and ruthlessness to protect her family."
—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical
“Judgment starts with a moral dilemma and quickly becomes a masterclass in ratcheting up the tension. Just when you think it couldn’t get any pacier, Finder finds another gear. With complex, believable characters, a twisty plot, and well-researched legal background, this is a classy, sophisticated thriller for readers jaded by low-stakes domestic noir.”
“Joseph Finder has long been one of my very favorite thriller writers. Judgment is a stunning and utterly compelling page-turner by an author at the top of his game. I cannot remember when I last read a book so gripping and so satisfying.”
"A brilliantly paced juggernaut of thrills as well as a deeply serious investigation of morality and justice, Judgment shows Finder's absolute mastery of the genre. Incredibly gripping, trenchant and human, this is one of the best novels I've read this year."
“Not only the main character but also the supporting cast and even the walk-on characters are wonderfully believable. Finder also peppers the narrative with astute observations on a range of professions and criminal activities. Another stunner from a master.”
More Praise for Joseph Finder and his novels
"A master of the modern thriller."
—The Boston Globe
“If Alfred Hitchcock were alive and working today, this is the kind of story he would direct.”
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram on The Switch
“The Switch is a dazzling political thriller, a kind of 'Advise and Consent' postmodernized for the 24/7 news cycle world. Perfectly timed and wondrously prescient, this is summer reading of the highest order.”
“Finder really knows his way around a thriller, and his sensibilities about Washington, scandal, and the immediacy—and threat—of digital publishing and electronic surveillance seem chillingly plausible. This is an exciting, insightful thriller with finely sketched characters.”
—Booklist on Guilty Minds (starred review)
“If you’re in the mood for tense, witty angst about closed-down career opportunities and dirty money cleansed by family redemption, The Fixer is the way to go.”
—The New York Times Book Review
"Finder can make reading about someone walking across a room excruciatingly suspenseful. . . . This is a thriller that is as much about redemption as it is about escape. A remarkable, exciting read.”
—Booklist on The Fixer (starred review)
"A can't-miss thriller . . . He's a master at making the reader feel every emotion, jump at every shock, and squirm with every twist that Danny must overcome."
—Associated Press on Suspicion
“Joseph Finder has always been out there on the front edge of things. With Suspicion he does it again, giving us a novel that is as timely and cognizant of contemporary society as it is a startling seat of the pants thrill ride. In Finder's hands one man's fight for survival becomes an everyman's journey to the light.”
About the Author
- ASIN : B07CWGYSCD
- Publisher : Dutton (January 29, 2019)
- Publication date : January 29, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1359 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 399 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #129,504 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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We tell our employees not to offend our customers in any way. Keep their politics out of business, be neutral-- didn't anyone ever tell Finder this? So stupid and for what?
I found the characters to be plastic, in essence cut outs. None of them seemed real. I do not want to offer any plot spoilers, but when I reached the "great reveal" eight-ninety percent of the way through the book , it seemed forced. in my view, Finder focused on a couple of hot button issues, i.e. "me too law suits" and Russian oligarch conspiracy issues and glued them together.
It was a quick but unsatisfactory read.
I was hooked on the psychological thrillers and stunned on the shocking or surprising endings.
Many years past and I discovered an author by the name of Joseph Finder. I have read everyone of his books and look forward with every new book he publishes. I had Judgment in my hands on the first day it was released.
Here we have a prominent judge who had a lack of good judgment and went to bed with someone she met at a bar. Unbeknownst to the judge, the hotel room had clandestine video cameras and recorded their sex.
Subsequently the judge is being extorted to rule in favor of a high profile civil case.
Not giving anymore away, there are many surprises that Joseph Finder will bring up with his excellent writing skills. Joseph Finder has masterfully blended the psychological, legal, and moral issues involving the judge breaking the law to save herself.
I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller and can see it hit the big screen.
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And this was another book that was overly descriptive of furniture, what people were wearing etc. It as if an author, at times feels the needs to write a certain number of pages and needs to fill it with descriptive waffle!!
Judge Juliana Brody goes on a business trip to Chicago where she meets Mathias Sanchez. It was one night, but it’s a night that will change everything about her life for good.
Duncan, Juliana’s husband is a professor at New England Law. There have been troubles within the marriage which were far bigger than her one night stand three years previously. Their eighteen year old daughter Ashley is taking a gap year between high school and college. She is working in Africa. Sixteen year old Jake is in remission from childhood leukaemia, but with a click of the fingers he could relapse any time.
Jake is struggling academically at school and is smoking marijuana via a vape pen. But will these things matter?
Judge Brody is handling a few cases but one of them is quite complex, Rachel Meyers v. Wheels,it’s case that is troubling and is taking too long. It involves a young woman Rachel Meyers suing a hot new ride-hailing start up company for sex discrimination. In the middle of proceedings a new member of the defence team is introduced Mathias Sanchez. Judge Brody realises she has been used, seduced and set up. But then someone is dead but who?
The reader gets to know more about Judge Brody, her family and her work. Bringing her alive on the page.
Joseph Finder adds lots of little details such to his characters what they eat, and what they do for recreation and more which brings them to life. The tension builds up as you turn the pages. There is corruption, misdeeds, a complicated web of espionage, double cross, financial impropriety and international conspiracy at the highest level.
This is a well thought out and written plot, driven by the characters. I look forward to reading more of his books in the future.
It’s now time for Amazon to stop reviews of books by peer authors. Only established journos on credible papers etc should give reviews.
BTW Judgement is a very weak thriller.
PUT A HALT TO THIS FAKE NONSENSE MR BEZOS.