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Paranoia [Hardcover]

Paranoia [Hardcover]

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Adam Cassidy tiene veintisis aos y odia su empleo miserable en una compaa tecnolgica. Cuando manipula el sistema para ayudar a un amigo, se encuentra que lo acusan de un delito federal. Su empresa, Corporate Security le ofrece una solucin: o bien va a prisin o bien se convierte en espa industrial, un infiltrado en el principal competidor de Corporate Security, Trion Sistems. Para ello, le preparan y le proporcionan informacin sobre el funcionamiento de Trion y, cuando finalmente empieza a trabajar all, se convierte automticamente en un empleado estrella, ascendiendo rpidamente a los puestos superiores y descubriendo por el camino, cualidades que desconoca que posea. Su vida es perfecta, adora su trabajo, tiene un Porsche y su novia es la chica de sus sueos. Y todo lo que tiene que hacer ahora es traicionar a todos los que le rodean.

Adam Cassidy is twenty-six years old and he hates his job in a technology firm. While operating the system to help a friend, he is accused of federal offence. His company offers him a solution: he can go to jail or become an industrial spy infiltrated in the main rival company of Corporate Security.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   476
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2004
Publisher   Roca Editorial
ISBN  8496284085  
ISBN13  9788496284081  

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More About Joseph Finder

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joseph Finder is the author of several New York Times bestselling thrillers, including Buried Secrets, High Crimes, Paranoia and the first Nick Heller novel, Vanished. Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Thriller, and Company Man won the Barry and Gumshoe Awards for Best Thriller. High Crimes was the basis of the Morgan Freeman/Ashley Judd movie, and Paranoia was the basis for 2013 film with Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Born in Chicago, Finder studied Russian at Yale and Harvard. He was recruited by the CIA, but decided he preferred writing fiction. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association for Former Intelligence Officers, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Joseph Finder currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. Joseph Finder was born in 1958.

Joseph Finder has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Nick Heller Novels (Paperback)

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Paranoia  Apr 18, 2008
Thought this storyline was exceptional. The characters were a little different from the norm, along with a personality, as well as a sense of humor. It had so many twists and turns that you wondered how it could possibly end favorably...but the ending is a "gotcha"!
Corporate climbing, the DIRTY way!  Apr 5, 2008
This book was full of a dream life given to an ordinary guy in exchange for spying for his old company. Given a chance for an all American Dream lifestyle the main character does whatever it takes to keep it. GREAT BOOK! Looking forward to the movie!
Corporate Espionage  Mar 27, 2008
Joseph Finder quickly pulls the reader into the suspense with Paranoia, which dives into the action with Adam Cassidy being immediately immersed in a serious situation: His employer, Wyatt Telecom, catches him in the act of manipulating company funds to help out a coworker. His employers use this to their advantage, forcing Adam to infiltrate the ranks of a competitor, Trion, to get the details on a hot new technological product.

I had trouble in the beginning relating to the protagonist, Adam Cassidy, finding him a little too nonchalant and cold hearted. However, as the story progressed I found myself cheering for him. It's a good read and a good look at corporate espionage.
Bill & Ted meet Gordon Gecko  Jan 10, 2008
Adam Cassidy is a low-level manager for Wyatt Telecom who spends most of his time avoiding work. When a loading dock employee retires, Adam arranges for a lavishly catered retirement party... at the company's expense. His little stroke of whimsy costs the company over $70,000 and they threaten him not with losing his job, which he had fully expected, but with serious jail time. The CEO, Nick Wyatt, and security chief of Wyatt offer Adam one alternative to prison, he must agree to infiltrate a rival company, Trion Systems, and gather information on a top-secret project of theirs.

When Adam starts at Trion, it doesn't take long for him to start having second thoughts. Jock Goddard, Trion's CEO, is everything Wyatt isn't; warm, honest, and supportive. While Wyatt squeezes harder and harder, Adam feels guilty about betraying Goddard and worries that some in the company might suspect what he's really doing there. The tension keeps building for both Adam and the reader as he tries to find a way out of the mess he's put himself in.

Paranoia works well on multiple levels. It's a solid thriller, beginning with the scene where Adam is threatened with jail time the suspense slowly builds until it's almost impossible to imagine him avoiding prison. It's also a character study in how a young man can grow and change in a situation like this. There's no question that Adam isn't worth much at the beginning, then circumstances force him to find a work ethic he never dreamed of. By the time we read the final page, he's matured into a new and better man more capable of handling whatever the future may hold for him.

The cast of characters is varied and interesting. Jock Goddard makes a great mentor and father figure for Adam, even as his terminally ill real father does nothing but berate him. His father's caregiver, Antwane, is a hulking ex-con who combines toughness and patience in a way that one rarely sees. The usual corporate rats scurry also about, but the mix is spiced up a bit by an oddball engineer and the beautiful Alana, who Adam dates to get closer to the secret project but starts to fall for.

Paranoia is a good thriller and an excellent character study. I found it suspenseful, but perhaps not quite as tense as the very best in the genre. The story and characters are compelling and it's easy to recommend the book to virtually anyone. There is some techno-jargon that could be off-putting to some, but it isn't that bad and you don't have to understand more than the bare gist of it anyway.
Corporate espionage with a surprise ending  Dec 30, 2007
Tightly drawn characters and a careful plot really help a book about an inherently boring subject: corporate spying. I usually figure out the endings of these things, but this one took me by surprise. Great airplane reading.

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