Vanished

Vanished

Book - 2009/08/04
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After an assault leaves his estranged brother nowhere to be found and his sister-in-law in a coma, security investigator and ex-intelligence agent Nick Heller is forced to contend with one of the most powerful and secretive corporations in the world.

McMillan Palgrave

Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator--exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed.

Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother, Lauren, lies in a coma, and his step-dad, Roger, Nick's brother, has vanished without a trace.

Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial, and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier," Victor Heller. Where Nick strayed from the path, Roger followed their father's footsteps into the corporate world. Now, as Nick searches for his brother, he's on a collision course with one of the most powerful corporations in the world--and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.



Blackwell North Amer
Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed.
Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother, Lauren, lies in a coma, and his step-dad, Roger, Nick's brother, has vanished without a trace.
Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial, and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier," Victor Heller. Where Nick strayed from the path, Roger followed their father's footsteps into the corporate world. Now, as Nick searches for his brother, he's on a collision course with one of the most powerful corporations in the world - and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

Baker
& Taylor

After an assault leaves his estranged brother nowhere to be found and his sister-in-law in a coma, security investigator and ex-intelligence agent Nick Heller is forced to seek help even from his despised convict father as Nick contends with one of the most powerful and secretive corporations in the world, an endeavor which may get him and everyone he's trying to protect killed. 200,000 first printing.
Lauren Heller and her husband Roger, a brilliant executive at a major corporation, are attacked in a Georgetown parking lot after an evening out. Knocked unconscious by the assailants, Lauren lies in a coma in the hospital while her husband has vanished without a trace. With nowhere else to turn, Lauren's teenage son Gabe reaches out to his uncle, Nick Heller, a high-powered investigator with a corporate intelligence firm in Washington, D.C. Having returned to town on the next available flight, Nick finds Lauren conscious, the police skeptical and his older brother Roger still missing. Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier," Victor Heller. Whereas Roger chose to follow in their father's footsteps and join the corporate world, Nick instead rebelled. He enlisted in the Special Forces and later he served in a highly secretive intelligence unit in the Pentagon. Now working for one of the most respected firms of corporate"fixers," Nick's looking into his brother's disappearance unexpectedly pits him against the interests of some extremely influential forces in Washington, including his own boss. With few allies and many enemies, Nick is forced to seek help where he can--including from his own despised father, still in prison in upstate New York. Nick finds himself on a collision course with one of the most powerful and secretive corporations in the world, whose minions will stop at nothing to protect the secrets that Nick Heller is determined to uncover-- secrets that reach into the highest levels of the government... and may get Nick and everyone he's trying to protect killed.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009/08/04
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312379087
0312379080
Branch Call Number: FICTION FINDER
Characteristics: 384 p

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Eil_1
May 22, 2016

This is the 3rd book I've read by Finder - enjoyed the other two more. It's a good plot but somewhat heavy on the descriptions and IT details. The big question: is Roger held captive, alive or dead.

akasq Feb 17, 2016

An all american hero, Nick
Heller come to save the day.
With lots of twists and turn,page turning action and
more thrilling suspense.
A great surprise ending .
Good book.

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newfieshawn
May 25, 2015

excellent book cant wait to read the second book

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May 01, 2014

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ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"After an assault leaves his estranged brother nowhere to be found and his sister-in-law in the hospital, corporate espionage investigator (and former Special Forces soldier) Nick Heller begins looking into the attack - and uncovers the sorts of secrets that a very powerful, very secretive corporation would go to great lengths to keep hidden. With all the action and suspense of a thriller, plus enough corporate wrongdoing to chill your blood, this series debut is "outstanding" (Library Journal). Follow it up with the 2nd and most recent in the series, Buried Secrets." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

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vanessa1
Dec 12, 2009

This book, Vanished, was just taken out on Dec. 11th and not returned as EPL says.

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