Ever since he was young, Joseph’s plan was to become a tutor of Russian History or a spy. However, he ended becoming a bestselling author. Despite the fact that Joseph was born in Chicago, he spent most of his childhood living in numerous countries such as the Philippines and Afghanistan. As a matter of fact, Joseph Heller’s first language before he became proficient in English was Farsi. Finally, after staying in Bellingham for quite some time, Nick Heller’s family finally decided to settle outside Albany, New Jersey. After Joseph Heller had taken a high school seminar on the history of Russia and Literature, Joe was hooked. He, later on, joined Yale University where he studied Russian studies. At the University of Yale, Joseph Finder also sang at the school’s legendary acapella group. After he had graduated from the school with a summa cum laude, he joined the Harvard University Russian Research Center and was awarded a master’s degree.
Order of Nick Heller Series
|2||Plan B (Short Story)||2011|
|4||Good and Valuable Consideration: Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller (Short Story)||2014|
He became a tutor in the faculty for several years. He was later on recruited. However, after Finder discovered that a career in the CIA was less exciting, he decided to leave the job and become a writer. Finder’s first book was published when he was 24 years, in the year 1983. It was a nonfiction expose, which resulted in several threats in libel suits. The Red Carpet was the first book to reveal Dr. Armand Hammer, the controversial multi-millionaire and the Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum who had worked for the Soviet Intelligence during the 1920’s. Hammer’s attorney had threated Finder with several lawsuits. However, it was proved that all the books were assertions. Nonetheless, the Red Carpet was not the only story that Finder wanted to tell. Thus, he went ahead to pen down his very first story, the only mode in which he could legally narrate the entire Armand saga. The Moscow Club was published in the year 1991, and it described numerous factual events, which would be revealed several years later.
Ironically, Joseph Finder found numerous confidential sources, which were more than willing to reveal confidential information to him since he was a novelist instead of revealing the same information to an academic or a journalist. The Publishers Weekly named the Moscow Club as one of the top 10 thrillers all-time thrillers. After the Moscow Club, the author then went ahead to pen down three critically acclaimed thrillers, The Zero Hour, the Extraordinary Powers, and the High Crimes. Joe was later on invited to the movie set for High Crimes and even cast for the role of a JAG Prosecutor. Paranoia was published in the year 2004, and it represented a major turning point in the author’s career since it landed in the Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and the New-York Times bestseller’s list. It was the very first book by the author to use the corruption, conspiracy and the ruthless drive of the corporate world as the riveting plotline.
Nick Heller Awards
None of the books in this series have been nominated for any major literary awards.
Nick Heller Books into Movies
None of the books in the Nick Heller book series have been adapted into a screenplay.
Best Nick Heller Books
Vanished: This is one of the best performing books in the Nick Heller book series. The master of the modern thriller, Joseph Finder makes a return with this classic masterpiece. Lauren Heller together with her husband has gone out of dinner when they are brutally attacked. More than twenty-four hours later, one of the main characters Lauren wakes up in a hospital, only to discover that her husband has vanished without any form of a trace. The only person who had the slightest chance of locating him was his brother Nick, who is an exceedingly powerful investigator who works for a local private-intelligence firm. Nick Heller is not only smart but exceedingly stubborn and intelligent. Trained with the special force, Nick specialty in finding secrets that the extremely powerful individuals who were more than determined to keep it a secret. The two have been estranged for quite a long time ever since their exceedingly wealthy father was imprisoned.
However, Nick is more than determined to do whatever it takes to ensure that Lauren and her son are protected at all times. This, in turn, means that Nick, the protagonist would have to face some of the most lethal enemies that he has ever had to face.
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