In keeping with a basic tenet of thriller novels – waste no time setting the scene, large – Boston Globe reporter Joseph Kahn gets his piece about local bestselling author Joseph Finder rolling with this compelling first paragraph:
After publishing 10 suspense novels, two of them bestsellers turned into Hollywood movies, Joseph Finder had what most writers would sell their souls for: brand-name author status; a seven-figure, multi-book deal with a major publisher; a list of his previous works aggressively marketed by his publisher; and a loyal readership for virtually anything he wrote.
That was then (2012) and the rest of Kahn’s feature is now. After becoming unhappy with the direction of the partnership, Finder gambled big-time on himself, writing a seven-figure check to get out of his St. Martin’s Press deal and writing his next novel, Suspicion, on spec.
To find out Kahn’s article ends, click here. Incidentally, the protagonist of Finder’s latest thriller will resonate for another reason with Mediabistro readers. Danny Goodwin is a single dad and freelance writer struggling to pay his daughter’s private school tuition.[Jacket cover courtesy: Dutton Adult]