Buried Secrets - Nick Heller, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Joseph Finder, Holter Graham (Narrator) Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a “private spy” who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the New York Times bestselling novel Vanished. Now, in Buried Secrets, Nick Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death si... more »tuation that’s both high-profile and intensely personal.
Nick has returned to his old home town of Boston to set up his own shop. There he’s urgently summoned by an old family friend. Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick’s help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Her abduction was clearly a sophisticated professional job, done with extraordinary precision. Alexa, whom Nick has known since she was young, is now buried alive, held prisoner in an underground crypt, a camera trained on her, her suffering streaming live over the internet. She’s been left with a limited supply of food and water and, if her father doesn’t meet the demands of her shadowy kidnappers, she’ll die. And as Nick begins to probe, he discovers that all is not quite right with Marshall Marcus’s business. He’s being investigated by the FBI, he has a lot of shady investors, his fund is in danger and now he has a lot of powerful enemies who may have the motivation to go after Marcus’s daughter. But to find out who’s holding Alexa Marcus hostage, Nick has to find out why. Once he does, he uncovers an astonishing conspiracy that reaches far beyond anything he could have imagined. And if he’s going to find Alexa in time, he will have to flush out and confront some of his deadliest opponents ever.
Read by Holter Graham. 8 sound discs (10 hr.)« less
Oh, my goodness! Strap yourself into a chair before you start reading this book; it moves at break-neck pace and speaks to a fear in all of us being buried alive. I suffered from a severe case of claustrophobia just listening to the story.
I cannot remember the last time I was so frightened by a story (I know better than to read horror books; Im too squeamish). This book is not for the faint-of-heart; a seventeen year-old girl is used as a pawn in a high-powered conflict between an American billionaire and some of the most notorious loan sharks around the world.
No one seems to be who they say they are; few are honest and the clock is ticking. A young womans life hangs in the balance and still people are lying. Nick Heller is fascinating and his friends are just as interesting.
Ive read several of the Jack Reacher novels and Nick Heller leaves him in the dust. I feel Nick Heller is more realistic because he gets help from friends and co-workers; Jack Reacher does everything himself. Heller is a private spy which seems like a new genre to me; Heller was a Black Ops agent who now has his own business.
The person who read this book (Holter Graham) added so much to the story; his Russian was amazing. Graham changed into several voices; this helped the listener follow the quick plot turns and the large number of characters in this book.