Another great Finder book. Very good plot and character development. Story holds readers interest until very end. Would recommend for those who love suspense books.
I love the Nick Heller series!! In House on Fire Nick's close friend and army cohort, Sean, became addicted to opioids - specifically Oxydone. Even a stint in rehab couldn’t eliminate the cravings. Nick was devastated when he got the call from Sean’s wife that he had died from an overdose.
At the funeral, Nick meets a woman who proposes an interesting job. Sukie Kimball is the daughter of the man responsible for Kimball Pharmaceutical and Oxydone. She explains she attends the funerals of many of those who have died as a result of her family’s product in order “to bear witness to the victims of the drug that made us all rich.” Sukie hires Heller to find and steal the smoking gun that will bankrupt Kimball Pharma and send her dad to prison. The rest is quite a rollercoaster ride!
I've always enjoyed his novels and this is no exception. Nick investigates a pharma company who is being accused of knowingly developing and selling a life-threatening drug. It is an excellent reflection of today's opiate crisis. The plot unfolds to reveal a surprising ending.
Loved the character Nick Heller.
Joseph Finder's THE HOUSE ON FIRE starring Nick Heller is a another great read. This one is based on the tragedy of rampant opiate addiction in the US and the thinly disguised idea of a family-owned pharmaceutical company contributing to that crises by failing to disclose the addictive properties of the drug. That's the backdrop. No more spoilers from me. The story line is well crafted around the patriarch of the family and his children as they deal with each other and the possibility the company will be publicly exposed. Very engaging read with an interesting ending.
Great story built on the tragic opiates crisis.
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