House on Fire

House on Fire

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"In New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's new thriller, private investigator Nick Heller is hired to infiltrate a powerful family whose wealth and reputation hide something far more sinister"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781101985847
1101985844
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 24 cm

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0007548100dmw
Sep 23, 2020

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.

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ValinOR14
Jun 11, 2020

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!

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Eil_1
Mar 28, 2020

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.

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LuvReadingStuff
Mar 22, 2020

Loved the character Nick Heller.

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USAF1969
Feb 25, 2020

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.

debwalker Jan 21, 2020

Great story built on the tragic opiates crisis.

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