Another Great Heller Novel
4.5 out of 5 stars
Not to dive too deep into my personal life, but I’m currently dealing with a family member who is taking drugs similar to the same one the Heller is fighting against in House on Fire. Honestly, it was so close to hearing the news that this person was on this drug that I almost couldn’t continue with the book, but I’m glad I stuck with it.
House on Fire absolutely nailed both the opioid epidemic but also the lengths that a family and a company will go to hide the evidence and the proof from the public to save face or make another dollar.
This is the fourth Nick Heller book and it’s just as good as the other books in the series. Nick is at the top of his game and his interaction with people from his past along with the people that he’s currently investigating are some of the reasons that I love these books. Finder is able to write Heller in a way that he’s both extremely human and realistic but also this “I can’t believe he just did that’ kind of investigator.
Overall, I thought this House on Fire was really enjoyable even if it was painful at times to read (not because of the book, but because of the topic). Finder always finds a way to impress, and this one was no different.
In New York Times best-selling author Joseph Finder’s electrifying new thriller, private investigator Nick Heller infiltrates a powerful wealthy family hiding something sinister.
Nick Heller is at the top of his game when he receives some devastating news: His old army buddy, Sean, has died of an overdose. Sean, who once saved Nick’s life, got addicted to opioids after returning home wounded from war.
Then, at Sean’s funeral, a stranger approaches Nick with a job, and maybe also a way for Nick to hold someone accountable.
The woman is the daughter of a pharmaceutical kingpin worth billions. Now, she wants to become a whistleblower, exposing her father and his company for burying evidence that its biggest money-maker was dangerously addictive. It was a lie that killed hundreds of thousands of people, including Sean.
All Nick has to do is find the document that proves the family knew the drug’s dangers. But Nick soon realizes that the sins of the patriarch are just the beginning.
Beneath the surface are barely concealed cabals and conspiracies: a twisting story of family intrigue and lethal corporate machinations. In a deadly game of chess that pits Nick against a family dynasty, against brothers and sisters with schemes of their own, Nick learns how far his enemy is willing to go to protect its name and its wealth.
House on Fire by Joseph Finder
Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Series: Nick Heller #4
Published by Penguin Audio on January 21st 2020
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