Books: Chapters For the CEO Set

NOVELIST JOSEPH FINDER HAS CARVED OUT A MARKET NICHE: THE CORPORATE THRILLER

If you're looking for the novelist Joseph Finder in a tony Manhattan restaurant, ignore the artsy-looking, bearded fellow slouching in the corner and search instead for the man in full executive armor: tailored wool blazer, black Armani tie and blue Joseph Abboud shirt. Finder, 47, uses that camouflage to slip in and out of the corporate environment, where he researches gripping thrillers set among the world of executive suites and water coolers. "Joseph Finder is doing for the business thriller what John le Carré did for the spy thriller," says Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, "moving it from the...

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