The Shadow Broker

The Shadow Broker SHAMUS AWARD WINNERWhen finding criminals is your business it s easy to make a killing Finn Harding Mr Finn to his clients specializes in finding people who don t want to be found Stripped of his PI
  • Title: The Shadow Broker
  • Author: Trace Conger
  • ISBN: 9781500966973
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • SHAMUS AWARD WINNERWhen finding criminals is your business, it s easy to make a killing.Finn Harding Mr Finn to his clients specializes in finding people who don t want to be found Stripped of his PI license, Finn begins working for the type of clientele who operate in the shadows, pay in cash, and don t care if he s licensed or not As Finn becomes ensnared in a plotSHAMUS AWARD WINNERWhen finding criminals is your business, it s easy to make a killing.Finn Harding Mr Finn to his clients specializes in finding people who don t want to be found Stripped of his PI license, Finn begins working for the type of clientele who operate in the shadows, pay in cash, and don t care if he s licensed or not As Finn becomes ensnared in a plot to take over a black market information brokerage, he finds himself and his family straddling the thin line between life and death With his own clients gunning for him, Finn must evade a psychopathic killer, special agents from the FBI s cybercrime unit, and a Detroit mob boss Finn is about to find out that working with criminals has its advantages Staying alive isn t one of them In The Shadow Broker, Trace Conger delivers a sharp edged and gritty tale of crime, murder, and family It s a fast paced crime thriller that holds nothing back.
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    1. Trace Conger is an award winning author in the crime, thriller and suspense genres His Mr Finn series follows disgraced private investigator Finn Harding as he straddles the fine line between investigator and criminal.Conger won a Shamus Award for his debut novel, THE SHADOW BROKER He s known for his tight writing style, dark themes and subtle humor He lives in Cincinnati with his wonderfully supportive family.Find out about Trace Conger and the Mr Finn series on his official website, traceconger.

    2. THE SHADOW BROKER is a debut novel that introduces the reader to Finn Hardingor Mr Finn, as he is known to his clients Once a Private Investigator, he got mixed up with some nefarious people and ultimately lost his license Now working in the shadows, he specializes in finding people usually people who don t want to be found And his clients don t care if he has a license or not.Finn is hired by a man who is running a black market information brokerage on the dark net He is being blackmailed by so [...]

    3. Quick When was the last time you found yourself rooting for the bad guy It s hard not to do just that in this book, a Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award for Best Indie P.I Novel I received a review copy at no cost from Netgalley, and it hooked me by the end of the first chapter and didn t let go till the end.Finn Harding is a former private investigator who lost his license when he crossed a bit too far over the ethics line to suit the powers that be He still plies his trade, but under the table [...]

    4. Normally I am pulling flaws and errors out of a book like this, as the genre is glutted with haphazard efforts Happily, this book is a step above all the rest of the PI thrillers and probably two or three steps Here s a rundown, without spoilers PLOT Yes, the main idea of the story has been done Private Investigator gets in over his head and spends much of the book trying to keep himself and his loved ones safe Where author Trace Conger excels is in the way he continually injects realism into th [...]

    5. I don t often read crime novels, but thoroughly enjoyed this one I was rooting for Mr Finn, even though his behavior straddled the line between principled and breaking the law This disgraced former PI is deeply protective of his family, while frequently putting them in jeopardy by consorting with criminals to earn some fast cash Following this plot kept me in suspense, and I found it to be a quick, fun read Since I live in Cincinnati, I loved the local references I can t wait for Conger s next b [...]

    6. Unlicensed PI Finn Harding is in for the ride of his life He s dealt with unsavory characters before, even done work bordering on the illegal, but a romp with the criminal underworld of the Midwest is not anyone s idea of a normal work day Contracted by a guy who runs an online exchange of private, sensitive and illegal information to track a hacker, Finn discovers the cost of doing business with shady characters A simple, well paying job spirals out of control, with the deeds getting criminal, [...]

    7. Another very good book that was a free from back before Christmas The main character, Finn, is an off the books P.I He will take any job, including murder, if it will solve a client s problem.While the story is pretty predictable, it is a very fun read Some of the bad guys are very bad indeed Think using a belt sander on someone from whom they are trying to get information.First of series.

    8. Synopsis blurb WINNER of the the 2015 Shamus Award for Best Indie P.I Novel When finding criminals is your business, it s easy to make a killing.Finn Harding Mr Finn to his clients specializes in finding people who don t want to be found Stripped of his PI license, Finn begins working for the type of clientele who operate in the shadows, pay in cash, and don t care if he s licensed or not As Finn becomes ensnared in a plot to take over a black market information brokerage, he finds himself and h [...]

    9. 4.0 StarsI frickin love Mr Finn his insane coffee addiction Told in first person perspective, the main character has an incredibly strong voice Mr Finn s personality is captivating, complex and so well developed He is a wonderful example of a morally gray character, proving that one can be involved in criminal affairs, while still being a loving father In many ways, this is a very traditional crime thriller, filled with dangerous men, shady deals and plenty of action Yet, Mr Finn really makes th [...]

    10. Finn Harding is a Cincinnati detective struggling to make a living with a revoked Ohio detective license Forced to work with criminals, he takes a job finding an internet blackmailer and subsequently agrees to murder him for a big cash bonus Unfortunately for Finn, the blackmailer was an undercover FBI informant The client puts a hit on Finn to keep him quiet while the FBI leverages him to implicate his criminal client Meanwhile, a gang of sadistic Detroit mob enforcers want to eliminate everybo [...]

    11. This novel serves to introduce Finn Harding, who lost his PI license and is reduced to scrounging for a living, dealing with less than savory persons to make ends meet He lives on a houseboat on the Ohio River in Cincinnati, has an ex wife and six year old daughter Obviously, this book is the beginning of a series Finn supposedly specializes in finding people who don t want to be found, since doing so doesn t require a license from the state.One such assignment comes from a man named Bishop who [...]

    12. A well crafted and well plotted book in the traditional PI style It drew me in right from the beginning, and kept me interested all the way The author knew his way around the material, and had me rooting for the protagonist even though he was a killer I look forward to Mr Finn s future adventures.

    13. A very good thriller that encompasses a lot of violence, good characters and is fast paced The writing leaves a little to be desired.

    14. Addicted againI love a book I can t put down, even though this one cost me time studying I don t wire specific reviews because I hate spoilers, just wanted to post that I really enjoyed the book and share another addictive series.

    15. Finn Harding lost his P.I licence so he starts working for people who don t care if he has a licence as long as he can get the job done His specialty is finding people who don t want to be found This is exactly the type of man Bishop needs Bishop has an Internet site where he offers to get sell information that has been illegally obtained Even with all the safe guards in place, someone hacked into the site and is blackmailing Bishop for 50,000 a month so he doesn t tell how he hacked the site an [...]

    16. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast Finn Harding, former P.I will take any job to try and earn a living even after he looses his license He also has the challange of a father thrown out of the nursing home, a young daughter that lives with his ex wife and her Dr boyfriend to protect from low lifes he deals with Probably be an interesting series to follow.The narration was well done, a fun list [...]

    17. This story is well written and would have been enjoyable and entertaining to read except for the cold, calculated killings by Finn, the protagonist Finn and his father, Albert, are likeable, and the plot unfolds quickly I was chilled by Finn s rationalizations and actions as he aids and abets cold calculated murders He enjoys the cunning planning involved I definitely will not read any in this series I enjoyed the writing style but not the content I obtained this as a Freebie from BookBub,com.

    18. I narrated the Audible version of the Mr Finn series and highly recommend Trace Conger s work.A fast paced crime thriller with great characters and a gripping plot that documents Finn Harding s descent from licensed PI to criminal.I also highly recommend the rest of the series Scar Tissue The Prison Guard s Son Coming to Audible in late 2017

    19. Except for the fact the story itself was quite engaging, I probably would have given THE SHADOW BROKER three stars because I really couldn t root for any of the primary characters The protagonist, a disgraced PI who d lost his license, was morally bankrupt He became a hit man so he could pay his bills, but didn t seem to agonize over murdering people Beyond the protag, there was a psychotic killer, vicious Detroit mobsters, lots of small time crooks, and too many people willing to look the other [...]

    20. This was a fun romp The writing and character construction was above average, but fell short of top notch authors e.g Nesbo, Connelly Credulity is stretched too frequently and too far, and predictable patterns detract slightly from the overall story There are some good plot lines twists, but for the most part, this book seeks only to entertain rather than keep you riveted Nevertheless, Conger has a kernel of something good here and I hope he can develop both his writing style and his protagonist [...]

    21. Finn is not a good man Finn used to be a licensed private investigator in Cincinnati Then he crossed a line that the relevant state agency didn t like So he is no longer licensed But he still finds people, for a price This time he has stepped into a hole deeper than he thought it was, and now people are looking for him This is a page tuner of a tough guy noir novel Not for the faint of heart.

    22. Different viewI don t recall reading a crime novel where the main character is as flawed as the criminals in the story I did enjoy this different slant, but not sure what that says about me

    23. Very violent story, but I think it has to be if you deal with the organized crime, ruthless criminals or psycho killers Mr finn did a good job and it was still time for family, friendship and a refreshing contact to his father Quite a story, very entertaining

    24. It has been a really long time since I read a book as good as this one It was fast paced and really kept me interested right to the last page I loved it I can t wait to read from the author.

    25. Great Thriller with an engaging heroThis book was well written and had a good plot I don t understand the need however, for the need for blasphemy It ruined the enjoyment of the read for me.

    26. This is a fine crime novel Contemporary, with computers and the internet as common as guns and money, I finished this one faster than I expected, and am on to its sequel Well worth reading.

    27. Great book Interesting reading Entertaining, emotional, keeping you involved and on the edge until the verty end of the book Great writer Strongly recommend.

    28. Be readyThis is a very convoluted story with some gore but generally threat than action I was worried to start and almost gave up So glad I didn t.

    29. It started off well, and interesting, but gets bogged down with repetitive violence about 40 50% in I m not sure if I m going to keep reading too much cold blooded killing for me.

    30. Great story I really enjoyed this story Mr Finn is one slick guy The story movies right along and there s enough twists, suspense and surprises to keep one involved.

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