This Special Guest first planned to become a spy. Or maybe a professor of Russian history. (Keeping options open!) Instead he became a bestselling thriller writer, and winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for BURIED SECRETS (2011), winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel for KILLER INSTINCT (2006) and winner of the Barry and Gumshoe Awards for Best Thriller for COMPANY MAN (2005).
After taking a high school seminar on the literature and history of Russia, Joe was hooked. After completing his master’s degree at the Harvard Russian Research Center, he was later recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency…
Eventually he decided he preferred writing fiction.
GUILTY MINDS is Joe’s latest novel and the third book in the Nick Heller series. The “private spy” returns in an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried.
“Private spy Nick Heller is the best lie detector you’ll ever meet. Trained in the special forces; tough, smart and stubborn, he’ll do what needs to be done to uncover the truth.
He’s been hired to disprove a story about a Supreme Court judge and a high-class call girl who’s just been found dead. Nick has forty-eight hours before a Washington gossip website runs an exposé that could destroy the justice system as we know it.
Forty-eight hours to figure out who is lying. Forty-eight hours to solve the murder of an innocent woman. Forty-eight hours to force the power-brokers of Washington to give up their secrets…
The truth, when it comes, will shock them all.”