Guilty Minds by Joseph Finder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really, seriously wish Joseph Finder would give us more Nick Heller books...although seeing his tendency to go several years between new entries in this series as opposed to churning out one new book each year like clockwork makes them pretty special in the world of thriller novels. Guilty Minds is no exception, with its fast-paced, topical-as-hell exploration of politics and scandal and corruption. It's a world Heller's pretty used to, given how many incarcerated family members he's got, but perhaps not to the degree featured here.
Sure, the plot for this novel sounds like a mashup of a bunch of the Shondaland and imitation-Shondaland potboilers that ABC's been saturating their schedule with in recent years (Scandal and Notorious come to mind the most), but Finder, being a skilled storyteller, delivers a more-than-satisfactory political tale that leans far more towards thriller than drama, and is most certainly not a pleasure of the guilty variety.
I don't know how long it'll be until we get a fourth Heller book, but I'll be eagerly awaiting its arrival on library and/or bookstore shelves.
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