The Switch



"Great characterization, heart-stopping chase scenes, a plot that never flags—and even a few fascinating facts about coffee sourcing. Finder may well be the best contemporary thriller writer going."

—Booklist, starred review

"The book whizzes by so quickly and suspensefully... A master of what might be called the 'man in over his head' thriller, Finder delivers a tense, uncannily relevant tale about government secrets falling into the wrong hands... Seemingly ripped from recent headlines, Finder's latest is one of his most fiendishly plotted and eerily relevant thrillers."

—Kirkus Reviews

"Finder once again shows his knack for crafting an engaging thriller."

—Publishers Weekly

"The perfect summer read."

—Library Journal

"Lies, leaks and threats to our liberties: A new thriller captures the moment... strikes the right tone."

—Washington Post

"Perfect for fans of “The Fugitive.""

—Boston Globe

"THE SWITCH is a dazzling political thriller, a kind of “Advise and Consent” postmodernized for the 24/7 news cycle world. Perfectly timed and wondrously prescient, this is summer reading of the highest order."

—Providence Journal

"[An] of-the-moment political saga."

—Entertainment Weekly

"If Alfred Hitchcock were alive and working today, this is the kind of story he would direct."

—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Joseph Finder is the king of the conspirator authors... This plot is extremely suspenseful with many twists and turns."

—Crimespree Magazine

"THE SWITCH is a timely thriller that wastes little time sucking readers in and taking them on a suspense-fueled thrill ride. Proving once again to be the master of conspiracies, Joseph Finder delivers another solid thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end."

—The Real Book Spy

"A fast-paced thriller and Finder at his best... THE SWITCH is a great page-turner."

—Mystery Tribune

"A high-octane thrill ride from beginning to end. The timeliness of the premise and the overall sense of paranoia that permeates its pages are sure to resonate... The inside intel on the coffee trade is merely sweetener to a literary libation, boldly served."

—Criminal Element

"I started the first chapter, and I was hooked. See if you can show more restraint with Joseph Finder’s THE SWITCH, in which picking up the wrong laptop at airport security ensnares a Boston coffee maven in high-level intrigue."

—WBUR's The ARTery

"One of the reasons Joseph Finder is one of my favorite authors is his ability to write characters that readers can relate to. Once a reader is connected – the words on the page come alive for them."

—Book Referees

"Finder takes a random mixup that could happen to any of us and spins it into a nail-biting nightmare."

—Linwood Barclay, internationally bestselling author

"[A] story that is impossible to put down for any reason and is as memorable as anything the author has ever written.... THE SWITCH is a serious book (and a timely one) that never takes itself too seriously. "