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COR­PO­RATE fixer and pri­vate in­tel­li­gence oper­a­tive Nick Heller re­turns in a tale of scan­dal and ma­nip­u­la­tion in Joseph Fin­der’s “Guilty Minds.”

Heller lives in a world of sep­a­rat­ing lies from the truth, and this lat­est case has him scram­bling both with de­cep­tion and a tick­ing clock. A gos­sip web­site is about to re­port that the chief jus­tice of the Supreme Court has had se­cret li­aisons with a high-priced es­cort in a pres­ti­gious Wash­ing­ton, D.C., ho­tel. If the story leaks, it will de­stroy the judge’s ca­reer and rep­u­ta­tion.

Heller is hired to find out the truth and stop the story be­fore it breaks. What he dis­cov­ers is some­one be­hind the scenes who wants to dis­credit the chief jus­tice. But the re­porter and her ed­i­tors who run the web­site don’t believe Heller, forc­ing him to scram­ble as time be­gins to run out. Can he find ir­refutable proof of a setup be­fore the story is re­leased?

Nick Heller is a breath of fresh air in the world of pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tors as he will go to any length to suc­ceed for his clients. His back­ground and skills are an as­set, mak­ing him al­most a su­per­hero. Fin­der pro­vides back­ground into the op­er­a­tion of in­ter­net news and on­line me­dia along with the world of cor­po­ra­tions and pol­i­tics and how they mix and clash. “Guilty Minds” is a com­pelling thriller. (JEFF AYERS/ As­so­ci­ated Press)

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