Far Gone

Far Gone

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by Laura Griffin
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author whose Tracers series has been called “compelling,” “mesmerizing,” and “knock-your-socks-off” has a new forensic thriller sure to please fans of Tami Hoag and Karen Robards.

Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her

Overview

The New York Times bestselling author whose Tracers series has been called “compelling,” “mesmerizing,” and “knock-your-socks-off” has a new forensic thriller sure to please fans of Tami Hoag and Karen Robards.

Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems.

FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas, investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a terrorist plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case.

Andrea must find a way to do what’s right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 02/17/2014
Bestseller Griffin (Tracers) delivers the goods with this perfectly gritty romantic thriller. Austin homicide detective Andrea Finch, suspended after a justified off-duty shooting, gets a disturbing call from her younger brother, Gavin, a computer genius who’s fallen in with a bad crowd. Investigating the backcountry Texas ranch where Gavin is holed up with murder suspect Shay Hardin, Andrea runs into FBI agent Jon North. Jon thinks the ranch harbors a militia group with devastating potential, though the FBI doesn’t give much credence to his theory that Hardin’s the mastermind behind a deadly bombing and a plot to kill a senator. When Jon can’t shake Andrea, he recruits her to help his investigation. Andrea is split between loyalty to Gavin and her duty to serve and protect—and she’s got the feeling that Jon might be a man she can let inside her tough-as-nails defenses. Griffin sprinkles on just enough jargon to give the reader the feel of being in the middle of an investigation, easily merging high-stakes action and spicy romance with rhythmic pacing and smartly economic prose. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Apr.)
New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards
Far Gone is a tense, exciting romantic thriller that's not to be missed. Laura Griffin is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book.”
Karen Robards
"FAR GONE is a tense, exciting romantic thriller that's not to be missed. Laura Griffin is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book."
Lisa Unger
"FAR GONE has it all — a smart, engaging heroine, a rocket-paced plot, and explosive non-stop action. Adding a dash of heady romance to the recipe, Laura Griffin has a cooked up a delicious read that will thrill her devoted fans — and earn her legions more."
Roxanne St. Claire
"Laura Griffin hits all the right notes with One Last Breath — compelling characters, unexpected twists and a gripping story from the first gasp to the last sigh. Romantic suspense fans should really enjoy this one."
RT Book Reviews
"This entry in the Tracers series has it all: dynamite characters, a taut plot, and plenty of sizzle to balance the suspense without overwhelming it."
Joyfully Reviewed
“A sizzling novel of suspense...the perfect addition to the Tracers series."
USA Today
"Twisted is a thrilling, chilling, taut suspense. But on top of that, it's a steamy and stirring love story."
Booklist
"Features the perfect mix of suspense and romance that make Catherine Coulter, Iris Johansen and Tami Hoag popular with both women and men."
Cindy Gerard
“Gritty, imaginative, sexy! You MUST read Laura Griffin.”
New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan
"Top-notch romantic suspense!"
Library Journal
11/01/2013
In this latest from RITA Award winner Griffin, on-leave police detective Andrea Finch gets a desperate call from her younger brother. Down Texas way to help, she ends up working with FBI agent Jon North.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451689372
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
11,507
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin is the author of the Tracers series, the Alpha Crew series, the Moreno & Hart series and several other novels. A two-time RITA Award winner and the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award, she lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book. Visit her website atLauraGriffin.com and on Facebook at Facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor.

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Far Gone 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
24girl More than 1 year ago
From the very first Laura Griffin book I read she quickly became one of my favorite authors. She always weaves a believable suspense story with just the right amount of romance and Far Gone is no exception.  What's awesome about this book is that it's a different kind of mystery. This time we know up front who the bad guys is and we get to follow along with Andrea and Joe as they unravel the trouble that Andrea's brother is in and connect all the dots in the bigger picture.  Another fun part of reading Far Gone is that characters from the Tracers series make cameos in the book just as characters from Laura's other books make cameos in the Tracers books. It's such a treat when I recognize someone from another book that I loved.  I recommend Far Gone for anyone who loves suspense thrillers with a hint of romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J: Very slow, not much action, lots of talking. Didn't really care much about the characters, just wanted to finish the book. Not typical of this author; this one was pretty disappointing. I hope the next one is more like the others by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CJD-0 More than 1 year ago
I’ve read all of Laura Griffin’s books, and not one of them has been a disappointment, including Far Gone. Laura Griffin’s plots are well thought-out and tightly woven, with the story unfolding layer by layer. She clearly does her homework to make sure she gets the details right about police work, the workings of the FBI, and other organizations that play a role in her books. In addition to the suspense-filled plot, Laura Griffin has an incredible knack for threading a romance through the twists and turns of the story, and a tender love story emerges. In Far Gone, Andrea Finch, an Austin homicide detective who is suspended pending the investigation of a shooting incident, becomes concerned about her brother who has abandoned his education to live on a ranch in West Texas. Andrea is suspicious about the secrecy surrounding the leader of the ranch, Shay Hardin, and his activities, and during her suspension, she begins to investigate to determine exactly what Hardin is up to and how her brother might be involved. As she is pursuing her own investigation, she crosses paths with FBI agent, Jon North, who is also investigating Hardin. Agent North believes that Hardin is involved in a far-reaching terrorist plot involving some prominent Texas politicians and their families. Although he warns Andrea about the dangers of becoming entangled with Hardin, the strong-willed detective who is fiercely loyal to and protective of her brother refuses to back off. As they repeatedly cross paths and butt heads during the course of their investigations, their attraction to each other grows, complicating both of their investigations. It is impossible to read Laura Griffin’s novels without developing a sort of kinship with her characters. The main characters in each book are well-developed, and their interactions with each other are believable. One thing that contributes to continuity in her books is the reappearance of characters from previous books. Having a character from a previously-read book come into play in a new one is like a visit from an old friend. In Far Gone, I enjoyed having Nathan and Alex Devereaux, whose love story was woven into Untraceable (book 1 in the Tracers Series) as colleagues of Andrea. FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc was another character who was making an encore appearance. The reappearance of these characters inevitably leads to further character development and sometimes to opportunities for future books. I highly recommend any of Laura Griffins books, including Far Gone. If you enjoy suspense with an undercurrent of romance, you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining; and interesting with a little romance thrown in.
ruthwh More than 1 year ago
For any lovers of Laura Griffin this is a must read. Can't wait for the next one to be released.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding Romantic Suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed Laura Griffin's FAR GONE. The characters won me over in the very beginning, remained true to themselves, and the investigation that brought them together kept me riveted to the story-- a real page turner. Great peek inside law enforcement and tracking a powerful villain. The characters learned so much about themselves and had such growth from where they began to where they ended...and I could sincerely believe they fell in love midst such chaos and racing against the clock. The suspense element was terrific. Sensuality Level: spicy Language: PG-13
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. If you read the Tracers series you will recognize some characters in this book. Not part of the series, so you can enjoy on its own.
maggiecoCO More than 1 year ago
Not one of her bests. I read all of her books and found this to be lacking. It really didn't hold my interest.
gmfuhlman More than 1 year ago
The story start with Andrea Frinch who after a shooting incident that involved a young suspect that was unavoidable. She decides to do something that will take her mind off of her own problems, by trying to figure out what is going on with her young brother. Not knowingly she walked in the middle of an FBI investigation that has to do with homegrown terror, that her brother’s is involved somehow. She’s convinced her brother’s is innocent, but whether the Special Agent Jon North’s believe it is another story. Laura Griffin, has never lets me down in here books. Her latest is, Far Gone; this will not disappoint you either. If you are looking for something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then you need to get your hand on this one!  I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who is a fan of romantic suspense! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pace seemed a bit slow in spots and i just didnt feel the chemistry between the main characters.
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Andrea Finch is a police detective on leave after an incident has landed her in questionable territory. Even though she should have time on her hands, she needs to keep her younger brother out of trouble. When he asks for money, she knows something is up, and she's not sure what kind of trouble he may be getting himself into. Andrea ends up in the middle of an undercover FBI investigation intertwining an unsolved murder, a disarming FBI agent, and a secretive younger brother. Can Andrea keep herself out of trouble and help unravel this mystery at the same time? I loved Far Gone and honestly, I think every story Ms. Griffin writes gets better and better! I was completely engrossed from page one, clear through to the very last page. I didn't want it to end! Ms. Griffin makes the story complete with precise detail that wraps the story up with finesse. The romantic anticipation along with the suspense, will keep you on the edge of your seat from the very beginning. I adored Jon North! He was not only a tough FBI cookie, but unknowingly to him, a romantic hero too. The teamwork between the hero and heroine meshed perfectly, along with some added sexual tension. Again, I totally loved it! Ms. Griffin is a master in the romantic suspense genre and it doesn't get any better! Far Gone is not only a Must Read, but a Keeper too! Bravo!
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Ms. Griffin’s books came highly recommended by trusted members in my book club. Naturally, I had to give her latest novel a chance. I’m not disappointed with the recommendation at all; Far Gone was an enjoyable read. Though it had its slow spots, Griffin starts and ends this story with intense scenes that kept me at the edge of my seat. Police detective Andrea Finch has just scored herself an unwanted vacation after shooting a young perpetrator without following protocol. Perfect timing as her dear brother had gotten himself into a world of a legal mess. Being her brother’s protector since they were young, Andrea is forced to interfere and involve herself with FBI agent Jon North’s murder case. Seems her brother had involved himself with  very bad people. I enjoyed that nothing in this story was sugar coated. Both Andrea and Jon had to make choices based on their personal and professional judgments. Neither of them picked the easiest path nor picked the path that would please the other. Ms. Griffin certainly didn’t make it easy on them. The romance between Andrea and Jon was not as strong as I would like, but it’s enough to make the relationship realistic and enjoyable for romance readers such as myself.  What I love the most about this book was the unexpected twists and turns towards the end. I’t totally caught me by surprise.  Well, done Ms. Griffin. This is my first Laura Griffin read and will not be the last. I’m hoping Andrea’s brother would get his own book. I really would like to see what happens to him. However, from what I was told, this book was not intended to be a series. Maybe with enough requests, Ms. Griffin will consider giving Gavin his happy-ever-after. Review copy provided by publisher
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
Another "Thriller with a Heart." This book provides a spell-binding mystery told in simple terms. The narrative is like a curtain slowly rising. The more you find out, the more you want to know. Danger appears on all sides as a psychopathic killer lets nothing stand in the way of his plans. The Government is typically bureaucratic and obtuse as The FBI Agent and the local police detective struggle to make sense of what is happening and find the evidence to build a case against the killer. This is definitely an action story, with lots going on, and few words wasted.. I found the book so compelling that I read it in the space of two days, spending all my available time on the book.
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of reading a few of Laura Griffin's books now, and I became an instant fan. This lady knows how to write one really awesome romantic suspense story. This is one of those books that I just could not put down. I was very close to end and I just could not bring myself to put this book down until I found out how the story ended. I stayed up a little later than normal but Far Gone had me completely captivated and I had to know.  Andrea Finch has had a rough spell with work. She was in the wrong place at the right time which resulted in her having to make a difficult decision. She is placed on leave while the situation is investigated. However she doesn't waste her time while she is on leave. She goes in search of her brother and some answers. She finds her brother and she doesn't like what else she finds. There is a lot of things going on and she is afraid that her brother may be in danger. I could go on and on here, this is such a WONDERFUL story line but I really want you to be able to enjoy the book so I'll stop there.  I will tell you that in her investigate she meets up with handsome FBI agent Jon North, who is performing some investigating of his own. Much to both of their dismay the end up working together. There is an instant attraction between these two and also some interesting bickering that leads to some tension. These two have what it takes to make some seriously dramatic scenes as well as a few steamy one.   I really enjoyed this story and it certainly is a page turner. I suggest you plan plenty of reading time when you get ready to read this one. I know I had a horrible time setting it down and then I got to the point where there was no way I was putting this book down. It's a very suspenseful, dramatic story that I think you will enjoy. I know I certainly did. If you are a fan of Laura Griffin's work already you will notice gets a little help from the Delphi Center which is connected to some of her other work. I always like when books are connected. However this one is completely able to be read as a stand alone.  I loved this book and I can not wait to see what Ms. Griffin has in store for us next. She certainly has a devoted fan in me. I will be anxiously awaiting her next release.  I must mention one more thing, I loved the cover on this book. I normally don't judge a book by it's cover, unless it's a fabulous cover that is. In this case I loved the story under the cover as much or more then I loved the cover. I was fascinated by the cover so I had to mention it. I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Far Gone. 
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Distraught after killing a young suspect in an unavoidable shooting incident, Austin detective Andrea Finch decides to take her mind off her own problems by following her younger, wayward brother to a nowhere south Texas town and find out why he’s once again dropped out of school and into trouble only to find herself in the middle of an FBI homegrown terror investigation that her brother’s smack in the middle of. She decides to fight with instead of against the sexy agent who’s on the case. She’s convinced her brother’s an innocent in all this but whether the agent believes her or not is the big question.  Special Agent Jon North’s been on this seemingly hopeless case long enough to know he better put up or he’ll get shut down when a beautiful lady cop shows up with a capital T for trouble written all over her. When it becomes obvious that the trouble’s both personal and professional for him Jon’s more than interested and just a bit afraid too. As they follow the trail of dead bodies, dead ended leads and radical clandestine suspects  they’re also fighting a loosing battle against their powerful desire for each other and wondering where it will lead. Laura Griffin’s newest and first ever hard cover release is an impressive piece of romantic suspense, a genre that she’s an expert storyteller in and a go-to, must read author for me personally. This edge of your seat page-turner is part crime drama part provocative romance and had me holding my breath from the first chilling page to the last. Her meticulous attention to detail is evident in every shell casing description and every evidentiary summation that she expertly showcases with her expressive and visual narrative while her in your face cop speak dialogue tells her unforgettable story. Her characters all rock especially her relationship phobic, realistic hero and heroine. Be prepared for heart palpitations and a racing pulse as you read this fantastic novel. Fans of Lisa Gardner, Lisa Jackson, Nelson Demille and Michael Connelly will love Laura’s work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot but a heroine I wanted to dropkick all the way to the Mexican border!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read most of her books...this is not her best work...
vix1 More than 1 year ago
To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series. Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she's on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She'd prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea's search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea&'s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case. Andrea must find a way to do what's right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down on a deadly plot, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.(less)