Power Blind: A Graham Gage Thriller

Power Blind: A Graham Gage Thriller

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by Steven Gore
     
 

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“[Gore] knows how to hook his readers from the opening line.”
—Richard North Patterson

Graham Gage is back!  The private investigator with an unfailing moral compass—whom Cornelia Read, author of The Crazy School, calls a “James Bond for grown-ups”—returns in Power Blind, another high-stakes

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“[Gore] knows how to hook his readers from the opening line.”
—Richard North Patterson

Graham Gage is back!  The private investigator with an unfailing moral compass—whom Cornelia Read, author of The Crazy School, calls a “James Bond for grown-ups”—returns in Power Blind, another high-stakes political thriller from Steven Gore. The murder of a “fixer” for the wealthy and corrupt puts Gage on the trail of a conspiracy that threatens American democracy, an all-too-real nightmare deep-rooted in the heart of the federal government. Aside from superior writing, what sets this page-turning adventurer from the author of Final Target, Absolute Risk, and Act of Deceit apart from other edge-of-the-seat thrillers is the intelligence and astonishing authenticity author Gore—himself a former private investigator trained in forensic science—adds to the story. If you are blind to the corrupt inner workings of those in power in Washington, D.C., Power Blind will open your eyes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062136442
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
A Graham Gage Thriller , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
76,436
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Steven Gore is a former private investigator turned “masterful” writer (Publishers Weekly), who  combines “a command of storytelling” with “insider knowledge” (Library Journal). With a unique voice honed on the street and in the Harlan Donnally and Graham Gage novels, Gore’s stories are grounded in his decades spent investigating murder; fraud; organized crime; corruption; and drug, sex, and arms trafficking throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured on 60 Minutes and honored for investigative excellence. Gore lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Power Blind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Steven Gore in his new book, “Power Blind” Book Three in the Graham Gage Thriller series published by Harper gives us another adventure with private investigator Graham Gage. From the back cover: Power corrupts. Power and money corrupt absolutely. In Washington, Senator Landon Meyer–leading presidential candidate and pivotal voice in a divided senate–imposes his choices to fill two Supreme Court vacancies on the President. In San Francisco, Charlie Palmer–a specialist in burying the crimes of the political and financial elite–lies paralyzed by a gunshot. Linking the two is the senator’s all-too-cunning brother–a federal judge secretly managing his campaign. An hour before his death, Palmer reaches out to private investigator Graham Gage, a man he’s both feared and admired, but his words remain choked in his throat. A funeral-day burglary of Palmer’s office and a wife’s plea for the truth about her husband’s misdeeds plunge Gage into a morass of murder, corporate cover-ups, and corrupted justice that masks a political money-laundering scheme threatening to destroy not only our democracy, but all that is dear to Gage . . . I have to admit I did not read the first two Graham Gage thrillers. My error. One that I will immediately rectify. It used to be that absolute power corrupted now it is power and money combined that corrupt. ”Power Blind” is about corruption involving the White House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, major corporations and offshore banking. It involves bribes, torture, and murder and Gage seems to be the only person to expose what is going on. Get ready for a page-turning, thrill ride. ”Power Blind” is a satisfying mystery that will keep you flipping pages trying to find out what is going on. I liked this book and look forward to more Graham Gage adventures. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Harper. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite "Power Blind" by Steven Gore is a solid thriller from the first page to the last. Private Investigator Grahan Gage isn't quite sure who he is working for as a complicated death leads to the top power positions in Washington, D.C. Palmer is a financial genius who specializes in burying the secrets of the rich and the powerful. He reaches out to Gage from his death bed but he dies before he can disclose his secrets to Gage. This thrusts Gage into speculation about the activities of Palmer who is married to Gage's friend. The mystery seems to involve big time money laundering oversees but it also seems to involve impending appointments for two Supreme Court nominees as well as the next Presidential election. The interweaving of the various stories is sufficient to keep even the most diehard mystery sleuths in suspense for most of the book. The author's insider knowledge of the working world of the rich and influential is marvelous! He skillfully laces his knowledge with just enough speculation to keep his readers guessing. Gore is a master storyteller who has the delightful habit of upending his readers' conclusions time and time again. Gore does not run on regular gasoline. Being an international PI himself, he knows from whence he speaks and it shows in his writings. He begins with a premise valuable due to its current interest - finance and intrigue. Then, he provides unforgettable characters who rarely do the right thing. The pace of the story is so rapid that the reader can only guess at the placement of the clues in the overall scheme. Gore is a literary craftsman.