Absolute Risk

Absolute Risk

by Steven Gore

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Absolute Risk is the work of a talented writer who knows how to hook his readers from the opening line.”

—Richard North Patterson, New York Times bestselling author of Silent Witness


A new star in the thriller firmament, Steven Gore brings back investigator Graham Gage for a second assignment (after Final Target)—as Gage and his wife are caught up in the lethal machinations of a worldwide financial plot rooted in China. Absolute Risk, like its acclaimed predecessor, is an international thriller for grown-ups: riveting, surprising, intelligent, and frighteningly believable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061782206
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: A Graham Gage Thriller Series , #2
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.07(d)

About 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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Richard North Patterson

“A brisk pace and an intriguing plot make the pages turn themselves.”

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Absolute Risk 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
panache22 More than 1 year ago
There are many other books to read. Has a good premise; I don't really want to know the author's feelings about wealth distribution in a thriller type of book. If he wishes to enlarge on his opinions, he should write a non-fiction book on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book that doesnt know what it wants to be-an economic political religious detective novel/lecture?
harstan More than 1 year ago
Fed Reserve Chair Milton Abrams asks San Francisco private investigator Graham Gage to investigate the death of a former FBI agent Michael Hennessy in France just before they were to meet even though it appears to be a suicide. His inquiry leads Gage to deported MIT Economics Professor Hani Ibrahim, who was kicked out of the country after Hennessey proved he was leading a money laundering scheme to fund foreign terrorists. In rural China, an earthquake causes mass destruction and leads to anger and rioting from fuming workers upset with the government response. Their insurgency places the mission of Gage's wife Faith to rescue two Chinese friends from government forces in peril. Gage finds evidence that Ibrahim, using a too big to fail hedge fund, is plotting a terrorist assault on the fragile world economy. However, his work endangers his spouse from Ibrahim's subordinates. Meanwhile, evangelical President Cooper Wallace believes the global economic recession is part of God's master plan so he has doubts if he should intervene in alleviating the crisis. The second gage tale (see Final Target) is a fabulous somewhat over the top financial thriller. Fast-paced, Steven Gore provides the reader with incredible insight into the too big to fail funding yet with plenty of macroeconomics, the action never slows down. Readers will want to join Gage as he hops from California to Marseille to China following the money trail. Harriet Klausner
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