Final Target

Final Target

by Steven Gore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061782183
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Series: A Graham Gage Thriller Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 944,075
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 7.56(h) x 1.25(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.

What People are Saying About This

Phillip Margolin

“Steven Gore’s ‘Final Target’ is an action packed debut thriller with a unique plot and vivid characters that gives readers a fascinating look into the world of international industrial espionage. I’m looking forward to the investigator Graham Gage’s next adventure.”

Cornelia Read

“FINAL TARGET is a smart, riveting, knock-your-socks-off debut thriller—James Bond for grownups.”

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Final Target 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
SouthernHoosier More than 1 year ago
First time writer Steven Gore builds the intrigue right from the start and doesn't let up. The characters are wonderfully well developed. Graham Gage is the understated hero chasing the clues in this international thriller, while fighting off mobsters, politicians and bankers who often all look the same. The scary part is this story is all based on true current events and possible real live situations. Makes you think. This will keep you turning the pages and wanting more.
shethereader More than 1 year ago
The off beat characters and international mystery add so much, it was hard to put it down. Cutting edge and current world happenings made it even more interesting. Good to know there will be more from this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Final Target is an extremely engaging mystery, in the style of many other page turners that keep you up way past your lights-out time. But be careful: you just might learn something about international finance, police work and the life of an investigator. Well done! Bravo to the newest, bestest story teller on the block. Steven Gore has arrived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, never boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good for a first novel. Although it's too long & somewhat over the top, I'd feel comfortable buying this author's next book. aj west
Progdad More than 1 year ago
Once you get srarted this story just runs and runs. I'd love to have the main character's air miles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book, you will enjoy it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Katie sends the letter to the FBI in San Francisco that President Matson of Surveillance and Targeting Technologies (SatTek) of San Jose was conducting illegal offshore money dumping. The whistleblower remembers her Russian name is Ekaterina just before she is killed. International lawyer, Jack Burch is shot while jogging. He remains in a coma in a San Francisco Medical hospital. At about the same time Matson plea bargains with Assistant U.S. Attorney William Peterson over his jail time for embezzling three hundred million dollars in an offshore dumping. He blames the affair on comatose Burch, his attorney in setting up the offshore firms. While the Feds led by Peterson salivate over hanging Burch for the white collar crimes and subsequent corporate collapse, his best friend private investigator Graham Gage rejects the theory of criminal activity by his buddy. He searches for the shooter and soon also who killed the whistleblower. He and his team begin to find ties between Matson and the Ukrainian mafia with links to that country's presidency; treason apparently in two nations but the Feds prefers to not go that route. This is a great financial investigative thriller that grips readers with Katie's dying opening act and never slows down as Gage leads an inquiry that spans several nations in two continents while the Feds choose the easier low road. Fast-paced and gripping, sub-genre fans will relish Steven Gore's strong tale that the author states in the afterward is based on real events of which he probed. Note to Poisoned Pen readers: this book was released as a mass market by HarperCollins in February. Harriet Klausner
knittingmomof3 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
From my blog....Not since my introduction to the works of Ian Fleming decades ago have I been so engrossed in an international fraud novel. Final Target by Steven Gore is his debut novel and what a debut it is, filled with double crosses, greed, corruption, international gangsters, and brilliantly written characters as well as a captivating storyline. The novel opens with what appears to be a drive-by shooting of James Burke, an International Attorney who remains in a coma and in critical condition. Graham Gage, Burke's longtime friend, ex-San Francisco Police Officer and current private investigator, becomes involved first in trying to find out who gunned down his long time friend. It is not long before he realizes Burke is a target and Gage becomes involved in trying to find out who tried to take out Burke and why. What first appeared to be a random shooting proves to be far more complicated when Gage discovers that the Assistant US District Attorney, Peterson, has made a deal with Stuart Matson, President of SatTek, which is under investigation for fraud, insider trading, selling weapons to the enemy, among other crimes. It rapidly becomes apparent that Matson is lying and setting up Burke to take the fall, but worse, DA Peterson is buying Matson's story, and he needs a conviction. Will Gage be able to prove his friend Burke is innocent or will Burke be tried before a grand jury when he regains consciousness? Gage travels all over the world, looking for answers, following leads and dead ends. Steven Gore's Final Target is expertly written, with descriptive narrative crystal clear details of London, Ukraine, and Russia down to the culture and cuisine. It is evident that either Gore himself has been to these places or he has done extensive research into the countries and the cultures. Final Target is a fast-paced thriller that will keep the reader up well into the night trying to figure out the many plot twists, turns, and ultimately, the truth. The novel is clean; there is no need, thankfully, for gratuitous sex scenes or excessively foul language. Without hesitation, I recommend this book to any and all suspense and mystery buffs. I am ecstatic to learn that Steven Gore will be publishing a second Graham Gage novel, due to be released in November; I plan to be one of the first in line for that novel.
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Really did not like the format of the pages. The fonts was messed up. A few lines here and there per page. Yes I do know how to change formates and fonts. This just did'nt work. Whats up publishers? Always turning pages. Hated it. 409 pages......NOT....Story okay. Give it 2.5 stars. Not sure if I'll read anymore of Gores books if the formate is like this one. Afraid to try.
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Can someone see if they can this book to post -Anything-Testing would do.I've tried about 25 times and nothing.I'mhoping there will be that one person who would also give it a try.COMPLETELY BAFFELED!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Post this on three other books and look under your pillow