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Final Target

by Steven Gore

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  • Published in USA  May 2010
    250 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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From San Francisco to London to Kiev, investigator Graham Gage is in a race against the FBI and Ukraine gangsters to solve an intricate stock swindle and arms deal in time to clear his friend’s name. Gage peels away the layers of the collapse of SatTek Industries in San Jose to find a plot that morphs into something bigger, something that will put the American military in the Middle East at risk. Weaving a carefully-layered tale of greed, money laundering, and European politics, author Steven Gore takes us, with wonderful dialogue and local description to London, Geneva, the Channel Islands, and finally - featuring 2 fabulous Ukrainian gangster characters - Kiev. A great cast of characters throughout the book, and a great twist at the end too!

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"Gore, a former Bay Area private investigator, knows how to tell a compelling story, though the overly convoluted plot and uneven characterizations undercut the suspense toward the end." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Drawing on his expertise as a private investigator, Gore has written an exciting debut thriller that will both educate and entertain the reader. " - Library Journal

"A bit long, but Gore has a deft way with one-liners, and in Gage, who views the world through eyes as cool as Sam Spade's, he has a keeper. " - Kirkus Reviews

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Steven Gore

Steven Gore spent his career as a private investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has investigated alien smuggling in India, arms trafficking and murder in China, securities fraud and racketeering in Western Europe, political corruption in Central Europe, fraud in Mexico, triads throughout the Pacific Rim, and money laundering from Arlington to Zurich. He has negotiated with a tribal jirga on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier, met with drug syndicates in the Golden Triangle, tracked down an organized crime figure in Italy, and helped put four members of a corrupt narcotics task force in Federal prison. Gore has been featured on 60 Minutes and has been honored for excellence in the field of criminal investigation. He has a Masters Degree from UC Berkeley, is trained in forensic science, and has lectured to attorney and investigator organizations on subjects ranging from police misconduct to the design of sophisticated investigative databases.

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