Absolute Risk

Absolute Risk

By Steven Gore

HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780061782206, 432pp.

Publication Date: October 2010


A terrorist bombing in Asia . . . A dead FBI agent in Marseilles . . . Bank accounts linked to a genius finance professor in Boston . . .

Can investigator Graham Gage make the connection before his world collapses?

Days after failing to arrive for a secret meeting with the Federal Reserve chairman, FBI agent Michael Hennessy's body is found at the base of a cliff. But was it suicide or murder? A call from the chairman sends Gage hunting for the truth.

As a desperately ill U.S. president prepares to hand over power to his vice president--a man in the thrall of religious extremists--Gage follows a trail of deceit and terror to a conspiracy that threatens to plummet the world into chaos. But for Gage, there is even more at stake. His wife is trapped between an uprising in Central China and the ruthless Chinese government. And unless Gage exposes the greatest treachery of our age before the clock counts down, Faith will die.

About the Author
Steven Gore is a renowned private investigator turned "masterful" writer (Publishers Weekly), who combines "a command of storytelling" with "insider knowledge" (Library Journal). With a unique voice honed both 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 lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Praise For Absolute Risk

“Masterful.... Sharp, smart writing and convincing economic detail put this in the front rank of genre fiction.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A brisk pace and an intriguing plot make the pages turn themselves.”
-Richard North Patterson, bestselling author of Silent Witness