Graham Gage

Created by Steven Gore

“If they ever get us, it’ll only be for something we didn’t do.”

Steven Gore went all Ludlumesque on his big chunky first novel, Final Target (2010), which introduced Bay Area gumshoe GRAHAM GAGE. When his best friend, an attorney, is shot during his morning run, go-to-guy Gage jumps in to find out what’s going on, and before you can say Bourne, he and his associates are stomping all over the globe, slugging it out with Russian and Ukrainian gangsters, defense contractors, assorted industrial spies and other miscreants.

It doesn’t always make much sense, but it is a helluva lotta fun. Which, come to think of it, applied to Ludlum as well. Just to make sure, though, the publishers have splashed an American flag on the cover, a motif that seems to have continued with the sequels, as Gage hops from one troubled spot to another, finally ending up in Thailand and Hong Kong in White Ghost (2016)apparently the final book in the series.

As a real-life private eye, Steven Gore has investigated murder, fraud, money laundering, organized crime, political corruption, and drug, sex, and arms trafficking, in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and been featured on 60 Minutes. He is trained in forensic science and has lectured to professional organizations on a wide range of legal and criminal subjects. He’s recently started a new series featuring former SFPD detective Harlan Donnally.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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