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Final Target
Final Target
Author: Iris Johansen
The President’s daughter...The women determined to save her...The man with the power to betray a nation... — Melissa Riley arrives at her sister’s isolated Virginia country home to find herself plunged into a deadly drama. There the renowned Dr. Jessica Riley is attempting to draw the daughter of the President of the United Sta...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553582130
ISBN-10: 0553582135
Publication Date: 2/2002
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 357 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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paradisemommy05 avatar reviewed Final Target on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Many unexpected twists and turns....highly recommend!
reviewed Final Target on + 209 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another book by Iris Johansen which kept me up for hours! Again! Love her books--lots of suspense!
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Helpful Score: 3
Fast paced, little "out there" story line but quick read.
whip01 avatar reviewed Final Target on
Helpful Score: 2
Jessica Riley is a psychiatrist whose experience with catatonic trauma is personal as well as professional: she brought her beloved sister Melissa back from total mental withdrawal with her patience and skill. When the daughter of the president retreats into blankness after seeing her nanny and her Secret Service protector murdered, Jessica is summoned to treat the little girl. Although Jessica can't reach into her young patient's frightened mind, Melissa can--and only Melissa understands why Cassie's so afraid. When Michael Travis, the mysterious and not totally benign stranger who rescued Cassie from the kidnap-assassination that traumatized her, arrives at Jessica's Virginia estate, he's able to stop the child's nightmares long enough for Melissa to join Cassie in her self-imposed darkness and pull her back into the light. But the price he asks for his continued presence is one that Jessica, Melissa, and the president may not be able to meet. Is he an ally or an enemy? Even Melissa isn't sure--and her complicated feelings for Travis and Cassie are especially tortured because her unusual gifts allow her to see a bloody future for both of them, one she may not be able to prevent.
Iris Johansen (The Killing Game, The Search) ratchets up the suspense in this fast-moving thriller, which ranges across international borders from Washington to Amsterdam to Paris with the help of Air Force One and Two. While the president isn't very satisfactorily developed except as a frightened father who'll do almost anything to save his daughter, Travis and Melissa are fascinating characters who linger in the mind after the last explosive page; hopefully, Johansen will revisit them in a future adventure. Meanwhile, this is her best and most engaging read in years.
jaylou avatar reviewed Final Target on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
What can i say except it was written by iris johansen. i have yet to read a book of hers i could easily put down. great read.
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booksandmusic avatar reviewed Final Target on + 51 more book reviews
No character development, confusing plot, unlikeable characters, sci-fi-ish elements to the plot, along with political, mystery, and thriller elements as well.
Couldn't finish. It will be my first and last Johansen book.
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This book was a good thriller, but could have been better. I liked the character interaction, especially between Cassie and Melissa in the "tunnel" and between Travis and both Melissa and Jessica Riley. I didn't like that it took the author a long time to explain what Travis was involved in and why various people were after him.
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A young girl in jeopardy 2 women trying to save her. The daughter of the president in a sever catatonic state...

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Melissa Riley (Primary Character)
Jessica Riley (Primary Character)
Cassie Andreas (Primary Character)
Michael Travis (Primary Character)


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