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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... — Iris Johansen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Killing Game and The Search, returns with an explosive new novel that sweeps us from the frightening nightmares of a young girl, to the deadly ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553800944
ISBN-10: 0553800949
Publication Date: 5/29/2001
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 100 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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!
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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.
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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.
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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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Iris Johansen returns with an explosive new novel that sweeps us from the frightening nightmares of a young girl, to the deadly world of international intrigue, and to the shadowy bond between two sisters willing to put their lives on the line...

As usual, she delivers the suspense you've come to expect from her.
runcysmom avatar reviewed Final Target on + 163 more book reviews
Good story line. It kept me reading with no dullness. I liked this book very much.
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If you are a fan of Iris Johansen, this is a book for you!

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