A political thriller about sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era, one
victim’s battle to survive and overcome trauma, and the cable news
machine that feeds off titillating scandal coverage and inflammatory
confrontation, Final Table draws upon Dan Schorr’s firsthand
experience as a New York sex crimes prosecutor and sexual misconduct
investigator to tackle the worlds of political and media dysfunction.
Former White House staffer Maggie Raster is struggling to build her own
consulting firm and overcome a recent sexual assault by an ex-boss.
Kyler Dawson, a broke former poker champion, desperately needs to gain
entry into a controversial but potentially very lucrative international
poker tournament. The host nation faces widespread condemnation for the
recent murder of a prominent female US journalist, and a pending
presidential executive order threatens to prohibit him and others from
Maggie’s chaotic first attempt to promote her new business as a
television political analyst brings her to Kyler’s attention, and
convinces him that her political smarts and connections can provide the
help he needs. When he approaches her for assistance, she must decide
whether to agree—in return for a portion of the potential $20 million
prize. To succeed, she will have to confront significant
adversity—personal and political, foreign and domestic—including
mounting pressure to publicly address the misconduct of her former boss.
Kyler also has his own obstacles and upsetting past to overcome, but if
they each can outmaneuver their daunting challenges, he might win the
tournament—and earn them both a fortune.
Suspense & Thriller Page turner
If you love thrillers and books with suspense, plus some poker added into the mix…this is the book for you!
As a recreational poker player I connected with the portions of the book relating to poker. And, as an avid reader of thrillers & suspense books I got into this book from the get go and didn’t want to put it down!
It contains content that could have been taken from current headlines.
Dan Schorr also does a great job of bringing out his poker knowledge with his story telling.
All around it’s a great book, and definitely worth the read!