Final Table

Spark Pr. Oct. 2021. 344p. ISBN 9781684631070. pap. $16.95. THRILLER
DEBUT In the first political thriller by Schorr (a former New York City sex crimes prosecutor), an American journalist investigating government brutality in a fictional nation (the Kingdom) has just been murdered. Meanwhile, Maggie Raster has recently resigned from the White House to start her own political consulting firm, but she can’t shake the trauma from a sexual assault by her ex-boss. Kyler Dawson is a poker player in desperate need of a win after recently losing millions. He has the opportunity to play in a $20 million jackpot tournament in the Kingdom. Because of the recent murder, Americans are boycotting the tournament and demanding that the U.S. government ban people from traveling to the Kingdom, so Kyler hires Maggie to help prevent the travel ban. This is a high-stakes political story that encompasses the lives of different people by bringing them all to a head amid diplomatic struggles between the United States and another country, which is believed to possess nuclear weapons.
VERDICT This is a great purchase for all collections as it tackles some relevant political issues, the Me Too movement, and the growing incredibility of popular social platforms.
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