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Publisher's Summary

Samantha Reid, Deputy Director of The White House Office of Homeland Security, deals with international challenges and political intrigue at the highest levels in the audio version of this thriller by best-selling author Karna Small Bodman. Read by famed narrator Basil Sands, the story unfolds from the explosion of a natural gas pipeline in America’s heartland. Sensing impending disaster, Samantha tries to convince reluctant officials to take action, but they're focused on several other national security threats. When more explosions threaten not only America’s energy supplies, but many lives in the process, Samantha teams up with Tripp Adams, the Vice President of GeoGlobal Oil & Gas, owner of the pipeline, to investigate the mystery of continuing sabotage. They then must race to stop a team of foreign agents before this shadowy group can carry out their final deadly scheme.
The author served as Senior Director of The White House National Security Council and draws on her experience to draw the listener into real-life White House settings and dramas. New York Times best-selling author Douglas Preston describes the story as, “Written by a top White House staffer, Final Finesse, is a first-rate thriller packed with marvelous insider knowledge and richly drawn characters. I couldn’t put down this electrifying, authentic, and well-crafted novel.” Author Susan Wiggs calls it “Fast-paced and suspenseful, romantic and ultimately hopeful. This is up-all-night reading at its best.”
©2009 Karna Small Bodman (P)2012 Karna Small Bodman
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Critic Reviews

“I loved this book! Authentic and tense, Final Finesse is a can’t-put-it-down read by an author to watch. A winner!” (Carla Neggers, New York Times Bestselling Author of Cold Pursuit)
“Karna Small Bodman gives us an insider’s view of a frightening situation that seems all too real. Fast-paced and suspenseful, romantic and ultimately hopeful, Final Finesse is an up-all-night reading at its best.” (Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling Author of Just Breathe)
Final Finesse is a political thrill ride with unpredictable, hair-raising roller-coaster turns, made even more spellbinding by the authentic White House details provided by Karna Small Bodman. A White House insider’s look at terrorism that will keep you up all night.” (Joan Johnston, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Stranger’s Game)
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Customer Reviews

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By C on 02-12-12

I highly Recommend

What made the experience of listening to Final Finesse the most enjoyable?

This readable and riveting romance and political thriller was terrific to listen to as it is the ultimate insiders view of what happens behind the scenes at the White House.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. What happens behind the scenes at the White House played out around the world.

Which character – as performed by Basil Sands – was your favorite?

Samantha and Tripp

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Fascinating global theater

Any additional comments?

Fascinating global theater within reach of your headphones.

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By Big tom on 02-11-13

I was FINESSED - NO GOOD!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No One.

Would you be willing to try another one of Basil Sands’s performances?

NO!

Any additional comments?

I relied on the review rating shown when I ordered. This is definitely not a 5 star production.

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By Mr STEVEN PEARSON on 04-13-13

Thoroughly enjoyed listening

It was great, if a little far fetched. Once the characters had been established I really did want to get to the end as soon as possible.

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