Bantam, May 2001, 24.95, 384 pp.
In Vasaro, France, Michael Travis aborts an attempt to kidnap Cassie, the daughter of the American President. Many men die while her nanny, a traitor, tries to hand Cassie over to the terrorists. Cassie goes into a catatonic state. The President has many doctors try to bring Cassie back but they all fail. President Andreas is forced to turn to Dr. Jessica Riley for help. Jessica once
succeeded in pulling her own sister Melissa out of the same condition even though it took years to accomplish that feat.
Travis knows Europe is too hot for him to remain there so he maneuvers the President into giving him a ride back to the States to guard Cassie. While watching over Cassie, a psychic bond forms between Travis and Cassie. When
Travis returns to Europe, Jessica, Cassie, and Melissa accompany him. While there, Melissa obtains quite an education having to shoot someone and dodge the good and bad guys all the while falling in love with Travis.
Years ago, Iris Johansen wrote the “Wind Dancer” trilogy and that statue play a prominent role in this book. FINAL TARGET is a thrilling romantic suspense novel that will have fans of the author ecstatic and bring Ms.
Johansen new readers. A secondary player deserves his own story be told especially with the nastiness that he goes through in this exciting tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner