2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist in the Thriller: Political Category
Written by an experienced New York sex crimes prosecutor and investigator, this suspenseful political thriller brings readers along for a deep dive into a sexual assault survivor’s fight to come out on top – as well as the worlds of international politics and high-stakes poker.
“Final Table is a compelling, timely, and fast-paced story of a sexual assault survivor’s fight to regain control of her life in the face of fear, self-doubt, international intrigue, and looming retribution. Former sex crimes prosecutor Dan Schorr’s nuanced and layered debut novel smashes stereotypes and cliches with a strikingly original and memorable narrative.” —Sunny Hostin, Emmy-winning cohost of The View and best-selling author of I Am These Truths and Summer on the Bluffs
“If you enjoy poker, you need to read Final Table. Dan Schorr’s novel is an exciting, unpredictable, nonstop political thriller, all told through the lens of high-stakes poker’s exhilarating triumphs and soul-crushing bad beats.” —Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion
“Final Table is a captivating, multifaceted, original debut novel that is smart and riveting from the first word to the last. Dan Schorr brings his real-world experience as a sex crimes prosecutor and investigator to create a powerful, engaging, and complex study of media, politics, and trauma. A must-read.” —Rita Cosby, Emmy-winning TV host and best-selling author
“Dan Schorr’s Final Table is a top-class political thriller by a professional who knows the world he writes about. Authentic and moving, Final Table lays bare the highest level of international politics, and will not let go of the reader. Highly recommended.” —Alan Furst, best-selling author of A Hero of France and Midnight in Europe
“An international political thriller that successfully weaves together multiple storylines. . . electrifying. . . A well-paced and timely novel.” —Kirkus Reviews
“What do you get when you mix a high-stakes poker game, a #MeToo accusation, and a highly volatile political situation featuring the murder of an American journalist in a country under fire for human rights abuses? Author Dan Schorr would say it is a recipe for a mind-blowing thriller titled Final Table.” —Novels Alive