Final Target

Version: Abridged
Author: Iris Johansen
Narrator: Carolyn McCormick
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: May 2001
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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No sooner does Melissa Delgado arrive at her sister's isolated Virginia country home than she finds herself drawn into a drama she never expected. Years earlier her sister, the renowned Dr. Jessie Delgado, pulled Melissa out of the darkness of severe catatonic trauma. Now Jessie is attempting to do the same for the daughter of the president of the United States.

The last thing young Cassie Andrews saw was an organized team of thieves ruthlessly murder her nanny and the Secret Service officers assigned to protect her—in an attempt to steal the priceless statue of the Wind Dancer, whose possession is fabled to determine the fate of nations.

It's Melissa who turns out to be the key in bringing Cassie back from the depths of her terrifying nightmares. But to do so, she must risk her own safety and place her trust in a mysterious, charismatic man.

Michael Gage made his fortune in the international underworld. He risked his own life to save Cassie during that night of terrible bloodshed. And he has secretly agreed to help the U.S. President get his revenge. But why? Doe he really want to help or does he have an ulterior motive? Is his show of concern a dangerous charade?

Melissa has no choice but to accept Michael Gage as an ally—even when he proposes a dangerous plan that will put all their lives on the line. For far away from the safety of Virginia, an international game of deadly intrigue is underway. It is a game of powerful and dangerous underworld figures who specialty is getting what they want—and whose means to do it is murder. And it is the game of one killer who is obsessed with the very thing at the heart of Cassie's nightmares: the enigmatic, invaluable statue called the Wind Dancer.

Reviews (4)


Written by Anonymous from Franconia, NH on April 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a great book, would highly recommend this! Exciting, interesting, passionate, caring, spine tingling, breathtaking, and scary all wrapped into one great book. Read it you will love it!

Final Target

Written by Memphis Mel on October 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great one by Iris Johansen! Her storylines are engaging, yet uncomplicated, and keep you wanting more.

Final Target

Written by Anonymous from Lima, OH on August 23rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

As usual, another good one by Iris Johansen. Would have liked to see in unabriged though.

Final Target

Written by Sherry Bryant on August 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Once I read this book I had to order all the Johansen novels I could find.

Author Details

Author Details

Johansen, Iris

Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.[1]

Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.