Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Novel giveaway: 'Hard Target' by Howard Gordon

It was a little over a year ago that I gave away a copy of Howard Gordon's first novel, "Gideon's War" on this blog (see that post here). It seems Mr. Gordon's been busy, because here we are just 14 months later and I have his follow-up novel to give to a lucky reader.

"Hard Target" by Howard Gordon, (Touchstone, January 2012, 274 pp., $25.99) continues to follow "global peacemaker" Gideon Davis, who finds himself in the middle of a terrorist plot to destroy the U.S. government.

Win the book:
Would you like to win this book? Comment below with your email address. I will contact the winner, who will be selected at random, via email to get his/her mailing address (so I can mail the brand-new review copy of the novel to you.)   

About the book (from the publisher):
Gideon Davis has settled into the quiet life of an academic and is weeks away from being married when he discovers evidence of an impending terrorist attack on U.S. soil. He brings his suspicions to his ex-girlfriend, FBI Agent Nancy Clement, but her bosses are leery of Gideon’s source: a meth-head informant affiliated with a white supremacist group.

Both Gideon and Nancy become increasingly convinced that a serious plot exists, but their informant is murdered before they can get more details from him. So Gideon enlists his brother, Tillman — newly sprung from prison through a presidential pardon — as an undercover operative to infiltrate a group of white supremacists who may be involved.

Eventually, Gideon and Tillman get on the trail of the real conspirators and uncover their audacious plan to eliminate the entire top tier of the U.S. government during a high-value, mass-casualty attack. With only Nancy’s support, Gideon and Tillman go rogue to stop the powerful titan behind the conspiracy before the entire government is toppled.

With nonstop action and ticking time-bomb suspense, Hard Target will keep readers turning pages and their hearts pumping fast.

About the author:
A Hollywood writer and producer for the past 25 years, Gordon was the executive producer of television's "24" "Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The X-Files." His current projects include "Homeland," on Showtime, and the recently-debuted prime-time series "Awake" on  NBC.

Gordon's first television work included ABC's "Spenser for Hire" and "Beauty and the Beast."

Gordon is a Princeton University graduate.  He lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Learn more about the author on his website,

1 comment:

Michelle Karas said...

Congrats to loyal reader Geri M. of St. Peters, PA, who is the winner of this book.

More book giveaways to come!