Solomon Gage is a "troubleshooter" for billionare Dominick Sheffield and family. When he overhears something he shouldn't have about the "Africa deal," Solomon sets out to uncover the Sheffield sons' dirty dealing in the global uranium market. And that's when mercenaries arrive in San Francisco to protect the interests of the Nigerian government ...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 1.57" Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
Publisher Bleak House Books
ISBN 193255761X ISBN13 9781932557619
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Brewer
Steve Brewer is the author of two dozen books, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the recent crime novels LOST VEGAS and A BOX OF PANDORAS. He lives in Albuquerque, NM, where he teaches part-time at the University of New Mexico.
Steve Brewer currently resides in Albuquerque Redding Redding, in the state of New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cutthroat?
An entertaining, straight-ahead thriller Oct 23, 2007
Solomon Gage is a fixer for a wealthy industrialist, solving all the problems the big man and his family get involved in. When Gage discovers that the industrialist's sons are involved in a dangerous and harebrained scheme to make a fortune, he's faced with his toughest problem yet.
"Cutthroat" is darker and more serious than most of Brewer's books, which is something of a mixed blessing. Although it's a fine and engaging story, I found myself missing the comedic overtones of most of his work. (A lot of authors can write books like this one, but Brewer is one of the few who mixes comedy with suspense and makes it work.)
For readers interested in an entertaining, straight-ahead thriller, however, this is recommended.
Don't mess with Solomon Gage Sep 26, 2007
The ultra-competent Solomon Gage has been around the wealthy Sheffield family since childhood. He first met the family's patriarch, Dominick, when his mother went to work for the billionaire; after her untimely death, Dominick unofficially adopted him. Over the years, Solomon has become a mixture of security man, bodyguard and troubleshooter for Dominick, discreetly handling family and business matters that require diplomacy or muscle, or both.
Dominick's sons are jealous of the attention their father lavishes on Solomon. Thus, when they're offered a risky deal that provides them with an opportunity to emerge from their father's shadow and push Solomon out of the picture forever, they leap at the chance. They face two problems, however: the deal they're pursuing is highly illegal, and they're basically inept. As their machinations trigger literally lethal results inside their organization and family, Solomon does his best to protect Dominick and his kin, even at the risk of losing his position, and, quite possibly, his life.
You needn't search too hard to discover Brewer's literary template for this story--if you are at all familiar with Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, you'll note many positive similarities between them and this novel. Like Child's Reacher, Brewer's protagonist is loyal to his friends and merciless to his enemies, an extremely capable soldier with a highly developed sense of right and wrong. Also like Child, Brewer spins one hell of a tale, throwing Solomon into one harrowing situation after another, leaving readers to marvel at his cold lethality and his narrow escapes.