Poker seems to currently be the hot topic for writers. Just after the first Indian poker fiction, ‘Gamble of Love’ written by author Shuklaji hit the shelves, another poker fiction has now been released. The novel titled ‘Final Table’ is written by Dan Schorr, a sex crimes prosecutor and investigator. Through this enthralling tale, Schorr takes his readers on a journey inspired by his experiences.
The book was launched on 5th October and got the entire poker and readers community talking about it. But what is it the book about? The Final Table has two main characters and is a political thriller novel. The first character is a broke professional poker player named Kyler who is desperate to try his hand at a $20 million prize pool tournament. However, the nation hosting the event is implicated in a murder of an American journalist. This results in a potential presidential order that could prevent Kyler and other US citizens from taking part in the lucrative tournament.
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The second character that readers will encounter is a budding TV political analyst named ‘Maggie.’ Kyler seeks the help of Maggie to help him enter the event and promises her a portion of the enormous pay out.
Dan Schorr announced the launch of his novel through social media, giving his followers the link from which they can purchase the book.
I’m excited to share that my debut novel is now available wherever books are sold. Final Table is a political thriller about sexual misconduct accusations in the worlds of international politics and high-stakes poker. To order and learn more please visit https://t.co/ErKEGQU46r pic.twitter.com/0xGN7SiT2x
— Dan Schorr (@danschorr) October 5, 2021
Due to its very recent release, there are only a few reviews on the book that have been posted on Amazon and GoodReads. However, even the early reactions and reviews have all been positive. Many have called the book thrilling, engrossing while also praising all the various topics that it addresses. The novel is packed with everything from politics to high-stakes poker. Schorr has managed to weave multiple plots together and keep his readers engrossed in his storytelling through his writing.
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Professional poker player and 2003 World Series of Poker champion, Chris Moneymaker also commented on the piece saying, “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.”
Rita Cosby, the Emmy-winning TV host and best-selling author also reviewed the book saying, “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.”
The novel has already been shortlisted as a finalist in the Political Thriller category for the 2021 American Fiction Awards.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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