Violence takes a backseat to intrigue in Steven Gore's political thriller Power Blind. PI Graham Gage's third adventure opens as Gage brushes off a desperate phone call from sleazy attorney Charlie Palmer, who specializes in stifling the voices of witnesses testifying against the rich and powerful. An hour later, Palmer is dead, apparently of a heart attack. Something seems off to Gage, whose methodical investigation earns him the enmity of a major corporation and some highly placed government officials.
The book's chief strength is its elaborate plot, coupled with Gore's personal understanding of the nature of PI work, as he provides readers with an intimate glimpse of the painstaking process by which Gage puts the pieces of the puzzle together—readers will walk away with the feeling that they've participated in an actual investigation.