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“An electrifying page-turner.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hes a decorated Gulf War pilot. A fashion plate. A ladies man. An independent thinker who speaks his mind and never takes no for an answer. The only thing Americans can expect from Corey Grace is the unexpected...

“PATTERSON HAS REDEFINED HIMSELF AS A WRITER WILLING TO TAKE RISKS.”—USA TODAY

Love him or hate him, the country cant wait to see how this charismatic white senator from Ohio—who now has fallen in love with black movie star Lexie Hart—will perform in the most brutal of political contests. Will Grace endure in spite of his controversial lifestyle, and a tragic mistake buried deep in his past? Or will he perish under pressure—from players on both sides of the party line? Nothing and no one in Graces life is off-limits once the race begins. Now the only thing this candidate has to lose is…everything.

“Absorbing and suspenseful.”—Publishers Weekly

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Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, this timely and provocative novel takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture: racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power. Now in a tall Premium Edition.

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Hes a decorated Gulf War pilot. A fashion plate. A ladies man. An independent thinker who speaks his mind and never takes no for an answer. The only thing Americans can expect from Corey Grace is the unexpected...

Love him or hate him, the country cant wait to see how this charismatic white senator from Ohio—who now has fallen in love with black movie star Lexie Hart—will perform in the most brutal of political contests. Will Grace endure in spite of his controversial lifestyle, and a tragic mistake buried deep in his past? Or will he perish under pressure—from players on both sides of the party line? Nothing and no one in Graces life is off-limits once the race begins. Now the only thing this candidate has to lose is…everything.

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He's a decorated Gulf War pilot. A fashion plate. A ladies' man. An independent thinker who speaks his mind and never takes no for an answer. The only thing Americans can expect from Corey Grace is the unexpected...

Love him or hate him, the country can't wait to see how this charismatic white senator from Ohio--who now has fallen in love with black movie star Lexie Hart--will perform in the most brutal of political contests. Will Grace endure in spite of his controversial lifestyle, and a tragic mistake buried deep in his past? Or will he perish under pressure--from players on both sides of the party line? Nothing and no one in Grace's life is off-limits once the race begins. Now the only thing this candidate has to lose is...everything.

About the Author

Richard North Patterson is the author of fourteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SECs liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Marthas Vineyard with his partner, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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Edward Hahn, May 26, 2014 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
I was pleasantly surprised at how good and compelling this book was. Without thinking, I grabbed it off the shelf on my way to the Doctor's office and got hooked almost immediately.

The story describes a fictional Republican primary campaign set in 2008. Patterson must have had a crystal ball as he predicted many of the issues that would be-devil the last two presidential campaigns and the upcoming 2016 fight. The main character, Corey Grace, is a Senator and war hero. His opponents in the primary season are a fundamentalist preacher, Bob Christy, and a fellow senator and insider, Rob Marotta, who will do anything to gain the nomination. It only focuses on Republicans, and the difficulties a moderate has trying to earn the Republican nomination.

The problems Grace faces underscore many of the issues Republicans have in being forced to kowtow to both the religious right and tax hating big donors. A major part of the book describes a fictional primary in South Carolina where every dirty trick seen in the recent past is used to try and destroy both Grace and Christy. It was hard to not recall the kinds of tactics often ascribed to Karl Rove and evident in the 2000 Republican primary in the same state. Adding to the difficulty is Grace's decision to continue a romantic relationship with a black actress, Lexie Hart. Though, fictional, the story rang true because it described tactics that have actually been used in recent political campaigns.

There were a couple sub-plots that, while adding to the action, were unnecessary to the major narrative including an Al Quaeda assassination attempt. That notwithstanding, I had a hard time putting the book down even though I had some pressing chores to accomplish. I was especially entranced by the last part of the book that takes place during the nominating convention. The ending is a little contrived but does tie loose ends together and provide a satisfying conclusion.

What can I say except that even if you have no interest in the current political process you will enjoy this book. If you have an interest, you will devour it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312945176
Author:
Patterson, Richard North
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
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Literature-A to Z
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Thrillers/General
Subject:
Thrillers/Political
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.42 x 4.26 x 1.155 in

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Product details 544 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312945176 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, this timely and provocative novel takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture: racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power. Now in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by ,

Hes a decorated Gulf War pilot. A fashion plate. A ladies man. An independent thinker who speaks his mind and never takes no for an answer. The only thing Americans can expect from Corey Grace is the unexpected...

Love him or hate him, the country cant wait to see how this charismatic white senator from Ohio—who now has fallen in love with black movie star Lexie Hart—will perform in the most brutal of political contests. Will Grace endure in spite of his controversial lifestyle, and a tragic mistake buried deep in his past? Or will he perish under pressure—from players on both sides of the party line? Nothing and no one in Graces life is off-limits once the race begins. Now the only thing this candidate has to lose is…everything.

"Synopsis" by , He's a decorated Gulf War pilot. A fashion plate. A ladies' man. An independent thinker who speaks his mind and never takes no for an answer. The only thing Americans can expect from Corey Grace is the unexpected...

Love him or hate him, the country can't wait to see how this charismatic white senator from Ohio--who now has fallen in love with black movie star Lexie Hart--will perform in the most brutal of political contests. Will Grace endure in spite of his controversial lifestyle, and a tragic mistake buried deep in his past? Or will he perish under pressure--from players on both sides of the party line? Nothing and no one in Grace's life is off-limits once the race begins. Now the only thing this candidate has to lose is...everything.

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