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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON

Author of Balance of Power

PROTECT AND DEFEND

“Engrossing from the first page . . . A wild ride on a roller coaster of morality, politics, and emotions.

—USA Today

“A PAGE-TURNER . . . Readers will be dazzled by the depth of knowledge underlying and displayed in, this new book.”

—The New York Times Book Review

On a cold day in January, President-elect Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office—and within days makes his first, most important move: appointing a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Kilcannon’s choice is a female judge with a brilliant record. And a secret.

While the Senate spars over Caroline Masters’s nomination, an inflammatory abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge—and will explode into the headlines. Suddenly, the most divisive issue in America turns the President’s nomination into all-out war. And from Judge Masters to a conservative, war-hero senator facing a crisis of conscience and a fifteen-year-old girl battling for her future, no one will be safe.

“POWERFUL . . . RIVETING FROM BEGINNING TO END . . . With Protect and Defend, Richard North Patterson lays further claim to being one of America’s best contemporary popular novelists.”

—The Detroit News

“BRILLIANT . . . PUT THIS ONE AT THE TOP OF YOUR HOT LIST.”

—STEPHEN KING

The Presidency of Kerry Kilcannon continues in Balance of Power.

Richard North Patterson’s novels include seven consecutive international bestsellers. His novels have won an Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Formerly a trial lawyer in Washington and San Francisco, Mr. Patterson also served as an assistant attorney general in Ohio and as the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor, and he is now on the boards of several Washington-based advocacy groups dealing with gun violence, political reform, and reproductive rights. He lives with his wife, Laurie, and their family in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard.

Synopsis:

When the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court drops dead immediately following the inauguration, President Kerry Kilcannon finds the first order of business is to find a replacement, settling on Judge Caroline Masters, a woman who hides the career-damaging secret of an illegitimate child, a secret that could affect her ruling on a controversial case. Reprint.

Synopsis:

On a cold day in January President Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office-- and within days makes his first, most important move: appointing a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Kilcannon's choice is a female judge with a brilliant record. And a secret.

While the Senate spars over Caroline Masters' nomination, an inflammatory abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge--and will explode into the headlines. Suddenly, the most divisive issue in America turns the President's nomination into all-out war. And from Judge Masters to a conservative, war-hero senator facing a crisis of conscience and a fifteen-year-old girl battling for her future, no one will be safe. Protect and Defend takes us on a riveting journey between what is legal, what is right . . . and the price of finally knowing the difference.

About the Author

Richard North Patterson’s ten previous novels include six consecutive international bestsellers. His novels have won an Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policire. Formerly a trial lawyer in Washington and San Francisco, Mr. Patterson also served as an assistant attorney general in Ohio and as the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor. He now serves on the boards of Common Cause, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, Handgun Control Inc., and Ohio Wesleyan University. He lives with his wife, Laurie, and their family in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345469809
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Author:
Patterson, Richard North
Author:
Richard North Patterson
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Abortion
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Judges
Subject:
Women judges
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery and Horror
Subject:
Large Print-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
LG-FICTION317EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011030
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
608

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Product details 608 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345469809 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court drops dead immediately following the inauguration, President Kerry Kilcannon finds the first order of business is to find a replacement, settling on Judge Caroline Masters, a woman who hides the career-damaging secret of an illegitimate child, a secret that could affect her ruling on a controversial case. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , On a cold day in January President Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office-- and within days makes his first, most important move: appointing a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Kilcannon's choice is a female judge with a brilliant record. And a secret.

While the Senate spars over Caroline Masters' nomination, an inflammatory abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge--and will explode into the headlines. Suddenly, the most divisive issue in America turns the President's nomination into all-out war. And from Judge Masters to a conservative, war-hero senator facing a crisis of conscience and a fifteen-year-old girl battling for her future, no one will be safe. Protect and Defend takes us on a riveting journey between what is legal, what is right . . . and the price of finally knowing the difference.

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