Synopses & Reviews
In The Tenth Justice
, 26-year-old Columbia Law grad Brad Meltzer brings his dynamic voice to unexplored legal thriller territory -- the Supreme Court -- in a firecracker debut that will challenge your expectations of the genre.
Fresh out of Yale Law, Ben Addison is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices. He's as bright and conscientious as they come -- and just as green. When Ben inadvertently reveals the confidential outcome of an upcoming Court decision, one of the parties in the case makes millions. Needless to say, Ben starts to sweat.
Ben confides in his co-clerk and turns to his D.C. housemates for help. The young Washington professionals offer Ben their coveted insider's access -- at the State Department, a senator's office, and a Washington newspaper -- to help out snake the blackmailer who holds Ben's once-golden future hostage in exchange for more information on upcoming Court decisions. But it's not long before the inseparable friends discover how dangerous their misuse of insider power can be. When a suspicious leak develops from within their circle, they find themselves pitted against each other in a battle of shifting alliances and fierce deceptions that threatens their friendships, their careers -- and ultimately their lives.
With dialogue as true as it is sharp-witted, characters as likable as they are familiar, and a plot so addictive it will keep you listening into the night, The Tenth Justice is the one thriller you and your friends will find yourselves talking about this year, from an undeniably original writer you'll be following for years to come.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer exploded onto the literary stage with The Tenth Justice, a gripping, lightning-paced thriller that carries readers behind the scenes of the U.S. Supreme Court. An instant classic from the author of the seven national bestsellers, including The First Counsel, The Book of Fate, The Book of Lies and The Zero Game, The Tenth Justice prompted People magazine to declare, “ Brad Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci.”
About the Author
Brad Meltzer is the number one New York Times
bestselling author of The Inner Circle
, The Book of Fate
, and six other bestselling thrillers. He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded
on the History Channel. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children. His sons prefer the book Heroes for My Son
. His daughter prefers this one.
Thomas Gibson, best-known as Dr. Daniel Nyland on Chicago Hope,was featured in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City and has performedmany times with the New York Shakespeare Festival.