The Lasko Tangent Author:Richard North Patterson William Lasko is a self-made millionaire who's got an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent for using both to get what he wants. Now the Economic Crimes Commission wants the corrupt, untouchable Lasko brought down—and U.S. Attorney Christopher Paget is tapped to take on the job. — To gather enough ev... more »idence to nail Lasko without alienating the White House, Paget's got to go by the book. But Lasko makes his own rules. And eliminating enemies is William Lasko's golden one....« less
The debut novel by Richard North Patterson introduces us to Christopher Kenyon Paget, a young idealistic lawyer who wants the truth at all costs. The trouble is, when he tries to bring down a close ally of the President, the cost may be his own life.
Not quite as deep as his later novels and a quicker read, but still a page-turner.
In the Lasko Tangent, Richard NOrth Patterson has written an unstoppable thriller of one man's fight for justice- the man who became the hero of his phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Degree of Guilt.