Private Screening Author:Richard North Patterson "Thrilling...Succeeds on all counts. It's a footrace of a read, daring you to put it down." — THE ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION — After a presidential hopeful is shot dead in front of his rock star girlfriend Stacy Tarrant, fiercely independent attorney Tony Lord takes on the the defense of the accused. And that erupts into the media event of the... more » decade. But there is more. As America watches, a mysterious and ruthless figure known only as Phoenix takes to the airwaves, the wife of a newspaper mogul and Stacy's manager, his hostages. Then Phoenix mounts of a televised trial of his own--in which Stacy and Tony are helpless defendants, millionsof viewers are jurors, and--unless his chilling demands are met--Phoenix is the unstoppable executioner....« less
Two story lines in one, as attorney Tony Lord represents the assassin of a charismatic presidential candidate, then later is asked to represent his former lover when she and a newspaper magnate are threatened by a terrorist. A very compelling and fast-moving story.