This book is about an abortion case. If that is a touchy subject for you, don't read the book. Especially if you are pro-life.
Author is a New York Times Best seller and lots of review all great. "a novel that melds White House intrigue with Courthouse drama with masterful depth." "Powerful and gripping from beginning to end" I enjoyed reading it very much.
Powerfull and compelling. Another super political novel
Powerful and riveting from beginning to end. Continues the Presidency of Kerry Kilcannon in Balance of Power. Another look at Washington politics and intrigue.
This book goes into great depth on the abortion issue specifically late term abortion and its constitutionality. No matter which side you're on it will definitely make you think. As for me, I now have a different appreciation for the other sides views. The book also takes you into the nomination of a Supreme Court judge and how each side of the aisle mud sling and try to undermine each other to get their way in the process. It's a very good story with strong currents of todays world.
Well written political thriller. Drags only in a few places, but overall a good and fast read.
A great Richard North Patterson novel.
This author rivals John Grisham - very well written book concerning abortion issues/laws. I could not put this book down.
I heard Patterson speak as the keynote speaker at the National Abortion Federation meeting a few years ago soon after this book was published and got a signed and dedicated copy as I was an active abortion provider at that time. This book is a really good dissection of the hypocracy of some of the real anti-abortion fanatics and the problems they cause, especially for their own family members. It is a really good novel, too.
I'm not usually a fan of this genre, but really enjoyed this. Liked all of the political action. Very believable.
"A page turner...readers will be dazzled by the depth of knowledge underlying and displayed in this....book" The New York Times Book Review
Another Richard North Patterson great read.
Protect and Defend
President elect Kerry kilcannon appoints a new chief justice to the Supreme Court, a female judge with a brilliant record. An abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge.
President Kerry Kilcannon must appoint a new chief justice of the Supreme Court within days of taking the oath of office. His choice is "a female judge with a brilliant record. And a secret." A major abortion rights case is coming to the Supreme Court during all of this and "the most divisive issue in America turns the president's nomination into an all-out war."
On a cold day in January, President-elect Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office- and within days must make his first most important move: Appointing a new Chief Justice of The Supreme Court
Love the Kerry Kilcannon trilogy!
Richard North Patterson writes fast paced murder/legal thrillers. The Kerry Kilcannon novels are fun beach reads.
I didn't care for this at all. It drags along. Guess it's just not my
cup of tea.
An intriguing piece about politics and the way things could work in government administration. Loved it!
"Brilliant.... put this one at the top of your hot list." -- STEPHEN KING
Excellent read! Good political story.
A newly-elected president of the US needs to appoint a new Chief Justice to the Supreme Court. His choice is a female judge with a brillant record and a secret. An inflammatory abortion rights is making its way to the judge.
Absorbing...A particularly robust hatching of an endangered species of literature...the novel of ideas.
President elect Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office. He immediately appoints a new chief councilof the Supreme court.
A female judge with a brilliant record, also a secret.
An inflammatory abortion is headed her way.
On a cold day in January, President-elect Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office and with 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 brillant record. And a secret.
On a cold day in Jauary, 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 Master's nomination, an inflammatory abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge--and will explode intothe 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.