Book Reviews of The Tenth Justice

The Tenth Justice
The Tenth Justice
Author: Brad Meltzer
ISBN-13: 9780446606240
ISBN-10: 0446606243
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 161 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
The author committed what I consider an unpardonable sin. He withholds what the viewpoint characters know in order to ratchet up the tension and mystery. In my view, that's a cheat. I won't be reading anything further by Mr. Meltzer.
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I found this book so predictable just about anyone could have written it. I was very disappointed in the quality of this story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Meltzer is always great
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A conscientious supreme court clerk, the professionals who share his house, a minor slip up . . . Ben Addison is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices, but when he accidentally reveals the secret outcome of an upcoming decision, a blackmailer makes millions, and Ben's life and career is on the line. This book is fast paced, engrossing, well written, a perfect beach read, but thrilling with good dialogue and lots of surprises.
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This was great. I'm not much of a political thriller reader but the writing is so good and the young clerk point-of-view is so interesting that I was hooked. "Zero Game" by Meltzer is fantastic, too.
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I had never read anything of this author before. He's good. I'll be looking for more grom him. If you like court-room mystery, you'll like this book.
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It kept me guessing. I enjoyed it!
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This book is very slow at the beginning, and then becomes a story that you can't put down. Endure the first few chapters, for the remainder is full of surprising plot twists.
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Good face paced book read intwo days. If you are a fan of Meltzer this is a must read it does not disappoint.
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Another of Meltzer's novels that is filled with intrigue.
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Excellent....
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Suspenseful and twisty turney.
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Better than Dead Even.
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I enjoyed this book because it has several twists and turns not expected and a plot dealing with Supreme Court justices and human nature. I would give it 4 stars.
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Excellent!
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Better than Grisham! Love the character development. Lots of red herrings. A great read.
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One of the better legal adventure stories out there, though the plot goes a little haywire at the end.
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Quick and witty, good plot too. 5 friends, among the brightest in Washington. One of them accidently reveals the secret outcome of an upcoming supreme court decision. A blackmailer makes millions and thus the beginning of a roller coaster ride for the 5 friends.
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NY Times best seller. Government intrigue
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Blackmail,secrets and drama
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Great political thriller.
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Story of a clerk for a US Supreme Court Justice who is duped into revealing a court secret, then finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into conspiracy.

Good characters, interesting read.
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Where does loyaty end? Wre does greed begin? How much can tou trust your friends? A thriller for those who like a well ploted novel.
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I loved the political and personal intrigue
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Lots of unexpected twists and turns make this story spiral to the very end. Keeps you guessing and turning pages!
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Great Book. He is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.
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When he accidentally reveals the secret outcome of an upcoming Supreme Court decision, a blackmailer makes millions and Ben Addison starts to sweat.
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One of Metzger's better books.
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Another Brad Meltzer thriller with some good twists and some ideas on the bonds of friendship and trust among 5 twentysomethings working in and around Washington.
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It took me a 151 pages to realize that I was not interested in this book. It just droned on and on but did nothing to capture you. Maybe the rest picked up but I decided that I had spent enough time on this read and it was over for me.
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I did not like this book because the dialog seemed very stilted and contrived. The main character, who is supposed to be the brightest of the bright, makes too many dumb mistakes to be believable.
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"Meet the next John Grisham" - Miami Herald
"The genre's next supernova...The legal thriller of the year." -Swing
"A hit in his first at bat." -Entertainment Weekly
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Ben Addison, is fresh from Yale Law school and is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices... But when he accidentally reveals the secret outcome of an upcoming decision, a blackmailer makes millions and Ben starts to sweat... big time! He turns to his co-clerk, Lisa, and his housemates, Nathan and Eric and Ober for help. As Washington's best and brightest, they offer coveted insider access to the State Department, a major Washington newspaper, and the Senate. BUT before they realize it, their careers, and their very lives, are on the line !! An exciting read !!!
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Fresh from Yale Law, Ben Addison is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices. Along with his co-clerk, Lisa, Ben represents the best of the fledgling legal community: sharp, perfectionistic, and painstakingly conscientious - but just as green. So when he inadvertently reveals the confidential outcome of an upcoming Court decision, and one of the parties to the case makes millions, Ben starts to sweat. Big time. Ben confides in Lisa and turns to his D.C. housemates for help. They offer their coveted insiders' access - Nathan works at the State Department, Eric reports for a Washington daily, and Ober is an assistant to a leading senator - to help outsnake the blackmailer who holds Ben's once-golden future hostage. But it's not long before these inseparable pals discover how dangerous their misuse of power can be, even when accompanied by the very best of intentions. And when a suspicious leak develops from within their own circle, Ben and his friends find themselves pitted against each other in a battle of shifting alliances and fierce deceptions that strikes to the weaknesses in their friendships, threatens to ruin their careers - and ultimately may cost them their lives.
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This book was full of suspense. It was so great that I still remember it years after reading it! Wow!

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