Tense. And, the tension builds and grips the reader. And, ultimately, obviously, this was written for those who like a happy ending.
World of presidental politics Kilcannon believes he can make the system work but will he die trying. Driven by the violent night mare of his childhood,fueled by forves that few could understand and burdened by secrets no one must know,Kilcannon is running for President
First in the trilogy of President Kerry Kilcannon. This is the prequel to Balance of Power and Protect and Defend. It highlights the politics and intrigue of Washington, D.C. and the high-stakes, high-pressure world of presidential politics where one misstep can destroy a lifetime of achievement.
Interesting Political Adventure
high drama with emotion-rich characters
Political intrigue and thrills when Kerry Kilcannon runs for President.
Driven by the violent nightmare of his childhood, fueld by forces thata few could understand, and burdened by secrets noo one must know, Kilcannon is running for President--and entering the crucial battleground of California with seven days to go. His rival will do anything even murder Kilcannon.
Page-turner by the master of political/legal thrillers. This is one of the Kerry Kilcannon series, and as he nears election, decisions of his past come to haunt him and threaten everything he has, including his life.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS SAYS: "IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT NO SAFE PLACE IS THE BEST POLITICAL THRILLER SINCE ALAN DRURY'S ADVISE & CONSENT...A SEARING LOOK AT THE INSIDE OF PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS".
IN THE HIGH-STAKES, HIGH-PRESSURE WORLD OF PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS, WHERE PREDATORS CARRY MICROPHONES AND ONE MISSTEP CAN SAVAGE A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT, KERRY KILCANNON IS THE RAREST PLAYER OF ALL. KILCANNON BELIEVES HE CAN MAKE THE SYSTEM WORK AND HE JUST MIGHT DIE TRYING. HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND ENTERING THE CRUCIAL BATTLEGROUND OF CALIFORNIA WITH SEVEN DAYS TO GO.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS: "ENGROSSING...AMBITIOUS AND WELL-WRITTEN. NO SAFE PLACE IS A SORT OF ETHICAL SUSPENSE NOVEL".
Intrigue around candidate for President
A Kennedyesque Senator Kerry Kilcannon is running for his party's nomination for president against the vice president. This book follows Kerry's campaign across the country in the days leading up to the primary. In the end, the focus is on California, where Kerry needs to win. Haunted by the assassination of his older brother whose footsteps Kerry now follows, Kerry is determined not to let an old affair ruin his chances to be president. The real suspense comes from a right to life fanatic, wanted for murdering three abortion clinic workers, who tracks Kerry to California, where he plots the assassination of the presidential hopeful. This book is like a train wreck: It is obvious what is about to happen; what is not obvious is who the mysterious assassin is. The author effectively uses flashbacks to give us a glimpse of Kerry's past, which dramatically influences who he is today: his abusive father, his Irish godfather/mentor who guides Kerry's political career, and the importance of his campaign manager. The details about the campaign, the press, and the Secret Service are astonishingly clear, but not a surprise given the research Patterson did in writing this book.
What is striking is how exactly right Patterson gets the politics and the journalism while telling a gripping tale that intertwines abuse and betrayal, ethics and ambition, romance and dysfunction.
Has ties to University of Alabama. Great mystery writer.
"In the high-stakes, high-pressure world of presidential politics, where predators cary microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement, Kerry kilcannon is the rarest player of all. Kilcannon believes he can make the system work. And he just may die trying.
Driven by the violent nightmare of his childhood, fueled by forces that few could understand, and burdened by secrets no one must know, Kilcannon is running for Presiden - and entering the crucial battleground of California with seven days to go. But for Kilcannon, there are hurdles that his courage, charisma, and compassion may not overcome: the network correspondent he still loves; the reporter bent on their exposure; the rival who'll do anything to win; and the fanatic who believes he must murder Kilcannon to protect the right to life." (From the back of the book)
In the high-stakes, high-pressue world of presidential politics, where predators carry microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement, Kerry Kilcannon is the rarest player of all. Kilcannon believes he can make the system work. And he just may die trying.
He starts with Senator Kerry Kilcannon, a candidate in the presidential primaries whose brother was assassinated right after winning the California primary 12 years before. Then he adds the fact that Kilcannon seems unable to run clear of a two-year-old affair. Sound familiar so far? Add to the mix the fact that Kilcannon is himself being hunted by a right-to-life activist who has already killed three people in a women's clinic, and you have a real thriller.
in the high stakes, high pressure world of presidential politics. where preditors carry microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement. Kerry Kilcannon is the rarest player of all. Kilcannon believes he can make the system work, and he just may die trying.
Different cover on this book.