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The personal injury suit his surviving sister-in-law brings against manufacturers and lobbyists runs aground on perjury and a politically ambitious judge. His opponents are even prepared to use blackmail--a document surfaces proving that the relationship between Kilcannon and Lara preceded his divorce. This is a terrifying novel, which pictures the currency of American political life as bribery, threats and the grossest of intrusions into private life; it is a vision of how vilely things can perhaps sometimes work, and how intelligence, will and the application of sound legal principles might make them otherwise. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
These libruls have no idea what their talking about. I don't read much anyway, so imagine my constellation when one of Amurca's better writers of psychological thrillers goes all... Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by georgewbush
I normally enjoy Mr. Patterson's books and am not a gun dealer, collector, or advocate. I may go buy one now. Other than the improvement Mr. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Mickey Hankins
I have never before read a novel by a popular author that was so totally dependent on the reader's commitment to the same political and social agenda as its' author. Read morePublished on June 1 2004
I found the infighting of politics absorbing. I cannot believe Republicans would oppose gun controls of weapons that are not designed for sportsmanshipPublished on April 29 2004 by Paul Siesser
I've been a Richard North Patterson fan for years, so I was sickeningly disappointed with "Balance of Power". Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by W. P. Strange
Richard North Patterson's "Ballance of Power" is a wonderful read regardless of one's political party.
I simply couldn't put it down and I'm exhausted! Read more
I listened to the audio version of this book. The reader
came close to making an interesting book painfully boring. Read more
Picking up where Laura and Kerry left off, with Kerry now as POTUS, we ride with them through a nail-biting emotional roller coaster. Read morePublished on March 6 2004
This is an extraordinary book. There is no question that the author is anti-gun, as the author freely acknowledges in the "Afterword", but anyone who reads this book... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004