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Balance Of Power by Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson

Published by Ballantine Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 0345450175 / ISBN 13: 9780345450173
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Title: Balance Of Power by Richard North Patterson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

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Edition: First Edition.


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Synopsis: Richard North Patterson?s masterful portrayals of law and politics at the apex of power have made him one of our most important writers of popular fiction. Combining a compelling narrative, exhaustive research, and a sophisticated grasp of contemporary society, his bestselling novels bring explosive social problems to vivid life through characters who are richly imagined and intensely real. Now in Balance of Power Patterson confronts one of America?s most inflammatory issues?the terrible toll of gun violence.

President Kerry Kilcannon and his fiancée, television journalist Lara Costello, have at last decided to marry. But their wedding is followed by a massacre of innocents in a lethal burst of gunfire, challenging their marriage and his presidency in ways so shattering and indelibly personal that Kilcannon vows to eradicate gun violence and crush the most powerful lobby in Washington?the Sons of the Second Amendment (SSA).

Allied with the President?s most determined rival, the resourceful and relentless Senate Majority Leader Frank Fasano, the SSA declares all-out war on Kerry Kilcannon, deploying its arsenal of money, intimidation, and secret dealings to eviscerate Kilcannon?s crusade?and, it hopes, destroy his presidency. This ignites a high-stakes game of politics and legal maneuvering in the Senate, the courtroom, and across the country, which the charismatic but untested young President is determined to win at any cost. But in the incendiary clash over gun violence and gun rights, the cost to both Kilcannons may be even higher than he imagined.

And others in the crossfire may also pay the price: the idealistic lawyer who has taken on the gun industry; the embattled CEO of America?s leading gun maker; the war-hero senator caught between conflicting ambitions; the female senator whose career is at risk; and the grief-stricken young woman fighting to emerge from the shadow of her sister, the First Lady.

The insidious ways money corrodes democracy and corrupts elected officials . . . the visceral debate between gun-rights and gun-control advocates . . . the bitter legal conflict between gun companies and the victims of gun violence . . . a ratings-driven media that both manipulates and is manipulated?Richard North Patterson weaves these engrossing themes into an epic novel that moves us with its force, passion, and authority.

From the Back Cover: ?Richard North Patterson has a keen eye for how Washington really works. His portrait of the gun lobby is right on?both in terms of its power and its political tactics. A must read for anyone interested in the gun debate.? ?FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

? Balance of Power is a rip-roaring novel about guns, lawyers, and politics. Richard North Patterson has extraordinary insight into how Washington works, and a complex and heartfelt understanding of the effects of gun violence on our society. This is a great read by a masterful writer.? ?SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY

? Balance of Power is a compelling story, fully worthy of Richard North Patterson, which is made even more intriguing by its detailed insight into the world of special-interests politics in Washington, D.C.? ?SCOTT TUROW

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