A Washington-based thriller about four ambitious twentysomething housemates, fresh out of college, eager to make their mark in their chosen careers. When one of them, Ben Addison, is tricked into leaking a Supreme Court decision on an important corporate merger in advance, he lands them all in big trouble. They resolve to get even with the man ...
A Washington-based thriller about four ambitious twentysomething housemates, fresh out of college, eager to make their mark in their chosen careers. When one of them, Ben Addison, is tricked into leaking a Supreme Court decision on an important corporate merger in advance, he lands them all in big trouble. They resolve to get even with the man who set Ben up. But is there a traitor in the camp?
I was happy to find this book when shipped to me was in better condition than expected. Being a book lover it was in pristine condition. And a good read as well, as I enjoy this authors corpus of works.
Mar 10, 2011
CAN'T MISS WITH THIS ONE!
Someone suggested I read Brad Meltzer books. I like to start with an author's first and work my way up to his latest so I ordered The Tenth Justice. His plots and twists are unequaled. I highly recommend this and other Meltzer books. I am up to The Millionaires right now and I can't get enough Meltzer!
Publishers Weekly, 1997-02-10 The high price of ambition is explored in Meltzer's debut novel, a crafty legal thriller set in Washington, D.C. Ben Addison, a Yale Law School grad, is working as a clerk for a highly respected Supreme Court justice and being aggressively courted by a prestigious law firm. But this golden boy is brought down to earth when a wily con artist dupes him into revealing the confidential outcome of an upcoming Court decision involving millions of dollars. Terrified of ruining his career, Addison refuses to go to the authorities and admit his mistake. Instead, he enlists the aid of his co-clerk, Lisa, and of his conveniently well-placed D.C. housemates-Nathan, who works for the State Department; Eric, a reporter for the Washington Herald; and Ober, who clings to a menial job in a senator's office. Addison's friends also circumvent the law to help him, putting themselves at risk as lies, suspicions, accusations and betrayals threaten to tear the group apart. Addison is a difficult character to root for, not only because he is so willing to risk his friends' careers and lives to save his own, but because he seems too immature, petulant and self-absorbed. But Meltzer moves the story along at a crisp pace, spicing the action and legalese with lively banter and intriguing D.C. arcana. Meltzer's shadow-filled world will entertain most readers but it will rivet few; as Lisa says of some early threatening events: "This isn't The Firm." Major ad/promo; Literary Guild "Super Release"; author tour; audio rights to HarperAudio; foreign rights sold in the U.K., Germany, Japan, Israel and Finland; film rights to Fox 2000. (May) FYI: Meltzer, 26, wrote this novel while attending of Columbia Law School. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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