The Tenth Justice

Author:   Brad Meltzer
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Edition:   2nd edition
ISBN:  

9780340658154


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   07 August 1997
Format:   Paperback
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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

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Author:   Brad Meltzer
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Coronet Books
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 11.10cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 17.90cm
Weight:   0.228kg
ISBN:  

9780340658154


ISBN 10:   0340658150
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   07 August 1997
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Compulsive . . . This round to Brad Meltzer - 4 stars - Daily Mail Meltzer's plot is well thought out, with a particularly vivid climax - Sunday Times Grisham had better beware, for there's a new kid on the block. In THE TENTH JUSTICE young Brad Meltzer - all of 26 - has formulated a thriller that fairly crackles, having pace, confidence and velocity-charged story-telling - The Irish Times


Loose lips sink careers in this barn-burning first novel about a Supreme Court clerk who runs his mouth to a disastrously ill-chosen confidant. The Solicitor General is often called the Court's tenth justice, but don't tell that to the Court's 18 clerks, who are convinced the world revolves around them. So it's not surprising that Justice Mason Hollis's clerk Ben Addison, who knows the results of all the Court's decisions long before they're announced, mentions one of them to Rick Fagen, one of Hollis's old clerks. Alas, Rick is an imposter who never clerked for Hollis, but who's just wormed his way into Ben's confidence to get a tip that will allow him to make millions on the insider info. Worse, Rick seems to know everything about Ben's puny efforts to find out who he really is. Does he have an in with Ben's fellow-clerk Lisa Schulman? Or could he be getting the skinny from one of Ben's roommates - senatorial assistant William Oberman, State staffer Nathan Hollister, or Washington Herald reporter Eric Stroman - all of them childhood friends? Ben determines to nail Rick for his perfidy, but Rick simply responds by stepping up the pressure, demanding further tipoffs on sensitive cases and threatening to reveal Ben's involvement to the U.S. Marshals, who are already suspicious on account of a news story Eric filed on possible Court leaks. The more Rick's noose tightens, the more suspicious and shrill Ben grows about his old friends, whose fear of their bosses and parents and whose unfailingly juvenile dialogue ( Drop it and He's dead are Ben's stock responses to every new threat) suggest the Washington branch of St. Elmo's Fire. Meltzer spins a mean paranoid fantasy that'll have you turning pages in a frenzy to learn whether Ben and his equally strung-out buddies ever grow up. (Kirkus Reviews)


Ben Addison has it made. Living with his three best friends he's graduated from law school at Yale and now he's a clerk at the Supreme Court, the top job in America for any new lawyer. Life is great and he's on the first step of a golden career path. But Ben is tricked into leaking something that will land him and his best friends in deep trouble. The Tenth Justice has a sharp and compelling plot full of blackmail, deception and subterfuge, leavened with the humourous depiction of lifelong friendships under pressure. This is a highly entertaining legal thriller. (Kirkus UK)


'Compulsive... This round to Brad Meltzer - 4 stars' -- Daily Mail 'Meltzer's plot is well thought out, with a particularly vivid climax' -- The Sunday Times 'Grisham had better beware, for there's a new kid on the block. In The Tenth Justice young Brad Meltzer - all of 26 - has formulated a thriller that fairly crackles, having pace, confidence and velocity-charged story-telling' -- The Irish Times


Compulsive ... This round to Brad Meltzer - 4 stars Daily Mail Meltzer's plot is well thought out, with a particularly vivid climax Sunday Times Grisham had better beware, for there's a new kid on the block. In THE TENTH JUSTICE young Brad Meltzer - all of 26 - has formulated a thriller that fairly crackles, having pace, confidence and velocity-charged story-telling The Irish Times


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Author Website:   http://www.bradmeltzer.com

Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Fate, and five other bestselling thrillers: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. He is also one of the co-creators of the American TV show, Jack & Bobby, and is the writer of the #1 selling graphic novels, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded for the History Channel, the second season of which airs in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. Visit Brad's website, www.bradmeltzer.com; find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BradMeltzer; or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/bradmeltzer.

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