Protect and Defend, Patterson, Richard North

Protect and Defend

Authors: Patterson, Richard North
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC030000, FIC031060, FIC037000
ISBN: 9780345469809
Classification: Fiction
Synopsis: On a cold day in January, President-elect Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office—and within days makes his first, most important move: appointing a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Kilcannon’s choice is a female judge with a brilliant record. And a secret.

While the Senate spars over Caroline Masters’s nomination, an inflammatory abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge—and will explode into the headlines. Suddenly, the most divisive issue in America turns the President’s nomination into all-out war. And from Judge Masters to a conservative, war-hero senator facing a crisis of conscience and a fifteen-year-old girl battling for her future, no one will be safe.

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