10th justice

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Rob Weisbach Books, May 1, 1997 - Fiction - 389 pages
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Fresh from Yale Law, Ben Addison is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices. Along with his co-clerk, Lisa, Ben represents the best of the fledgling legal community: sharp, perfectionistic, and painstakingly conscientious - but just as green. So when he inadvertently reveals the confidential outcome of an upcoming Court decision, and one of the parties to the case makes millions, Ben starts to sweat. Big time.
Ben confides in Lisa and turns to his D.C. housemates for help. They offer their coveted insiders' access - Nathan works at the State Department, Eric reports for a Washington daily, and Ober is an assistant to a leading senator - to help outsnake the blackmailer who holds Ben's once-golden future hostage. But it's not long before these inseparable pals discover how dangerous their misuse of power can be, even when accompanied by the very best of intentions. And when a suspicious leak develops from within their own circle, Ben and his friends find themselves pitted against each other in a battle of shifting alliances and fierce deceptions that strikes to the weaknesses in their friendships, threatens to ruin their careers - and ultimately may cost them their lives.

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Gone was the dumb banter and unnecessary dialogue. - Goodreads
It made the finale hard to read. - Goodreads
The plot became more complicated. - Goodreads
Typical Meltzer page turner. - Goodreads
In addition, the plot is fairly tight. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kristina Seleshanko - Goodreads

Several times, I almost set this book aside and didn't finish it. I'm glad I kept reading, though. The first half of the book was just plain awful. The writing was bad - full of unnecessary and boring ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

I liked this a lot. Supreme Court intrigue is not written about as often as the other two branches. When I thought I figured out the twist it turned on me. Well written! You would not know it was ... Read full review


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Brad Meltzer is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Book of Fate", as well as the bestsellers "The Tenth Justice", "Dead Even", "The First Counsel", "The Millionaires", "The Zero Game", and "The Book of Lies". His newest thriller, "The Inner Circle", will be released in January 2011. He lives in Florida with his wife, Cori, and coaches lots of Little League for their three children, Jonas, Lila, and Theo.

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