The Race (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Can an honest man become president? In this timely and provocative novel, a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies and the ruthless machinery of American politics Corey Grace--a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio--is plunged by an act of terrorism into a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and a magnetic leader of the Christian right. A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind, Grace's reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line--together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart, an African-American movie star--has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast. But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past, and now his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests, in which nothing in his past or present life is off-limits.
Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, The Race takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture:  racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power. As the pressure of the campaign intensifies, Grace encounters betrayal, excruciating moral choices, and secrets that can destroy lives. Ultimately, the race leads to a deadlocked party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his romance with Lexie and his presidential ambitions--and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice.

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And I was disappointed in the the ending. - Goodreads
Not a heroic depiction of the human race. - Goodreads
Patterson puts a lot of research into his work. - Goodreads
... author's structuring and writing, 3. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Schuyler Wallace - Goodreads

I always know what I'll get when I open a Richard North Patterson book. There will be authenticity, believability, and a story that intrigues. “The Race” continues that legacy for me. A charismatic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This book was published in 2007, before the Tea Party began to drag the US Republican Party even further to the right. It concerns Corey Grace, ex-soldier and Republican Senator in his attempt to win ... Read full review


PART I The Senator
PART II The Insurgent
PART III The Kingmaker

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Richard North Patterson is the author of In The Name Of Honor, Eclipse, The Spire, Exile, The Race, Degree Of Guilt, Eyes Of A Child, Silent Witness, and many other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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