The Race

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction
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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 pilot, Grace insists on voting his own conscience rather than the party line, and this stubborn independence—together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart, an African-American movie star—has earned him a reputation as an unpredictable 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.

A vivid and sometimes frightening depiction of contemporary power politics, The Race culminates in a deadlocked and febrile party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his feelings for Lexie and his presidential ambitions—and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice.

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 pilot, Grace insists on voting his own conscience rather than the party line, and this stubborn independence—together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart, an African-American movie star—has earned him a reputation as an unpredictable 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.

A vivid and sometimes frightening depiction of contemporary power politics, The Race culminates in a deadlocked and febrile party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his feelings for Lexie and his presidential ambitions—and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice.

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The Race is poorly written, not very believable, trite, and annoying to read. There was little to no credibility or positive aspects about this novel. What makes it worse was that the author clearly ... Read full review

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As a Brit my knowledge of the US political system is based almost entirely on watching the West Wing. I enjoyed learning how the presidential nomination system works, although it seems overly ... Read full review

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Richard North Patterson is the author of several international bestselling novels including A Balance of Power, Conviction and Exile. Formerly a US trial lawyer, he is now a full-time writer and lives with his wife and family on Martha's Vineyard and in San Francisco.

Richard North Patterson is the author of fourteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, including Conviction, Balance of Power and Exile. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard with his partner, Dr Nancy Clair.

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