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True Washington Insider Pens Twisty Legal Thriller

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The Eighteenth Green (Beaufort Books) billed as a Jack Patterson Thriller by Webb Hubbell, is a fast-paced, twisty legal thriller set in Washington. The reader gets that the author really knows Washington, how the U.S. government works, and the lengths the government will go against someone.  The government will imprison an innocent person, use the media to have that person convicted in the court of public opinion and, because that person knows too much, stand by as that person is murdered in prison…and label it a suicide. But this book is as much about the author as it is the plot. Webster Lee “Webb” Hubbell is a friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton from way back in Arkansas, from the…

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Write What You Love: A Look Into the Writing of Steve Berry

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Steve Berry calls himself the poster boy for persistence. He refused to give up—although he thought about it a few times. But his persistence resulted in worldwide fame and an annual trip to The New York Times bestseller list. He has written stand-alone thrillers as well as his famous “Cotton Malone” series. Steve Berry was a successful small town lawyer in the 1980s, dealing with the typical array of cases for a litigator—everything from murder and rape to evictions and personal injury—not to mention the everyday stuff like drafting wills and real estate closings. For at least a decade he had a nagging feeling he couldn’t shake. A voice in his head kept telling him he needed to write. This…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Kermit Roosevelt and His Sophisticated Legal Thriller Allegiance

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A sophisticated legal thriller that plunges readers into the debate within the US government surrounding the imprisonment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II. When the news broke about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Caswell “Cash” Harrison was all set to drop out of law school and join the army… until he flunked the physical. Instead, he’s given the opportunity to serve as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. He and another clerk stumble onto a potentially huge conspiracy aimed at guiding the court’s interests, and the cases dealing with the constitutionality of the prison camps created to detain Japanese-Americans seem to play a key part. Then Cash’s colleague dies under mysterious circumstances, and the young,…

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