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Corey Grace, a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio, is locked in a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and an influential Christian leader. 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 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 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 America's culture wars: racism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own political and economic agendas.
As the pressure of the race intensifies, culminating in a heated showdown at a deadlocked party convention in New York City, Grace must come to terms with his presidential ambitions and decide just how much he's willing to sacrifice in order to achieve them.
©2007 Richard North Patterson (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A gripping read." ( Booklist)
"An absorbing and suspenseful account of a dirty run for the Republican presidential nomination." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Otis on 11-04-07

The Race

Patterson has come full circle and I, for one, enjoyed his revisiting political campaigns. The first book I ever encountered by Patterson was "Private Screening" which once and for all set me on the road for all of his books. While his circumstances, put in a "real world" are far too hopeful to ever happen, Patterson so deftly establishes the imminent reality (as I borrow from Barthes), the reality is the text. So, to any Richard North Patterson fans, political aficionados, or those who simply enjoy a multi-level and tightly plotted book, this book will be a must.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on 03-26-08

Big fan disappointed

I'm a big Richard North Patterson fan and I enjoyed this book. However, the ending was somewhat predictable and disappointing. I was enthralled for 75% of the book but felt as if the author gave up near the end, at length.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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