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Publisher's Summary

Self-made millionaire William Lasko has an eye for wealth and the ear of the President and a talent for using both to get whatever he wants. But the Economic Crimes Commission wants to bring the corrupt, untouchable Lasko down, and they enlist the services of straightlaced U.S. Attorney Christopher Paget to do it. Paget has to walk a tightrope, gathering enough evidence to nail Lasko without alienating the White House, knowing full well that men like Lasko make their own rules - including the elimination of enemies like him.

Please note: This audiobook is sourced from historic recordings, which is reflected in the audio quality.

©1979 by Richard North Patterson (P)1994 by Random House Audio Publishing, Inc., All Rights Reserved Under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions, Reproduced by Arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Patterson is a natural storyteller who never breaks the thread of action." (Newgate Callendar, New York Times Book Review)

"A real writer, a thriller, and a good story." (Boston Globe)

"A terrific novelist." (Washington Post

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  • 31-01-2019

Bad production, good story.

It's hard to rate when the quality of the production was so crummy. seems like a few minutes before the book was due to be complete the recording, which sounded like an a.m. radio, started over in the middle. Good story but audio was junk.

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  • 03-07-2012

Sounds as though it was actually "phoned in"

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