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Patterson, Richard North

Works: 335 works in 2,222 publications in 12 languages and 78,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories  Political fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.A8242, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Richard North Patterson
Most widely held works by Richard North Patterson
Dark lady by Richard North Patterson( Book )

73 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Steelton, a struggling Midwestern city on the cusp of an economic turnaround, two prominent men are found dead within days of each other. One is Tommy Fielding, a senior officer of the company building a new baseball stadium, the city's hope for the future. The other is Jack Novak, the local drug dealers' attorney of choice. Fielding's death with a prostitute, from an overdose of heroin, seems accidental; Novak is apparently the victim of a ritual murder. But in each case the character of the dead man seems contradicted by the particulars of his death. Coincidence or connection? The question falls to Assistant County Prosecutor Stella Marz. Despite a traumatic breach with her alcoholic and embittered father, she has risen from a working-class background to become head of the prosecutor's homicide unit. A driven woman, she is called the Dark Lady by defense lawyers for her relentless, sometimes ruthless, style: in seven years only one case has gotten away from her, and only because the defendant took his own life. She has earned every inch of both her official and her off-the-record titles, and recently she's decided to go after another: to become the first woman elected Prosecutor of Erie County. But that was before the brutal murder of her ex-lover--Jack Novak. Novak's death leads her into a labyrinth where her personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined. There is the possibility that Novak fixed drug cases for the city's crime lord, Vincent Moro, withthe help of law enforcement personnel, and perhaps with someone in Stella's own office ... the bitter mayoral race which threatens to undermine her own ambitions ... her attraction to a colleague who may not be what he seems ... the lingering, complicated effects of her painful affair with Novak ... the growing certainty that she is being watched and followed. Making her way through a maze of corruption, deceit, and greed, trusting no one, Stella comes to believe that the search for the truth involves the bleak history of Steelton itself--a history that now endangers her future, and perhaps her life." --
Conviction : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

53 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years after Rennell Price is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to die for the murder of a nine-year-old girl, lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget becomes convinced that Price did not receive a fair trial and fights to stop his execution
Exile : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

75 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful attorney about to be married and preparing for a run for Congress, David Wolfe's life is thrown into turmoil when he is reunited with Hana Arif, a Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret love affair in law school
Eclipse : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case--the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murdering three PetroGlobal workers
Silent witness by Richard North Patterson( Book )

74 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ohio, a school teacher accused of murdering a pregnant student appeals to lawyer Tony Lord to defend him. For Lord it will be a tricky business. As a youth he was a suspect in the murder of a local girl, a crime never solved, and the town has not forgotten. By the author of The Final Judgment
Protect and defend : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

83 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court drops dead following the inauguration, President Kerry Kilcannon selects as a replacement Judge Caroline Masters, a woman who hides a secret that could affect her ruling on a controversial case
No safe place by Richard North Patterson( Book )

68 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pro-abortion presidential candidate is stalked by a pro-life assassin during an electoral campaign in California. The candidate is Kerry Kilcannon, a senator from New Jersey whose brother was shot when he ran for president
Fall from grace : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Blaine arrives at the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who left behind him a string of secret legal and financial arrangements. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam seeks to find the truth of his father's death, even if it means exposing one or more of his own family members as the killer and discovering secrets about himself that he was never supposed to know
The race : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corey Grace, a Republican senator from Ohio noted for voting his own conscience rather than the party line, becomes locked in a no-holds-barred presidential primary campaign with his rival, a member of the party establishment and leader of the Christian right
The spire : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 3,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Darrow returns to Caldwell College 16 years after his graduation when his mentor, Lionel Farr, brings him back to become Caldwell's president. The school is still haunted by the tragic murder of Angela Hall, an African American student who was strangled and left outside the school's landmark spire. Fresh off a football victory, Mark was the one who found Angela, and it was his best friend, Steve, who was convicted of the murder. Now Caldwell is once again facing a scandal, but Mark can't forget Angela's murder, or the nagging feeling that his friend might be innocent. As his suspicions center on a former classmate who testified against Steve, Mark finds himself falling for Farr's daughter, Taylor, the first woman he's had serious feelings for since the death of his wife two years ago
Balance of power by Richard North Patterson( Book )

50 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 3,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Kerry Kilcannon and his fiancee, television journalist Lara Costello, have at last decided to marry. But their wedding is followed by a massacre of innocents in a lethal burst of gunfire, challenging their marriage and his presidency in ways so shattering and indelibly personal that Kilcannon vows to eradicate gun violence and the crush the most powerful lobby in Washington- the Son's of the Second Amendment (SSA)
In the name of honor : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 3,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Brian McCarran has returned traumatized from Iraq. He depends on his lifelong friendship with Kate Gallagher, who is married to his commanding officer, Capt. Joe D'Abruzzo. When Brian shoots and kills D'Abruzzo, Capt. Paul Terry must defend him in a high profile court martial
The devil's light : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

53 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidelined after a colleague's blunder, CIA agent Brooke Chandler envisions a way to halt an Al Qaeda plot to set off a massive nuclear explosion and begins a race against time that returns him to Lebanon, where nothing is quite as it seems
The final judgment by Richard North Patterson( Book )

62 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman lawyer returns to her family she has not seen for 20 years. She is Caroline Masters, the daughter of a New Hampshire judge, who agrees to defend her niece, accused of murder. All the ghosts from her past rise up, including the memory of the death of her mother and a man with whom she had an affair. A family drama by the author of Eyes of a Child
Loss of innocence by Richard North Patterson( Book )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings is set against the backdrop of the turbulent summer of 1968 in Martha's Vineyard, where twenty-two-year-old Whitney Dane begins questioning her goals and sense of independence at the side of a fiercely ambitious, underprivileged man
Degree of guilt by Richard North Patterson( Book )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a celebrated television journalist is on trial for the murder of a famous author, the defence attorney is faced with an inescapable dilemma of ethics and emotion, as the secrets of his own life become intertwined with the murder trial itself
Eyes of a child by Richard North Patterson( Book )

64 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are in San Francisco: Ricardo Arias is found dead in his apartment, the gun that killed him wedged in his mouth. The physical evidence might confirm suicide, but there is no doubt that it strongly suggests murder. The police investigation quickly uncovers a maze of emotion and conflict that surrounded the dead man in the last months of his life: an estranged wife, Terri Peralta; an ugly custody fight over their six-year-old daughter, Elena; threats of extortion; accusations of adultery; and sexual abuse of the child. And then the police uncover a murder suspect. He's Terri's new lover, Christopher Paget, a man of wealth and prominence, an extremely high-profile San Francisco defense attorney. Paget has motive - it's his son accused of abusing Elena, his personal and political plans for the future put at risk by the dead man's accusations - and his alibi is dangerously threadbare
Eden in winter by Richard North Patterson( Book )

31 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself. As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin. But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli, his late father's mistress; and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to. The closer he gets to this beautiful, mysterious woman, the further Adam feels from his troubles. Yet the closer he also comes to revealing the secrets he's strived to conceal, and condemning the people he's so hard fought to protect. This is a complex family drama pulsing with the tumult of the time and dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions"--
Private screening by Richard North Patterson( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the media and its control of American life in a story of suspense and murder revolving around superstar rock singer Stacy Tarrant, U.S. senator James Kilcannon, attorney Tony Lord, and Phoenix, a masked terrorist
The outside man : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outside man is society lawyer Adam Shaw. A northerner in a southern town jealous of its secrets, he finds the dead body of his best friend's wealthy wife -- and his friend is missing. In a world where wealthy people will stop at nothing to maintain a genteel image, Shaw must gamble his career, his marriage, and his very life in a passionate quest for the real murderer -- and learn the shocking truth about his own past and future
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Fall from grace : a novel
Conviction : a novelExile : a novelEclipse : a novelSilent witnessProtect and defend : a novelNo safe placeFall from grace : a novelThe race : a novel
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