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Patterson, Richard North

Works: 241 works in 1,806 publications in 11 languages and 87,345 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Legal stories  Psychological fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Bildungsromans  War fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.A8242, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard North Patterson
Protect and defend : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

88 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 4,414 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
Exile : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

58 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,957 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, a reunion marked by the assassination of the Israeli prime minister and by his efforts to defend Hana when she is accused of being the mastermind behind the crime
Conviction : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,895 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
Dark lady by Richard North Patterson( Book )

65 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,853 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
Eclipse : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California lawyer Damon Pierce finds his own life in danger when he accepts a desperate plea from his former lover to defend her freedom fighter husband against bogus charges involving the corrupt government of the oil-rich nation of Luandia
Silent witness by Richard North Patterson( Book )

65 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,748 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
In the name of honor : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capt. Paul Terry, one of the army's most accomplished young lawyers, must defend Brian McCarran, a general's son who recently returned from a harrowing tour in Iraq. In the high-profile court-martial, Terry is joined by Brian's sister, Meg McCarran, who leaves her practice in San Francisco to help save her brother. Before the case is over, Terry will become deeply entwined with Meg and the McCarrans--and learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest of souls
The race : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,541 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
No safe place by Richard North Patterson( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,515 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 )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Blaine arrives at the funeral of his estraged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charasmatic writer who left behind 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 spire : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 3,406 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 )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 3,402 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)
The final judgment by Richard North Patterson( Book )

54 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,364 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
The devil's light : a novel by Richard North Patterson( Book )

42 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,355 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
Degree of guilt by Richard North Patterson( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 3,045 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 )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,966 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
Loss of innocence by Richard North Patterson( Book )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,903 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
Eden in winter by Richard North Patterson( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,562 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"--
The Lasko tangent by Richard North Patterson( Book )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Patterson is a natural storyteller ... Fast moving ... A handsome job."THE NEW YORK TIMESWilliam Lasko is a self-made millionaire who's got an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent for using both to get what he wants. Now the Economic Crimes Commission wants the corrupt, untouchable Lasko brought down--and U.S. Attorney Christopher Paget is tapped to take on the job. To gather enough evidence to nail Lasko without alienating the White House, Paget's got to go by the book. But Lasko makes his own rules. And eliminating enemies is William Lasko's golden one
Private screening by Richard North Patterson( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,412 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
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The devil's light : a novel
Alternative Names
North Patterson, Richard

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English (819)

Spanish (37)

French (25)

Italian (17)

Japanese (5)

Hebrew (3)

Chinese (2)

Turkish (1)

Russian (1)

Korean (1)

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Exile : a novelConviction : a novelDark ladyEclipse : a novelSilent witnessIn the name of honor : a novelThe race : a novelNo safe place