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    • ISBN:9781848948723
    • Publication date:11 Dec 2009

The First Counsel

By Brad Meltzer

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Massive US bestselling thriller, compared to Grisham by reviewers and readers.

JFK Jr. was Lark. Amy Carter was Dynamo. Chelsea Clinton was Energy. Meet Shadow.

"Shadow" is the Secret Service codename for the First Daughter, Nora Hartson. And when she starts dating young White House lawyer Michael Garrick, he starts feeling like the First Counsel. That's what happens to everyone who lives in her world.

It's a world all of us have heard about, but none of us truly know - a world where your dad's the President, your close friends wear earpieces and carry guns and a world where everyone is watching.

On a date, Nora and Michael see something they shouldn't. To protect her, he admits to something he shouldn't. And when the problem snowballs out of control, she may have to do something she shouldn't.

The First Counsel. The President's Daughter.

You've never dated anyone like this.

Biographical Notes

Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Fate, and five other bestselling thrillers: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. He is also one of the co-creators of the American TV show, Jack & Bobby, and is the writer of the #1 selling graphic novels, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded for the History Channel, the second season of which airs in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. Visit Brad's website, www.bradmeltzer.com; find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BradMeltzer; or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/bradmeltzer.

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  • ISBN: 9780340769386
  • Publication date: 20 Sep 2001
  • Page count: 496
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Breakneck . . . an action-packed read — Mail on Sunday on DEAD EVEN
'This continued certainty provides much of the tension binding Meltzer's story together and is sustained right to the dramatic - and surprising - end.' Yorkshire Evening Post
Gets the blood pumping — The New York Times on DEAD EVEN
If you're a fan of John Grisham's style of writing, then it's worth giving Brad Meltzer's latest legal thriller a try... The plot is fast moving and full of suspense, and you're likely to be deseperate to find out what happens next ... The plot is fast moving and full of suspense, and you're likely to be desperate to find out what happens next — South Wales Argus
Grisham had better beware, for there's a new kid on the block. In The Tenth Justice young Brad Meltzer - all of 26 - has formulated a thriller that fairly crackles, having pace, confidence and velocity-charged story-telling — The Irish Times on THE TENTH JUSTICE
'Meltzer's dark political thriller pulses with adrenaline in a mean and dangerous race to the final revelation' The Oxford Times
Legal mega-thriller which plumbs the dark depths of deceit, greed and treachery — The Northern Echo
''Terrific characterisation and many twists' Publishers News
'Meltzer's dark political thriller pulses with adrenaline in a mean and dangerous race to the final revelation' The Oxford Times
A thriller to rival Grisham — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Meltzer's dark political thriller pulses with adrenaline in a mean and dangerous race to the final revelation. — Oxford Times
Terrific — The Bookseller
Brad Meltzer paces his thrid novel so well that pages literally fly past my eyes... as pure entertainment, THE FIRST COUNSEL works very well indeed — Deadly Pleasures
A wonderfully enjoyable ride ... a cracking good story, told with great energy and exuberence' — The Legal Executive Journal
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