The Tenth Justice

The Tenth Justice

Book - 1997
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When Ben Addison, a new clerk for a Supreme Court justice, makes an error in judgement that leaves him open to blackmail, he turns for help to Lisa, a fellow clerk, and his housemates, who work in the State Department, a senator's office, and a Washington newspaper

Blackwell North Amer
Fresh from Yale Law, Ben Addison is a new clerk for one of the Supreme Court's most respected justices. Along with his co-clerk, Lisa, Ben represents the best of the fledgling legal community: sharp, perfectionistic, and painstakingly conscientious - but just as green. So when he inadvertently reveals the confidential outcome of an upcoming Court decision, and one of the parties to the case makes millions, Ben starts to sweat. Big time.
Ben confides in Lisa and turns to his D.C. housemates for help. They offer their coveted insiders' access - Nathan works at the State Department, Eric reports for a Washington daily, and Ober is an assistant to a leading senator - to help outsnake the blackmailer who holds Ben's once-golden future hostage. But it's not long before these inseparable pals discover how dangerous their misuse of power can be, even when accompanied by the very best of intentions. And when a suspicious leak develops from within their own circle, Ben and his friends find themselves pitted against each other in a battle of shifting alliances and fierce deceptions that strikes to the weaknesses in their friendships, threatens to ruin their careers - and ultimately may cost them their lives.

Publisher: New York : Rob Weisbach Books, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688150891
0688150896
Branch Call Number: M MEL
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: 10th justice

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kcheel67
May 30, 2017

I cannot fathom how this man has sold so many books.

In this one, we meet Ben Addison and his three best buds, and have to suffer through dialogue that doesn't cut mustard against Sunday morning banter in the frat house.

The characters are largely annoying, and I found myself not really caring one way or another what happened to any of them.

A book I only completed due to the fact that I'd gotten far enough in before I realized how ultimately stupid it was, and I'd finish it to have at least a record of how lame this author is.

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jessierc
Apr 30, 2012

although i did enjoy it i thought that there was something missing the all of the characters except for ober and lisa seemed to be spoiled brats and ther were no character development

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rahmmie
Jun 13, 2011

This books is NOT a legal thriller. It simply happens to revolve around the main character, who is a lawyer. Aside from that, don't expect any courtroom drama.

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