No Safe Place

No Safe Place

By Richard North Patterson

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345404770, 544pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 1999


In the high-stakes, high-pressure world of presidential politics, where predators carry microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement, Kerry Kilcannon is the rarest player of all. Kilcannon believes he can make the system work. And he just may die trying.

Driven by the violent nightmare of his childhood, fueled by forces that few could understand, and burdened by secrets no one must know, Kilcannon is running for President--and entering the crucial battleground of California with seven days to go. But for Kilcannon, there are hurdles that his courage, charisma, and compassion may not overcome: the network correspondent he still loves; the reporter bent on their exposure; the rival who'll do anything to win; and the fanatic who believes that he must murder Kilcannon to protect the right to life.

About the Author
Richard North Patterson is the author of "In The Name Of Honor", "Eclipse", "The Spire", "Exile", "The Race", "Degree Of Guilt", "Eyes Of A Child", "Silent Witness", and many other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor, the assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio, and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. In 1993, he retired from his law practice to devote himself to writing. His first novel, "The Lasko Tangent", was the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel in 1980. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and is a recipient of their President's Award for Distinguished Alumni. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair. "Richard North Patterson is a terrific novelist."-"The Washington Post"

Praise For No Safe Place

"High drama . . . Emotion-rich characters . . . The pages turn quickly."
--The Washington Post Book World

"Engrossing . . . Ambitious and well-written, No Safe Place is a sort of ethical suspense novel."
--The Wall Street Journal

"What is striking is how exactly right Patterson gets the politics and the journalism while telling a gripping tale that intertwines abuse and betrayal, ethics and ambition, romance and dysfunction."
--The San Jose Mercury News

"Prescient . . . An important and impressive work of fiction . . . An exceptionally convincing, complex, and moving love story."
--The San Diego Union-Tribune