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Richard North Patterson


Conviction
2005

Balance of Power
2003

Protect and Defend
2000

Richard North Patterson is the author of fourteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard with his partner, Dr. Nancy Clair.


[In a restaurant kitchen] there's no political correctness, there's no politeness, there's no gender distinction. It's sexist, it's racist, it's ugly, it's brutal, it's aggressive, sometimes it's violent. And actually, it's rather wonderful.

- Bill Buford
Heat


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