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Protect and Defend

Richard North Patterson

A compelling new novel from Richard North Patterson- a major departure, and that confirms his place among the most important popular novelists at work today. A newly elected president faces the unexpected chance to nominate a new chief justice of the Supreme Court. His first choice is a nationally respected Court of Appeals judge, a woman whose nomination faces two serious obstacles: a long-held personal secret; and the prospect that a volatile abortion case- a trial pitting a 15-year-old girl against her pro-life parents- will come before the court. And the Senate majority leader is determined to thwart the president's nomination for reasons that cross the boundary between the political and the personal. As these stories intertwine, building in complexity and suspense, Patterson gives us the resounding clash of competing ambitions between the president and the majority leader; the equally momentous collision of science and culture in the courtroom; and, in an unprecedented novelistic depiction of the legal process from the perspective of the judge rather than the lawyers, a revelation of both how the judicial system works and how it intersects with politics, for better or for worse. PROTECT AND DEFEND is a triumph- the definitive novel of politics and law at the dawn of the 21st century. From the Hardcover edition.

A compelling new novel from Richard North Patterson- a major departure, and that confirms his place among the most important popular novelists at work today. A newly elected president faces the unexpected chance to nominate a new chief justice of the Supreme Court. His first choice is a nationally respected Court of Appeals judge, a woman whose nomination faces two serious obstacles: a long-held personal secret; and the prospect that a volatile abortion case- a trial pitting a 15-year-old girl against her pro-life parents- will come before the court. And the Senate majority leader is determined to thwart the president's nomination for reasons that cross the boundary between the political and the personal. As these stories intertwine, building in complexity and suspense, Patterson gives us the resounding clash of competing ambitions between the president and the majority leader; the equally momentous collision of science and culture in the courtroom; and, in an unprecedented novelistic depiction of the legal process from the perspective of the judge rather than the lawyers, a revelation of both how the judicial system works and how it intersects with politics, for better or for worse. PROTECT AND DEFEND is a triumph- the definitive novel of politics and law at the dawn of the 21st century. From the Hardcover edition.
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A compelling new novel from Richard North Patterson- a major departure, and that confirms his place among the most important popular novelists at work today. A newly elected president faces the unexpected chance to nominate a new chief justice of the Supreme Court. His first choice is a nationally respected Court of Appeals judge, a woman whose nomination faces two serious obstacles: a long-held personal secret; and the prospect that a volatile abortion case- a trial pitting a 15-year-old girl against her pro-life parents- will come before the court. And the Senate majority leader is determined to thwart the president's nomination for reasons that cross the boundary between the political and the personal. As these stories intertwine, building in complexity and suspense, Patterson gives us the resounding clash of competing ambitions between the president and the majority leader; the equally momentous collision of science and culture in the courtroom; and, in an unprecedented novelistic depiction of the legal process from the perspective of the judge rather than the lawyers, a revelation of both how the judicial system works and how it intersects with politics, for better or for worse. PROTECT AND DEFEND is a triumph- the definitive novel of politics and law at the dawn of the 21st century. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patricia Kalember

Length:

20h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:05


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:14


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:35


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:27


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:47


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:03


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:29


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:24


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:51


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:54


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:56


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:26


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:14


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:21


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:06


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:23


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:08


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:29


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:58


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:33


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:53


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:47


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:17


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:50


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:12


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:53


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:19


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:11


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:41


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:47


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:07


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:11


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:28


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:39


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:17


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:43


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:47


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:19


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:22


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:00


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:30


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:49


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:46


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:01


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:19


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:39


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:14


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

08:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:14


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

09:44


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:18


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:58


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:52


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:11


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:37


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:09


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:30


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:07


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:09


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:24


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:12


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:22


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:52


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

08:17


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:18


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:43


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

00:26