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Protect and Defend

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Protect and Defend

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Richard North Patterson
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Politics and Current Events, Fiction

We gave it a D

Jack Valenti’s debut novel, Protect and Defend, brings soap opera to the soapbox. A Bush-like President hampered by a slumping economy faces off against a slew of enemies. Despite his Beltway experience, Motion Picture Association of America president Valenti offers only crude insights into the corridors of the capital. ”Power,” one presidential assistant explains to another, ”is to passion as flesh is to carnivore.” And as lame dialogue is to trash. D