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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (349 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Bernhardt Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ben Kincaid Series Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781415945575
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Oklahoma defense attorney Ben Kincaid has found himself smack in the middle of more than a few controversies and deadly predicaments–and the unexpected leap from his modest Tulsa law offices to Washington, D.C.’s Senate chamber hasn’t taken the edge off Ben’s knack for stepping into the line of fire. Now the idealistic junior senator is plunged into the thick of lethal intrigue when a shocking campaign of terror against key government officials rocks the nation’s capital.

The nightmare begins with the abduction and murder of the director of Homeland Security; escalates with the killing of the Senate minority leader, who is felled in his office by an envelope laced with weaponized poison; and comes to a shattering climax at the site of the Oklahoma City Memorial, where a fusillade of sniper fire meant for the president claims unintended victims. In all, twelve people perish in the melee, while Ben himself narrowly escapes a car-bomb blast that leaves his best friend, Tulsa cop Mike Morelli, comatose. But the smoke has barely cleared when the stunned nation is sent reeling yet again by the president’s impassioned call to amend the U.S. Constitution with an antiterrorism law that would drastically curtail civil liberties.

It’s a hot-button issue guaranteed to bitterly divide the Beltway and the country. The chief executive has handpicked Ben to help harvest the support that will make the amendment a reality. Shaken by the carnage, 

Ben embraces the president’s radical cause, and alongside unlikely new political allies he takes the battle for the controversial bill to the Senate floor. But he can’t ignore his growing suspicion that what’s haunting Capitol Hill isn’t the specter of foreign terrorism but something much closer to home. Now, with his ever-resourceful chief of staff–his wife, Christina–and along with his support team backing his play, Ben sets squares off against what could be the most dangerous Goliath he’s ever challenged.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 2/15/2014

    " I thought it was an unlikely story-unbelievable! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Duane Enoch | 2/13/2014

    " Hard to read and it pissed me off too many times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernie Charbonneau | 2/3/2014

    " Ben Kincaid is in the middle of another controversy as he sits in Senate for the state of Oklahoma. This one I found very interesting in that the plot was based on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution with an anti-terrorism law that would curtail civil liberties. Of course with any Bernhardt novel you also have a couple of murders that Ben must also solve. In this one not only does the President fall into an assassination attempt but it happens twice! I can't put this series down and look forward to the next adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 2/1/2014

    " Nothing too special in this novel that may prove a worthwhile read for some 4 of 10 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/20/2014

    " Not my favorite of his books... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/8/2014

    " A political thriller set after 9/11 in the U.S.A.The setting is Washington D.C. and involves Congress, the President, the F.B.I.& the Secret Service. An interesting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 12/25/2013

    " Okay book by Bernhardt although I didn't think it was one of his best. His plot was mostly good until the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta Marro | 12/8/2013

    " This is the first one of this series I have listened to. The plot was pretty engrossing and the book was pretty amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momm | 10/30/2013

    " Always enjoy a good political novel with a bomb/missile threat in it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/5/2013

    " The third (and hopefully not last) novel in the Capitol series involving Ben Kincaid. I enjoyed this much more than I did Capitol Threat and can only hope that they keep getting better and better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barak Rosenbloom | 9/1/2013

    " Got about 50 pages in. Corny and overblown dialog, unrealistic plotting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/16/2013

    " A good political thriller--two intwined stories a mini trial over the 25th Amendment and a search for terrorists loose in Washington DC "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Thompson | 5/12/2013

    " Can't help it, I love political thrillers and this is a great one. Lessons about the importance of the Bill of Rights and how easily they can be eliminated. Twists and turns, and edge-of-your-seat,fast-paced and hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 4/20/2013

    " I thought this book was heads and shoulders above his last few books. I found it a 'can't put down' book and even though it wasn't equal to a Vince Flynn or Brian Haig thriller, it had a great plot. I would have given it 5 stars but a few of the occurrences fell a little flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 4/4/2013

    " A real political action page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 2/9/2013

    " More recent book by Bernhardt.....less torture, less sex; a great story and fantastic ending that pulled all the aspects of the story together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/20/2013

    " Quick read, light on action and details. Not much fleshing in of characters, assumes we already have met them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Gallagher | 10/7/2012

    " Just started reading his books and am loving them. Can't wait to go back and read all his past books. I do think it would have been better if I read them in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/22/2011

    " I read some of this author's earlier books and enjoyed him. I also liked this one too. it had a suspensful story, a decent hero, and although I don't agree with everything in it, it was well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barak | 5/14/2011

    " Got about 50 pages in. Corny and overblown dialog, unrealistic plotting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 1/21/2011

    " A real political action page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momm | 12/25/2010

    " Always enjoy a good political novel with a bomb/missile threat in it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 12/23/2010

    " More recent book by Bernhardt.....less torture, less sex; a great story and fantastic ending that pulled all the aspects of the story together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 12/13/2010

    " A bit too graphic for my taste (especially the torture); but he writes a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 9/12/2010

    " I read some of this author's earlier books and enjoyed him. I also liked this one too. it had a suspensful story, a decent hero, and although I don't agree with everything in it, it was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob & Liz | 7/13/2010

    " Rob...................

    Look within for guilty parities "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 7/12/2010

    " Another favorite character----Ben Kincaid. These are well worth the time to read. He used to be in Oklahoma, but is now in Wash. D.C. One of my all time favorite authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 7/7/2010

    " I love William Bernhardt...his books are exciting and I can hardly put them down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 6/30/2010

    " A little far-fatched but still one of Bernhardt's better reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Ann | 6/25/2010

    " I thought this was one of his best. Bernhardt is expanding his story telling abilities. "

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About the Author
Author William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of many novels and has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his three children.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.