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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,838 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Meltzer Narrator: D.B. Sweeney Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834325
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White House lawyer Michael Garrick has a relatively anonymous position at a very public address. That is, until he starts dating Nora Harston (secret service code name: Shadow), the sexy and dangerously irresistible daughter of the President. But the confident young attorney thinks he can handle the pressure. Until, out on a date, Nora and Michael see something they shouldn't. To protect her, he admits to something he shouldn't. And when a body is discovered and Michael is the suspected killer, he finds himself on the run. Now, in a world where power is an aphrodisiac and close friends carry guns and are under strict orders to risk their lives, Michael must find a way to prove his innocence.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/17/2014

    " A very quick fun read with some genuine surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/14/2014

    " The First Counsel is Brad Meltzer's third book, and like his previous books it was well written and hard for me to put down. I have to say that I liked the first two a little better, possibly because this one dealt with the powers and privileges that come along with being a member of the white house family, or may be it was because I felt part of the plot was a little unbelievable. It was a good story for the most part, with twists and turns like his other books, and I must say that I did not predict the ending. I think that is an important part of a good plot/book and I guess that's why I'd say that I actually liked this one. Overall, I enjoy Meltzer's writing, and I would definitely recommend any of his books for someone to read. I will continue to read what he publishes, but I would recommend one of his other books over this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 2/13/2014

    " I have always loved Brad Meltzer's books, but this one was over the edge. I didn't appreciate the foul language. It was an intriguing book, and I read it in just a few days, but it is not one I would recommend. Maybe it is the "real world". If it is, heaven help us all if the First Family is as screwed up as this one is! I have faith that a family in this position would have their priorities in better order than this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 2/7/2014

    " If you like John Grisham, you'll definitely enjoy this read. I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Buford | 1/28/2014

    " Rambled on a bit too long, but overall a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/21/2014

    " Kept me interested! A White House lawyer is asked on a date by the First Daughter and they become entangled in an odd case of cover up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 1/18/2014

    " A young lawyer working in the White House Counsel's office is on a date with the President's daughter. They happen to see his boss in a compromising situation; they follow him and are led into a web of blackmail and murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Mccrea mccomb | 1/16/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 1/13/2014

    " Good, fast read. A bit predictable at times but a satisfying read overall. Hot First Daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 1/2/2014

    " A very good political thriller. This is one of Brad Meltzer's better books, very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 12/25/2013

    " Personally, I'm not a big fan of lawyer-type books. However, this book was very engaging and the twists kept coming so fast, and so frequently that it was hard to put this book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/7/2013

    " This was a well written book by Meltzer and the first book I read by him. It was a fast paced book and got me interested in the book right away. The idea of a young lawyer dating the President's daughter was interesting. I was surprised at the ending, hope you will be too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylol | 5/30/2013

    " The last chapters were good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/18/2013

    " Interesting twist to the ending. Very much enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 1/29/2013

    " Brad Meltzer has become my new favorite author. It combines a great plot, with fascinating characters and adds just the right amount oh humor. I think that Meltzer creates characters that everyone can relate to. His books tend to make me continue reading until I get to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 1/12/2013

    " A fast-paced page-turning thriller. Didn't like the character development (or lack of) though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve O'Brien | 9/8/2012

    " The first paragraph just completely blew me away. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 6/15/2012

    " This was the first Brad Meltzer book I read. I thought the plot was weak and the First Daughter character was annoying! I just wanted to shake her! I will probably try another of his books, but was not a fan of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Bailey | 2/10/2012

    " I started enjoying this book for all of the insider White House stuff, never having toured it myself. About 200 pages in I couldn't put it down. The pace kept accelerating and the suspicion kept shifting. A great ride! I can't wait to read more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 1/29/2012

    " OK "Inside Washington" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/20/2011

    " Very fast paced. This book pulls you in from the beginning and hard to put down. Susan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy a/k/a LuLu Brown | 7/1/2011

    " I enjoyed this book because it gave a behind the scenes at the White House. It ended a little creepy though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 6/10/2011

    " I enjoyed the book. Meltzer doesn't build suspense, he jumps right in on page one and doesn't let up until its finished. I like that with each story he gives a little more insight into the workings of Washington DC and its politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 4/30/2011

    " Personally, I'm not a big fan of lawyer-type books. However, this book was very engaging and the twists kept coming so fast, and so frequently that it was hard to put this book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/3/2011

    " The First Counsel is a book of intrigue and suspense. It is a very good work of fiction, I can't believe that it could actually happen, and is an entertaining book that keeps you on your toes as to who done it. All in all a good read.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/26/2011

    " This was a well written book by Meltzer and the first book I read by him. It was a fast paced book and got me interested in the book right away. The idea of a young lawyer dating the President's daughter was interesting. I was surprised at the ending, hope you will be too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/3/2011

    " Kept me guessing the whole time and I had guessed wrong. Not a great book but a good "escape" book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/18/2011

    " Awesome book. Highly recommend it, if you are into poilitics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/11/2011

    " Easy reading mystery that held my attention to the end. I found myself wanting to read more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/9/2011

    " This was very slow to begin. I think the book could have been cut by at least 100 pages. In any case, once it got going it was a thriller, but the start up was so slow I almost gave up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Corinne | 12/15/2010

    " A book that relies so much on snappy dialog is likely to irk me, I admit, but this one is really irritating. PEOPLE DON'T TALK LIKE THAT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 12/5/2010

    " Brad Meltzer has become my new favorite author. It combines a great plot, with fascinating characters and adds just the right amount oh humor. I think that Meltzer creates characters that everyone can relate to. His books tend to make me continue reading until I get to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 10/20/2010

    " Well put together. An altogether good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 10/2/2010

    " Another solid suspenseful thriller from Brad Meltzer. I did guess the ending pretty early in the reading, though...which made the second half of the book drag a bit for me. "

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About the Author
Author Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate, and The Book of Lies. He is also the number one bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida.