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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard North Patterson Narrator: Michael Boatman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Corey Grace, a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio, is locked in a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and an influential Christian leader. A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind, Grace's reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line - together with his growing romance with an African-American movie star - has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast.

But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past, and his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests, in which nothing in his past or present life is off-limits. Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, The Race takes on the most incendiary issues in America's culture wars: racism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own political and economic agendas.

As the pressure of the race intensifies, culminating in a heated showdown at a deadlocked party convention in New York City, Grace must come to terms with his presidential ambitions and decide just how much he's willing to sacrifice in order to achieve them.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 2/19/2014

    " I read this book while the US Presidential election campaign was in full swing - very good timing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Corky | 2/9/2014

    " I waded through this one. I like RNP's writing but the politics were a bit much. Reminded me that I probably don't follow world events as closely as perhaps I should. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ray Charbonneau | 1/23/2014

    " Good book, wish-fulfillment fantasy for people of my political bent. Religious nutcakes probably won't like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by June | 1/21/2014

    " Based upon election year politics and dickering around that happens behind the scenes in campaigns. I must say it was engaging, moving, and so idealistic in the end. Still didn't ruin the book like other endings have -- read "The Rainmaker". A quick read for me. He didn't use any of the stock characters from the other books so (or at least the ones I remember) so we're talking a whole new set of people to watch develop over this intensely stressful process. I have no idea how close it comes to the real thing, but my guess is pretty close. I really liked it. Patterson is one of my favorite authors even though I don't always catch the new ones when they come out. "

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