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Capitol Threat (Ben Kincaid #15)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  437 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
When Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid came to Washington, D.C., to defend a senator caught in a red-hot sex scandal turned murder case, he never dreamed he’d end up trading the courtroom for the senate chamber. And after his not-so-distinguished client stepped down, Ben found himself appointed to complete the sullied senator’s term. Now, having barely gotten his political sea ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published 2007)
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Nov 11, 2010 Steve rated it liked it
re-read April2014
Loving sure gets beat up and messed up in each book and then, miraculously, saves the day with important information.
i downsized to 3 stars.

#2 read on 9-1-2011
like the ben kincaid character alot and Loving B UT i find much of the violence is more graphic than I need.... not subtle.

just started it. blind pick off library shelves. so far - good.
When Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid came to Washington, D.C., to defend a senator caught in a red-hot sex scandal turned murder case, he ne
Aug 17, 2010 Louis rated it really liked it
A side departure from the Kincaid series where Ben is now an appointed senator for a short stint.

Very decent writing as usual; enjoyed the the argument during committee hearings to confirm an openly-gay Supreme Court justice. We could all look forward to that one day.

This book warrants a 3-star rating. But because of the feel-good factor, I am going to give it a 4-star treatment. Because I can.
Bernie Charbonneau
Mar 20, 2010 Bernie Charbonneau rated it liked it
The continuing drama of lawyer-senator Ben Kincaid is trying to defend the character of a Supreme Court justice nominee who is implicated in the death of a woman found in his home garden. Not the page turner as his previous novels but has the twists that just keep me coming back to the next novel to see what Ben will get himself into next.
Sep 08, 2012 Connie rated it it was amazing
I'm reading Ben Kincaid out of order and I love this character.
Ben is the Monk of the courtroom, but a little more serious. He held
his own with the Senate and those Washington types. They kill and lie
Jul 03, 2017 Derk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While it has been a few years since I read a Bernhardt book, I recall I enjoyed reading his work. This book started off at a 4 level, but then started sliding down my rating scale. The basic plot premise was excellent, but the story line degenerated with the 2nd half of the book arriving at the 1 star, don't bother to read level. I did finish, but it was not worth it.
Jul 06, 2016 Bonnie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Ben Kincaid, still serving as interim US Senator from Oklahoma, has been asked to assist Judge Thaddeus Roush as the judge is questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee for appointment to the Supreme Court. The President announces Roush as his choice and as Roush makes his acceptance remarks he decides that he must come clean with his secret. Roush confesses that he is gay and that he has been in a committed relationship with his boyfriend, Ray, for seven years. His announcement shocks the gat ...more
Frederick Bingham
Ben Kincaid is a democratic senator from Oklahoma, appointed to fill the seat of someone who died. He is roped into representing a nominee for the supreme court, a man named Thaddeus Rausch. Rausch was nominated by a Republican President, but during the press conference announcing his nomination, he reveals that he is gay. At the same press conference, the body of a dead woman is discovered in Rausch's garden. The president drops his support, but he becomes the Democrat's nominee of choice.The C ...more
Jun 12, 2013 Will rated it really liked it
The Fight over the First Gay Supreme Court Nominee. Ben Kincaid is a temp appointment US Senator who is enlisted to assist Thaddeus Roush's Supreme Court nomination through the Senate. Roush outs himself as gay during his nomination acceptance speech, thus vilifying him with the President who just appointed him as well as the entire Republican Party. Fighting like a tiger through the Judiciary Committee, Kincaid sells Roush's attributes only to be blindsided by Roush's participation in an aborti ...more
Rick Ludwig
My most recent excursion into the world of Ben Kincaid, who was still a Senator in this book was as timely as the evening news. Politics is running wild and Ben is fighting to get a qualified man confirmed to the Supreme court despite ongoing revelations that threaten to derail the nominee, some from the nominee himself. meanwhile Loving is playing a dangerous game trying to answer some key questions for the chief. Loving suffers more and risks more in this episode than ever before and as a resu ...more
Harry Lane
Dec 21, 2014 Harry Lane rated it liked it
Perry Mason goes to Washington and is called upon to defend a Supreme Court nominee who comes out as gay at his announcement event in the Rose Garden. The rest of the political action is recognizable in terms of recent history, but the outcome, while satisfying in the context of the book, is quite beyond my ability to suspend disbelief. The action in the narrative is centered on Jones, the PI, whose ability to persevere in adversity is superhuman. A pleasant way to while away a few hours, but fa ...more
Ryan Winn
This book was misguided. Not a terrible book to read on the beach while you shut your brain down but I wouldn't recommend it for thought provoking literature. I am feel like the author wanted to do way to much in order to achieve a Da Vinci Code like "AHA!" moment.

It is unfortunate that this novel shyed away from a poignant topic such as the nomination of a Gay Supreme Court Justice by focuses instead on a two bit murder plot
May 04, 2013 Elyse rated it really liked it
A quick read with easy character and plot development. Enjoyed the mostly-credible political intrigue and congressional antics.

Would have been 5 stars for me, but I felt that the resolution of "whodunit" was abrupt. And I didn't ever really connect what Loving was doing with the rest of the plot resolution, given how much narrative time was invested in it.

Looking forward to reading other books by this author.
Nov 22, 2012 sac rated it it was ok
I can't figure out if I've read this book before. Certainly I'd started it before and remembered huge chunks of it. Unfortunately, it's jut not that good. It's a bit preachy politically in places, to the point that I found it cheesy and tiresome, despite agreeing with the author's politics. Thinking back, large chunks of the plot don't really make sense either.
Jul 28, 2010 Pbwritr rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
A fast-moving book for the most part. The most junior senator is tapped to advise the next Supreme Court nominee, who announced he wasw gay on the day he was nominated. The next day, a woman is found murdered in his backyard. Politicians are trying to derail his nomination without saying they're against gays.
Aug 13, 2013 Maria rated it it was ok
I much prefer the earlier books where Ben Kincaid was a lawyer and not a Senator. The book was too political for my taste and tended to drag on in places. The Loving storyline was very disjointed and didn't fit in well with the rest of the book. I have the next one in the series checked out of the library but am not sure if I'll forge ahead with it or not.
Jan 29, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was ok
The second book featuring Ben Kincaid in Washington. I have to be honest and say I wasn't as taken with this book as I was the first Capitol novel but it was still a great storyline. I just found it a little slow-moving.
Anne Dart
Jul 06, 2013 Anne Dart rated it it was amazing
I liked this book very much. It involved everything a political novel could want from sex to murder, from a chance for an attorney to rise to a senatorial seat only to find himself in political hotbed. It has a place in today's political scene and makes for good reading.
Apr 29, 2010 Chuck rated it did not like it
A supreme court nominee announces unexpectedly at his introductory
news conference that he is gay. An unexpected ally is the junior senator
from Oklahoma who I gather is a recurring character. I don't like this guy's style. Didn't finish.
Jul 22, 2010 Irene rated it it was ok
I listened to this book. I am on the fence if I would recommend this book. the story is slow and the author does not give clues throughout the book.
Once again I am thankful for the library so I have a chance to read/listen to books
Desiree Cooper
Mar 29, 2013 Desiree Cooper rated it it was ok
So far this book is a dud. Can't wait to get it over. I like his older books better
Jim Moffett
Aug 17, 2013 Jim Moffett rated it it was amazing
Patsy Mellen
Aug 09, 2014 Patsy Mellen rated it liked it
Just starting reading it so I don't have a good take on the book. Hopefully I'll be able to get back on this spot to rate the book properly.
Jul 05, 2013 Debi rated it really liked it
Going back to the beginning of the books with Ben Kincaid.........this one very detailed and ahead of it's time.
May 19, 2008 Raghie rated it really liked it
Great story!!! Beginning is a bit slow but then it picks up and keeps you hooked. I really enjoy the author!
Christine Schmidt
Oct 30, 2016 Christine Schmidt rated it really liked it
Good thriller. I'd read another by this author.
May 08, 2009 Patty rated it it was amazing
First book I've read by William Bernhardt, it was fantastic, I will read the rest of his now.
Oct 03, 2011 Ricardo rated it really liked it
One of my favourite books by Bernhardt. Typical him, but done much better than most of his other books
Sep 14, 2012 Barb rated it it was ok
385 pgs
Feb 25, 2008 Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ben Kincaid is now a Senator. I am not as fond of this book as the ones he is a trial lawyer. However, this one has some twists and turns and an ending that I never saw coming.
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