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The Confirmation

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Newly elected U.S. president Bob Long is weighing reports of nuclear weapons in Iran when he learns Justice Peter Corbin Franklin, 86-year-old liberal conscience of the Supreme Court, has suffered a massive stroke. With pressing same-sex marriage and abortion laws as well as a huge antitrust case on the court's docket, the door is open for Long to appoint a conservative re ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Fidelis (first published August 27th 2010)
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Lisa Johnson
Oct 15, 2014 Lisa Johnson rated it really liked it
Title: The Confirmation
Author: Ralph Reed
Pages: 408
Year: 2010
Publisher: Fidelis
While I was reading, there were times it almost felt like déjà vu because the action in the story almost reflected the current happenings we hear about on the news! Ralph Reed draws readers into the suspense so well, I believe, because of his various work experience in the political realm. What brings a higher sense of tension to the story is how those who believe in God
Dec 23, 2011 Katie rated it it was ok
This book deals with the chaos, drama, and undermining that goes on behind the scenes in D.C. I’m not into politics that heavily, so didn’t think I would enjoy this book. I did, however, enjoy it to some extent. The story was face-paced and once I got far enough into the book it was easy to finish – though that took a little while. While I doubt I will pick it up again, I enjoyed getting a better look of how things are done in the White House and what a behind-the-scenes peak into the madness wo ...more
Dec 20, 2011 Matt rated it it was amazing
Another sensational book by Ralph Reed, this time tackling the ugly world of congressional confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. I could not put this book down and was drawn in mainly by the thoroughness of the political detail Reed uses and the untertones of abuse of power, but in this case, taken from the side one might not be used to hearing.

Reed begins where DARK HORSE leaves off the new president is in the White House. We have an ailing justice whose ability to decide legal matters is co
Oct 15, 2010 Cafelilybookreviews rated it liked it
If you enjoy political fiction and drama, don’t miss out on The Confirmation by Ralph Reed.

This is a very fast paced, exciting story and is the follow up book to Reed’s debut novel, Dark Horse. I like how this book grabs the reader and takes off right from the first page. The story is relevant to today’s headline news and makes for a fast moving page turner. Readers are taken behind the scenes to life in the White House which is full of back-stabbing, undermining and drama.

As former California g
Mandy J. Hoffman
Oct 13, 2010 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it really liked it
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A must-read for anyone interested in how our government functions nowadays...this is an action-packed drama that keeps you interested, and yet could be right out of our newspapers today. Ralph Reed has been on the inside and knows his stuff.


Newly elected U.S. president Bob Long is weighing reports of nuclear weapons in Iran when he learns Justice Peter Corbin Franklin, 86-year-old liberal conscience of the Supreme Court, has suffered a massive stroke. With pressing sam
Chad Sayban
Apr 22, 2011 Chad Sayban rated it did not like it
The Confirmation is a political thriller with simply no thrills. Contrived dialog, ravenous clichés and a plot bordering (or not) on ridiculous creates a tiring narrative. Most of Reed’s time seemed to be spent on setting scenes instead of moving the story. He spent copious amounts of the book identifying every article of clothing of every single excruciating detail. The plot itself requires everyone to be so ignorant of everything going on around them as to be farcical. The resul ...more
Sharon Bressen
Nov 28, 2013 Sharon Bressen rated it liked it
This book was received from LibraryThing under the Early Reviewers program.

Reading this book, just reminded me of all the dirty political maneuverings that our country’s elected officials and the media are constantly using to manipulate the running of this great nation. Sometimes I wonder if it is so important…who we elect? According to the story, we (the people) votes do not count.

Everyone in the novel is working deals, scheming and plotting and the scary part is there is so much that rings tr
Linda B
Sep 18, 2010 Linda B rated it liked it
The Confirmation is about a newly elected U.S. president and his attempt to appoint a conservative to replace a recently deceased liberal in the Supreme Court. It is a realistic and often depressing tale of the vicious attacks and nasty political maneuvers that take place all over this country.

I follow the news and political scene faithflully and I love thrillers, so I thought this book would be perfect for me. Unfortunately, althought I thought this was an interesting book, I didn’t love it. T
Bruce Harbour
Oct 10, 2015 Bruce Harbour rated it liked it
Interesting book about the wheeling and dealings around confirming a new Supreme Court judge to the bench which still allows Roe v Wade as the licence to murder the unborn
Ann Day
Jun 21, 2015 Ann Day rated it liked it
Wasn't sure whether to give it 2 or 3 stars - fast moving but all that conniving corruption was very depressing.
Kate L
Nov 02, 2010 Kate L rated it really liked it
Scandal, backroom deals, corruption...its politics, so what's new? Well, what's refreshing is the authenticity with which the author wrote, the thrilling storyline, and somehow managing to leave me with a bit of hope for the future. There were a lot of view points being thrown around in this book and I felt that the author definitely had his own point of view, but he was not disrespectful to the opposition, and presented both sides quite well...

To read the full review over at The Book Buff, clic
Apr 14, 2011 Lynn rated it really liked it
This is a follow on to Ralph Reed's book Dark Horse - another political thriller. It examines in detail the inside political workings of the confirmation process for a candidate to the US Supreme Court. As in the previous book, it lays out in sordid detail the manipulations, intrique, and downride illegal tricks used by both parties during the process. It reemphsized the fact that I sure would never want anything to do with the political process and raises some real trepidations re how our count ...more
Jun 22, 2011 Cindi rated it really liked it
Political drama that reads liks something out of the Washington Post or Newsweek. High stakes for the players involved, although the Iranian nuclear weapon angle was not as well-developed as the rest of the story.

You can read the rest of my review by clicking on the link below. I write about Christian fiction for
Jan 09, 2014 Mark rated it it was amazing
really enjoyed it.... in addition to all of the political suspense, it gives a great look at the process for a Supreme Court nomination and what goes on behind the scenes...kind of scary, but a very interesting read
May 10, 2011 Barb rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. It gave me some insight into what the American political system is like (I am Canadian). It did have some slow parts and gave you hints at other sub-plots that I thought would get more attention but didn't seem to go anywhere, but overall I enjoyed the story and feel like I learned something at the same time. I would recommended it.
Hal Rothman
Apr 12, 2015 Hal Rothman rated it it was ok
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Great example of just how boring the political world is in which we have no control....
Teri Moote
Jan 05, 2011 Teri Moote rated it really liked it
A fast paced political thriller, showing what goes on in political debates and decisions, and what a nasty business it can be. A good read, and a sad commentary on our government.
Dan Davidson
Dec 26, 2015 Dan Davidson rated it really liked it
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Decent read. Gets into the details of the Washington politics of confirming a Supreme Court justice.
Feb 10, 2013 Cranbery rated it it was ok
I don't like his politics, but did love Dark Horse........thought I would try this one, too!
Margaret Chind
Aug 28, 2010 Margaret Chind marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: Julie Gwinn
*Thanks to Julie Gwinn for providing a copy for review.*

-- Look for a review to come...
Nov 08, 2011 Jerry rated it it was ok
started good but quickly faded into nothingness
Jun 14, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Good book!
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