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The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer
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Jun 29, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2011

This is the story of a deputy White House counsel, Michael Garrick, who with help from the President's daughter, Nora Hartsman, finds himself embroiled in a situation where he becomes a suspect in blackmail and murder. He becomes emotionally involved with Nora and is in denial that he is being used my her. I found both characters to be extremely annoying. Brad is an insecure man whose judgement is clouded by his infatuation with Nora. Nora is an infantile brat and manipulator. I read another of his works, "The Inner Circle" and found that to be much more enjoyable. In addition to not liking the characters, it is too much like "The Inner Circle" with only names & White House professions changed. I found the author's writing to be formulative. I will think twice before reading another.

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