No Safe Place

No Safe Place In the high stakes high pressure world of Presidential politics where predators carry microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement Kerry Kilcannon is the rarest player of all Ki

In the high stakes, high pressure world of Presidential politics, where predators carry microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement, Kerry Kilcannon is the rarest player of all Kilcannon believes he can make the system work And he just may die trying Driven by the violent nightmare of his childhood, fueled by forces that few could understand, and buIn the high stakes, high pressure world of Presidential politics, where predators carry microphones and one misstep can savage a lifetime of achievement, Kerry Kilcannon is the rarest player of all Kilcannon believes he can make the system work And he just may die trying Driven by the violent nightmare of his childhood, fueled by forces that few could understand, and burdened by secrets no one must know, Kilcannon is running for President and entering the crucial battleground of California with seven days to go But for Kilcannon, there are hurdles that his courage, charisma, and compassion may not overcome the network correspondent he still loves the reporter bent on their exposure the rival who ll do anything to win and the fanatic who believes that he must murder Kilcannon to protect the right to life.

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  1. Evelyn

    I usually steer clear of the political thriller genre because more often than not, they're simply thinly veiled propaganda machines for a certain particular agenda. Oh and US politics generally makes me feel nauseous at the best of times. However, this book was chosen by a book club I'm in, and not wanting to be a party pooper, I reluctantly joined in.No Safe Place was actually a fun, fast paced suspense thriller that hooked me in from the first chapter. There is some agenda pushing of course (i [...]

  2. Mike

    In the tense final days of his Presidential campaign, a charismatic young senator is closing in on his party's nomination, but a past love affair is catching up with him, and a would-be assassin is moving in to fulfill his own crusade. 3.5 stars - Two suspenseful plot lines and fascinating behind-the-scenes moments of a political campaign made this an enjoyable read but, at just under 500 pages, I thought it was way too long and I could've done without many of the detailed flashbacks.

  3. Jake

    The main character of this book, Presidential candidate Kerry Kilcannon, is analogous to the high-cheek boned, overly-endowed, wish-fulfillment women one often sees in fantasy novels or risque comics. A JFK by way of Martin Sheen's character in The West Wing, his politics are too incorruptible, honest and unpractical to be believed. It's as if Richard North Patterson threw every idealist trait he could find in him.I'm not necessarily complaining about this, but when one has such an unvarnished c [...]

  4. Mj

    Overall - a good political intrigue book that was informative and thought provoking. I was looking for a thriller and a page turner but it took me a while to get into the book which was disappointing and surprising because I like books involving politics. It was always intriguing but the real page turner, thrilling part didn't really happen for me until the last half of the book. Then I didn't want to book the book down.However, I rated it a 4 rather than a 3 because I very much enjoyed 1) the c [...]

  5. Rebekkila

    I was under the impression that Richard North Patterson wrote thrillers, this read more like a romance. The story follows Senator Kerry Kilcannon's final week of candidacy for the democrat nomination for president. He is pro-life, pro-gun control, and a champion of women, gays, minorities, and the downtrodden. This man is so perfect that even his opponent's wife appears to respect him more than her own husband. The only thing unsaintly that this man has done was have an affair with a reporter,La [...]

  6. Maurean

    First of all, I think the book was much too drawn out.a 500 page story that, IMO, could have been captured in about 300 (I found the repetition of his beliefs to be annoying - state them, and move on with the storyline!)Although I found the politics behind the politics interesting enough, the rather liberal bent of the main character (and perhaps the author?) was a bit too much for my particular taste (gun control, affirmative action, social programs.)And, I found it difficult to "get behind" th [...]

  7. Carl Alves

    No Safe Place is a political thriller that has no interest in realism or believability. In this convoluted story line, Kerry Kilcannon is a senator whose brother is killed while running for the White House. He decides on his own run, even though he has an affair with a reporter that can bring him down. Also, in his past, he saved a boy from his father who wanted to kill him. Now the same boy wants to kill Kilcannon for his position on abortion. Yes, the plot is as ridiculous as that sounds.This [...]

  8. Tim

    This novel lacks true excitement. Sure the stories behind Kilcannon are well flushed, however, an important relationship lacks enough fire to draw much of this reader's empathy. 4 of 10 stars

  9. Jan

    I actually love to read Richard North Patterson books, but this one I was not thrilled with. This does not mean this book was not well written, it was. Why was I not thrilled with it? Maybe because I have worked as a volunteer since the 1960's on different political campaigns. Also a National Convention and maybe because he is too close to the truth, of how sleazy our journalists get, and when one puts down the book, one ends up with a bad taste in ones mouth. However, Mr. Patterson is too close [...]

  10. Julia

    I rarely read political novels, but I enjoyed this one. I read this from a Reader's Digest SelectEditions, so they may have cleaned it up a bit. It shows the complexities and stresses of a presidential candidate's life, and no matter how clean he tries to keep his life or how likable he tries to be, there is always something going to come up like a friendship with a journalist that turned into an affair and someone trying to kill him because of a personal promise he was unable to keep.

  11. Eric_W

    I really should have read this before reading Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson, because many of the issues and some major characters are found in both books and No Safe Place is first chronologically. Kerry Kilcannon is following in the footsteps of his assassinated brother, James ) who had been running for the presidency. We learn more of Kerry's character through assorted flashbacks to his early experiences having to deal with corruption in the prosecutor's office where he had bee [...]

  12. Joy

    Kerry Kilcannon, a candidate in the presidential primaries whose brother was assassinated right after winning the California primary 12 years before. Then he adds the fact that Kilcannon seems unable to run clear of a two-year-old affair. Sound familiar so far? Add to the mix the fact that Kilcannon is himself being hunted by a right-to-life activist who has already killed three people in a women's clinic, and you have a real thriller. Patterson has the reputation for being a writer of courtroom [...]

  13. Kathleen Hagen

    No Safe Place, by Richard North Patterson, A-minuswnloaded from audibleThe publisher’s note states:Richard North Patterson gives us an extraordinary novel of presidential politics.Senator Kerry Kilcannon's insurgent campaign against Vice President Dick Mason has come down to the last seven days. Whoever wins the California presidentialprimary is likely to win the Democratic nomination. And for all the votes his passions and magnetism have gained him, Kerry's problems are formidable.Kerry is ha [...]

  14. Richard Bowen

    I read this book at the same time as I've been watching The West Wing (series 4). It's a US political system crash-course!No Safe Place tracks Kerry Kilcannon as he attempts to win the Democratic candidacy for the upcoming US Presidential Election. Whereas in my opinion The West Wing is more about the issues and process than the people and their personalities, No Safe Place is more about the people. It is the stories of the people that become the issues. Specifically, abortion and gun control. A [...]

  15. Carol

    I don’t usually enjoy political campaign stories but No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson was so enriched with back story that I loved it. Knowing that Kerry Kilcannon, Presidential candidate had an abusive father and a brother so handsome that he was jealous makes you understand his actions. Knowing about his loveless marriage and feeling of isolation helps you know why he started an affair with Lara Costello. Kerry Kilcannon despite his poor background reminded me of JFK with all his ide [...]

  16. Colin

    This book is connected with 'A Private Screening', which I read before it. In that book, a politician is shot and killed and is this one his brother (Kerry) decides to become a follow the same career path. Prior to this, he himself is shot by a grumpy father in a domestic violence case he has prosecuted. He survives this, and while lesser men might have considered this a bit of a bad omen, he presses on regardless and is soon on the campaign trail. He is going along quite well, until a story com [...]

  17. Joan

    I started reading this author when our book club read 'Exile' in anticipation of his giving a talk locally. The talk was interesting and I found it helpful that RNP didn't seem to have all of the answers. His writing is a way for the author (as well as his readers) to consider and explore the many sides of the issues facing government within the context of 'a good yarn'. I'm reading the Kerry Kilcannon trilogy out of order, reading 'No Safe Place' second - due basically to lack of availability o [...]

  18. Dylan T

    I don’t usually enjoy political campaign stories but No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson was so enriched with back story that I loved it. Knowing that Kerry Kilcannon, Presidential candidate had an abusive father and a brother so handsome that he was jealous makes you understand his actions. Knowing about his loveless marriage and feeling of isolation helps you know why he started an affair with Lara Costello. Kerry Kilcannon despite his poor background reminded me of JFK with all his ide [...]

  19. Venkatraman Ramachandran

    Took a long time to get through this one and complete reading it. Story never seemed to gather momentum at the start and looked like taking an unbelievably long time to be able to understand. Numerous characters and names adding to the confusion and complexity. Second half progressed on a better note, though the pace and passion was still lacking. Book actually constituted or finally ended up as a mixture of a man's professional and personal life. Passage from a tough childhood, graduating as an [...]

  20. José Miguel

    Estando por casa, con la mitad de las vacaciones gastadas y sin un libro en la mano me encontré con este “El dilema” de Richard North Patterson, no nos engañemos, primero le tome en mis manos por su grosor, sus buenas setecientas u ochocientas paginas y me decidí a leerle gracias al consejo del bueno de Stephen King, que en la contraportada del libro dice que no podas dejar de leerlo. Tiene mucha razón. Se tratan temas políticos y sociales con el telón de fondo de la elección de un pr [...]

  21. Goodcarr

    Sono gli ultimi sette giorni della campagna elettorale per eleggere il candidato democratico che correrà per la Casa Bianca: il senatore Kerry Kilcannon deve affrontare il suo passato e le motivazioni che lo hanno portato a candidarsi e a fare delle scelte che hanno segnato la sua vita.Come scrive l’autore nella postfazione, un romanzo è pregnante quando abbina un sottofondo autentico a personaggi realistici, anche se completamente inventati; Richard North Patterson offre al lettore una stor [...]

  22. Michael

    A true page turner. Political fiction centered on a do or die Democratic primary contest in California, circa 2000. The candidate--a Robert Kennedy-esque liberal--is locked in battle with a corrupt Vice President for the party's nomination. The author uses long flashbacks to fill in the blanks about the main character's life, including a hardscrabble upbringing in New Jersey, and a torrid love affair with an NBC reporter. Mixed into all of this are the issues that always flair up in a POTUS race [...]

  23. Freda Malone

    I found this novel to be long winded, politically. A realistic guide to becoming a president and what comes with it. It gave me some insight to the process of election and how vindictive professionals can get when digging into someone's past. Though I have to say, Kilcannon showed true meaning of what the people need and want in terms of power and presidency. It also reminds us that the president must have a heart, much like JFK. There is no safe place in any election. The media in itself is jus [...]

  24. London Steverson

    This is an electrifying novel that follows the American campaign trail of a Kennedy-like candidate for the Presidency of the United States. It treats every real life issue associated with big time presidential politics. It explores sex, scandal, and 1st Amendment reporting issues. The assasination of a brother and the candidates own prior bad acts, follow the main character and threaten to erupt in scandal. In a novel where public image and private conduct collide with explosive impact, the nove [...]

  25. Daniel Currie

    I listened to the 4 cassette version of this book.I didn't realize this was a previous book in a series containing the same characters I had read a few months before. I liked this book more than that one, tho. Maybe it was the fact it was an abridgment that made it move right along. Altho nothing out of the ordinary in terms of style or substance, I thought it was a good example of the genre. I thought it fell apart a bit with a standardized melodramtic end, it kept me interested and wondering w [...]

  26. Jon

    Mediocre and transparent, kind of like its pompous author. I read this book because it was on sale while I was temping at a college bookstore several years ago, and Patterson is an alumnus on the Board of Trustees of my alma mater (which may help explain why it's a disappointingly mediocre school). I was curious to see how he wrote, what about, and how he'd become such a financially successful author. The answer is basically, like John Grisham: by appealing to the masses with pablum.If you must [...]

  27. Naomi

    Kerry Kilcannon, senator from New Jersey is running for the Democratic party's nomination for the presidency in 2000. It is the last week before the primary in California and the race is getting intense. The issues proposed by him are getting overtaken by a news reporter trying to verify a lead from a dubious source that Kilcannon had an affair while still married. (The issues are the same as we are hearing about in this year's election and so you know that politicians don't really change anythi [...]

  28. Rebecca

    I've never read a political thriller before, but now I think I'm going to make it a regular thing. This book kept my interest all the way through - and I would even go so far as to say it's a "page turner". I fell in love with the characters, especially Kerry (of course) and felt anxious about what was going to happen at the end (even though they hint and hint and hint the whole way through). I even found myself crying during several really emotional scenes from Kerry's past. Great writing - and [...]

  29. Terry

    Interesting story of politics and campaigning and the way it affects so many lives. Kerry Kilcannon is the Senator running for Democratic presidential nomination against the current vice-president. The story centers on the last seven days of the California primary, with flashbacks to his previous life that got him where he is today. And his love affair with a White House correspondent named Lara Costello and her abortion, which was against his political ideals.

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