Political Thrillers

Linda talks with the authors of four different novels that focus on political intrigue in Washington, DC. She speaks with Richard North Patterson, the author of No Safe Place , which follows the career of a political candidate; Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, author of An American Killing ; Charles McCarry, the author of Lucky Bastard , which describes the life of a politician convinced he is the love-child of John Kennedy; and Les Standiford, the author of Presidential Deal . The authors talk about the choices they made for their characters, and why they chose political settings for their novels. No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson is published by Knopf; An American Killing by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith is published by Henry Holt; Lucky Bastard by Charles McCarry is published by Random House; and Presidential Deal by Les Standiford is published by HarperCollins.

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