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  • Bibliography:
    25 Books - 4 Series
  • First Book:
    January 1979
  • Latest Book:
    June 2023
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About the Author

Richard North Patterson is the author of thirteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SEC's liaison to the Washington special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups dealing with gun violence, political reform and women's rights. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard.

Full Series List in Order

Blaine Family

1 - Fall from Grace (Mar-2012)
2 - Loss of Innocence (Oct-2013)
3 - Eden in Winter (Jul-2014)

Christopher Paget

1 - The Lasko Tangent (1979)
2 - Degree of Guilt (1992)
3 - Eyes of a Child (Jan-1995)
4 - Conviction (Jan-2005)

Kerry Kilcannon

1 - No Safe Place (Aug-1998)
2 - Protect and Defend (Dec-2000)
3 - Balance of Power (Oct-2003)

Tony Lord

1 - Private Screening (Sep-1985)
2 - Silent Witness (Jan-1997)

Book List in Order: 25 titles


    • / Legal Thriller
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    William Lasko is a self-made multimillionaire who's got an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent for using both to get what he wants. Now the Economic Crimes Commission wants the corrupt, untouchable Lasko brought do...



  • The outside man is society lawyer Adam Shaw. A northerner in a southern town jealous of its secrets, he finds the dead body of his best friend's wealthy wife - and his friend missing. In a world where wealthy people will stop at nothing to maintain a...



  • Peter Carey is the son of privilege -- and an heir to terror. Poised on the brink of power over a mighty family dynasty, he is also the victim of a recurring nightmare that suddenly becomes all too real. The twisted force that had claimed his parents...



  • The nation is stunned silent when presidential hopeful James Kilcannon is shot dead, point-blank, while sharing the stage at a benefit concert with his rock-star girlfriend Stacy Tarrant. Fiercely independent attorney Tony Lord defends the assassin i...



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    TV journalist Mary Carelli admits that she shot and killed Mark Ransom, one of the world's most famous authors. She claims it was self-defense. She swears he tried to rape her. Now she has to prove it in a court of law―with her former lover acting ...



  • Ricardo Arias is found dead, the gun still wedged in his mouth. It looks like suicide, but the physical evidence strongly suggests murder. The police investigation uncovers an estranged wife, Terri Peralta; an ugly custody battle over their six-year-...



  • Long estranged from her blue-blooded New England family, attorney Caroline Masters is summoned home to defend her niece against charges of murder. Police found twenty-two-year-old Brett Allen blood-splattered and incoherent near the scene of the crim...



  • Attorney Tony Lord left his hometown and the bitter memories of his girlfriend's murder behind. Now, twenty-seven years later, he's pulled back to Lake City to defend his closest high school friend against a charge of homicide. Sam Robb, the marri...



  • 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...






  • Once the prosecutor was a young law student. Once the dead man was an honest lawyer. Now Stella Marz stares at the body of her former lover, hanging from a doorway in a gruesome tableau. For Stella Marz, the search for Jack Novak's killer leads int...



  • Long estranged from her blue-blooded New England family, attorney Caroline Masters is summoned home to defend her niece against charges of murder. Police found twenty-two-year-old Brett Allen blood-splattered and incoherent near the scene of the crim...



  • A newly elected president faces the unexpected chance to nominate a new chief justice of the Supreme Court. His first choice is a nationally respected Court of Appeals judge, a woman whose nomination faces two serious obstacles: a long-held personal...



  • An epic story that moves with force, passion, and authority, Balance of Power begins when President Kerry Kilcannon and television journalist Lara Costello at last decide to marry. But the momentous occasion is followed by an unspeakable tragedy--a m...



  • Fifty-nine days. That's how long Rennell Price has to live -- after spending fifteen years on death row for the horrifying sexual assault and murder of a girl whose body was found floating in San Francisco Bay. But attorney Terri Paget, who has fough...




  • David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: he's a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married, and he's being primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif--the Palestinian wom...



  • He's a decorated Gulf War pilot. A fashion plate. A ladies' man. An independent thinker who speaks his mind and never takes no for an answer. The only thing Americans can expect from Corey Grace is the unexpected... Love him or hate him, the count...



  • Damon Pierce is a gifted California lawyer whose work is starting to seem soulless. Then, from out of nowhere, two life-altering events take place: First, Damon's wife announces that she's leaving him. Next: A woman from his past reappears. Damon cou...



  • Mark Darrow grew up in small-town Ohio with no real advantages. But thanks to Lionel Farr, a professor at a nearby college, Darrow became an excellent scholar/athlete and, later, a superb trial lawyer. Now Farr offers his protégé a job as his alma ...






  • Anthony McCarran, one of the army's most distinguished generals, was devastated by the loss of his longtime friend Jack Gallagher, who was killed in Vietnam. For years, the McCarran and Gallagher families have remained close, watching a new generatio...



  • RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON delivers a startling and prescient thriller of international suspense infused with real-life information about an Al Qaeda nuclear plot -- and a CIA officer's race to change the fate of the world. A brilliant Al Qaeda opera...



  • The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson's twentieth compelling novel. Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha's Vineyard to attend t...



  • In 1968 America is in turmoil, engulfed in civil unrest and in the midst of an unpopular war. Yet for Whitney Dane--spending the summer of her twenty-first year on Martha's Vineyard, planning a September wedding to her handsome and equally privileged...



  • Number one New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson, author of more than twenty novels, including Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness, returns with the dramatic conclusion to the Blaine trilogy: Eden in Winter, the final volume that ...



  • Trial confirms Richard North Patterson’s place as “our most important author of popular fiction.”“It is no overstatement to say that To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st century has arrived. Trial grapples with the biggest issue...


Award-Winning Books by Richard North Patterson

The Lasko Tangent
1980 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Richard North Patterson has published 25 books.

The next book by Richard North Patterson, Trial, will be published in June 2023.

The first book by Richard North Patterson, The Lasko Tangent, was published in January 1979.

Yes. Richard North Patterson has 4 series.