JFK Jr. was Lark. Amy Carter was Dynamo. Chelsea Clinton was Energy. Meet Shadow.
"Shadow" is the Secret Service codename for the First Daughter, Nora Hartson. And when she starts dating young White House lawyer Michael Garrick, he starts feeling like the First Counsel. That's what happens to everyone who lives in her world.
It's a world all of us have heard about, but none of us truly know - a world where your dad's the President, your close friends wear earpieces and carry guns and a world where everyone is watching.
On a date, Nora and Michael see something they shouldn't. To protect her, he admits to something he shouldn't. And when the problem snowballs out of control, she may have to do something she shouldn't.
The First Counsel. The President's Daughter.
You've never dated anyone like this.
Brad Meltzer wrote his first novel while completing law school and writing for the notoriously demanding Law Review, and managed to remain one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Cori, who was his childhood sweetheart and is also a lawyer.
'This continued certainty provides much of the tension binding Meltzer's story together and is sustained right to the dramatic - and surprising - end.' Yorkshire Evening Post
'Breakneck . . . an action-packed read' - Mail on Sunday on Dead Even
Brad Meltzer writes like John Grisham and looks like Niles Frasier. Despite these comparisons, don't hesitate to get your hands on his books. The First Counsel offers a pacy insight to the machinations of the White House'
U Magazine (Dublin)
'Gets the blood pumping' - New York Times on Dead Even
'Meltzer's dark political thriller pulses with adrenaline in a mean and dangerous race to the final revelation' The Oxford Times
Grisham had better beware, for there's a new kid on the block. In The Tenth Justice young Brad Meltzer - all of 26 - has formulated a thriller that fairly crackles, having pace, confidence and velocity-charged story-telling
The Irish Times on The Tenth Justice
'Legal mega-thriller which plumbs the dark depths of deceit, greed and treachery' - Northern Echo
''Terrific characterisation and many twists' - Publishing News
'A thriller to rival Grisham' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
'Meltzer's dark political thriller pulses with adrenaline in a mean and dangerous race to the final revelation.' - Oxford Times
'Terrific' - Bookseller
'Brad Meltzer paces his thrid novel so well that pages literally fly past my eyes... as pure entertainment, THE FIRST COUNCIL works very well indeed' - Deadly Pleasures