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Publisher's Summary

When Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid came to Washington, D.C., to defend a senator caught in a red-hot sex scandal turned murder case, he never dreamed he'd end up trading the courtroom for the Senate chamber. After his not-so-distinguished client stepped down, Ben found himself appointed to complete the sullied senator's term. Now, having barely gotten his political sea legs, he must rise to yet another challenge: advising the president's next Supreme Court nominee during the sometimes thorny confirmation process. Luckily, Judge Thaddeus Roush's popularity on both sides of the aisle looks to make him a shoo-in - until he decides to out himself on national television, igniting a Beltway uproar and setting the stage for a bare-knuckle partisan brawl.

Forced to scramble for spin control, Ben hastily calls a press conference for the now controversial candidate. But then, on live TV, a brutally murdered woman is discovered in the judge's backyard. For the political forces out to torpedo the nomination of a gay Supreme Court justice, the shocking turn of events is pure gold. But Team Kincaid isn't about to let the right man for the job get derailed.

In Capitol Threat, William Bernhardt serves up a resounding one-two punch of political intrigue and legal suspense, peppered with a volley of his trademark plot twists, sly wit, and persistent thrills.

©2007 William Bernhardt; (P)2007 Books on Tape

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  • Sandie
  • Knoxville, TN, USA
  • 08-14-07

Capitol Threat (Unabridged

A fast paced great read! Laugh out loud moments! Bernhardt skillfully interwove layers of intrigue that kept me anxious for the next plot line. His inside glimpses of lobbying activities and senate confirmation hearings were intense and sobering.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary
  • Round Rock TX
  • 04-21-07

Disappointing for Bernhardt

I have followed the Ben Kincaid series and have enjoyed them. This was a bit too lurid. It really needs to be abridged with emphasis on the interesting twist to the who dun it. But a LOT less sex and violence.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Very entertaining

This was my first encounter with a Ben Kincaid story and I enjoyed it very much. Lots of action, intrigue, laugh-out-loud humor, and just darn good writing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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interesting start that descends into predicability

What disappointed you about Capitol Threat?

interesting topic but too much forecasting, unnecessary issues degenerate into predictable conclusion. Author was trying too hard

Has Capitol Threat turned you off from other books in this genre?

no, I explore all writers efforts, and appreciate their efforts to produce a good read.

What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

His ability to project the different characters.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Capitol Threat?

How about an ordinary person who happens to be gay, and deal with the congressional attitudes, and perhaps their constituents responses

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  • Margaret
  • Ville St. Laurent, Quebec
  • 07-17-09

Good story - terrible reader

This is a good story but the reader has a terrible voice and therefore makes it hard to listen to

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My favorite of this series

As another reviewer wrote, several times I was laughing out loud. Loved this novel, best in the series so far. Much better than I was anticipating. The characters are fun and in many ways fairly realistic. Loving really gets his time in the novel and the situations he finds himself in are very funny. I predicted that the novel would get poor ratings from those who are offended by the politics. It appears the author accepts the concept that the gay lifestyle isn't horrible and that will certainly offend some people. If the concept of gay men doesn't send you screaming for the 1 star button, you will probably enjoy the novel.

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Liberal Propaganda

Book displays an extreme liberal agenda which many may not agree with and find very tiring. Final theme is that even violent murder is excusable if to unmask the murderer would stifle the liberal agenda. Murder may be bad but drilling for oil in Alaska is worse, yada, yada, yada. Extreme liberals who agree with such radical views will love this. Everyone else will probably find it both trite and even offensive. I couldn't wait for it to end.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful