• "In Protect and Defend, Richard North Patterson has caught lightning in a bottle. It's a brilliant political novel and a terrific tale of suspense. You can't put the damn thing down, and you don't want to"

    Stephen King
  • "Protect and Defend is an important novel on passion and politics. Richly rewarding in both story and character, this is a tale that appeals to both the intellect and the heart"

    Amy Tan
  • "A superlative legal drama"

    Sunday Telegraph