William Lasco 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 Crime Commission wants the corrupt, untouchable Lasko brought down - and US Attorney Christopher Paget is tipped to take on the job. To gather enough evidence to nail Lasko without alienating the White House, Paget has to go by the book. But Lasko makes his own rules. And eliminating his enemies is William Lasko`s golden rule. . In The Lasko Tangent, Richard North Patterson has written an unstoppable thriller of one man's fight for justice - the man who became the hero of his phenomenal international bestseller, Degree of Guilt.
Richard North Patterson has been a San Francisco trail lawyer and a partner in the firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Emerson. He is now a full-time writer. His first novel, The Lasko Tangent, won an Edgar Allan Poe award and his five books, Degree of Guilt, Eyes of a Child, The Final Judgement, Silent Witness and No Safe Place have been top five New York Times bestsellers.