The Lasko Tangent: A Novel

The Lasko Tangent: A Novel

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by Richard North Patterson
     
 

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"Mr. Patterson is a natural storyteller....Fast moving...A handsome job."--The New York Times

William Lasko is a self-made millionaire with 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 Lasko brought down, and US Attorney Christopher Paget is tipped

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"Mr. Patterson is a natural storyteller....Fast moving...A handsome job."--The New York Times

William Lasko is a self-made millionaire with 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 Lasko brought down, and US Attorney Christopher Paget is tipped to take on the job.

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Time
“One of the best in the business.”
Washington Post
“A terrific novelist.”
Chicago Sun-Times
“The intelligent reader’s John Grisham.”
Boston Globe
“A real writer, a thriller, and a good story.”
New York Times Book Review
“Patterson is a natural storyteller who never breaks the thread of action. . . . A handsome job.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393081640
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Series:
Christopher Paget Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
280,485
File size:
598 KB

Meet the Author

Richard North Patterson is the New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels, a former chairman of Common Cause, and a member of the Council On Foreign Relations.

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The Lasko Tangent 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Patterson's first novel, written more than 25 years ago. As a first effort it's not too bad, although it's not great either. The plot involves an investigator at the Economic Crimes Commission who uncovers more than he expects when investigating a possible manipulation of stock price. The protagonist, Christopher Paget, has since appeared in other Patterson novels, including Degree of Guilt. The plot moves quickly and Patterson uses plenty of misdirection to keep you guessing. The characters are a little better than the usual formulaic stereotypes that inhabit most best-selling mysteries, but they are still wooden at times, with stilted dialogue to boot. The ending is a stretch and parts of the plot don't really add up to deliver the pat ending that mystery readers find so enjoyable, where everything makes sense in hindsight. Still, The Lasko Tangent is certainly readable, and not a bad way to pass an afternoon. Don't look for too much substance and you won't be too disappointed.