Capitol Threat (Ben Kincaid Series #15)

Capitol Threat (Ben Kincaid Series #15)

by William Bernhardt
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Capitol Threat (Ben Kincaid Series #15) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Ginardo More than 1 year ago
Great book...I didn't want to put it down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so politically biased it is funny. The Republicans are evil and the Democrats are everything good. Send Ben back to Oklahoma and let him be a great attorney. I suspect Capitol Conspiracy will make the Democratic National Committee proud! There are a lot of good mystery writers out there-I would suggest you make the switch!
KenCady More than 1 year ago
The premise of a gay Supreme Court justice being appointed intrigued me well enough, and I did finish this novel by William Bernahrdt as I was perversely drawn into his unfolding drama, but it became so absurd that I couldn't look myself in the mirror after finishing it! A Republican nominee is discarded by his own party right after his nomination, and everything but the kitchen sink is thrown in his way to confirmation. There are so many unlikely twists and turns as to defeat any plausibilty to the story. A subplot of sorts involving a private investigator and a transvestite is simply ludicrous. The PI survives more near death experiences than Wily E. Coyote. One wonders why the author didn't try to write something a little more believable given the interesting premise. Maybe it's just that a gay Supreme Court Justice is still so unthinkable that a comic look at the idea was all that he could muster.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the Senator from Oklahoma dies while in office the governor of that state appoints renowned defense attorney Ben Kincaid to replace him. He is doing his best to navigate the treacherous waters of Congress because he has never been interested in politics. --- There is a vacancy on the Supreme Court and the outgoing Republican president nominates Thaddeus Roush to fill the position. Everyone is surprised when Thad takes the opportunity to tell the world he is gay. The Republicans want him defeated and the Democrats want him to become the next judge of the Supreme Court. At a press conference at his home, a woman is found murdered and Thad¿s lover is standing over the body. Although it looks like he will lose, the Democrats especially Ben, act as his advocate at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and during the time leading up to it. The Republicans run a very dirty campaign and it is only Ben¿s eloquent speech that gets him the committee¿s approval. When certain events in Thad¿s past are made public, Ben realizes that there is a conspiracy to keep him off the bench so Ben mounts a defense for a very good man. --- Politics can get down and dirty and William Bernhardt shows just how ugly it can get in CAPITAL THREAT. The sad part is many readers will have no trouble believing the conspiracy, the murder, and the truly vicious smear campaigns as an everyday occurrence on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. The hero is his usual heroic self as he fights to help a good person defeat enemies he never knew he had. Mr. Bernhardt has proven time and time again that he is a great storyteller. --- Harriet Klausner