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Read by Christopher Reeve
From the award-winning lawyer turned author of the New York Times bestsellers Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness comes a riveting combination of courtroom drama, political assassination and high-tech terrorism.
The nation is stunned when presidential hopeful James Kilcannon is shot dead while sharing the stage at a benefit concert with his rock star girlfriend Stacy Tarrant. Fiercely independent attorney Tony Lord defends the assassin in a sensational trial that erupts into the media event of the decade. But the most shocking drama has not even begun to unfold as Phoenix takes to the airwaves. Holding the wife of a wealthy newspaper mogul and Stacey's manager hostage, Phoenix mounts a televised trial of his won in which Stacy Tarrant and Tony Lord are helpless defendants, millions of viewers are jurors, and - unless his chilling demands are met - Phoenix is the unstoppable executioner.
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"Thrilling.... PRIVATE SCREENING succeeds on all counts. It's a footrace of a read, daring you to put it down."
ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION
The nation is stunned silent when presidential hopeful James Kilcannon is shot dead in front of his rock-star girlfriend Stacy Tarrant. Fiercely independent attorney Tony Lord dares to defend the shooter, but the already bizarre plot takes another twist. As America watches, a mysterious and ruthless figure, known only as Phoenix, takes to the airwaves-- and takes the wife of a wealthy newspaper mogul and Stacy's manager as his hostages. Phoenix mounts a televised trial of his own--in which Stacy Tarrant and Tony Lord are helpless defendents, millions of viewers are jurors, and--unless his chilling demands are met--Pheonix is the unstoppable executioner....
Richard North Patterson's previous novels include the international bestsellers The Lasko Tangent, Degree of Guilt, Eyes of a Child, The Final Judgment, Silent Witness, and No Safe Place all available from Random House AudioBooks.
About the Reader
Christopher Reeve played Superman in the series of four films. He starred opposite Katherine Hepburn in A Matter of Gravity, in Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July, and then appeared in many films, including The Remains of the Day and The Bostonians for Merchant Ivory as well as Death Trap, Somewhere in Time, Streetsmart, and the HBO movie Above Suspicion. He is also the President of the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Reeve, his wife Dana, and their son Will live in Bedford, New York.
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