The Nomination

The Nomination

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2011
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When Vietnam War hero and Massachusetts Judge Thomas Larrigan is picked by his friend the president to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, the nomination seems obvious. Larrigan is a family man with an uncontroversial judicial record and the president needs a sure bet. Larrigan will do anything to win a spot on the Supreme Court, but as the old skeletons rattling around in his closet begin to haunt him, Larrigan calls on his old Marine buddy, now a hit man, to sweep the closet clean. What Larrigan doesn't count on are the few skeletons that are still alive#133;

The Nomination is a fast-paced action and suspense thriller that brings events from the final days of the Vietnam War into direct conflict with contemporary American politics. Tapply ropes in readers with his skillfully woven intersecting paths of deception, desperation, revelation, death, and, ultimately, redemption.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781602399907
Characteristics: xii, 302 p. ; 24 cm.


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akasq Oct 20, 2013

William G. Tapply is a master of suspense,he comes at you from
all sides.As you turn the pages
you can feel the lives of the character
One by one they come alive, with all
the passion and the will to live.
Tapply , as a story teller stands
with the best, fall taller than the rest.

Sep 20, 2011

Read more by this author.
Candidate for Supreme Court Justice lied about loss of eye in Viet Nam where he married a 14-yr old VN girl, got her pregnant, sold the baby, never got a divorce, had her and others killed who could reveal the past.

Mar 26, 2011

This is the last Tapply. And a new genre to booth. His career was made with the Brady Coyne series. More recently, he tried, with so so results, to renew himself with the Stoney Calhoun series. But with this last book I think he hit gold. The prose is as smooth is the "Coyne" novels, spiced up a notch so not to fall into the same "spirit" has the well known attorney. The global sense of the book is just a real tour de force. The story is so well crafted that it can really be called a "page turner". This book is a stunner. And I am chagrined that it will be his last. This book would have been the start of a new avenue for Tapply. A new series as great as Coyne. But this is not to be. We lost a great great writer here. We'll miss him dearly.


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