AN NPR BOOK OF THE YEAr
"This novel is so good" - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"One of the smartest thrillers in recent memory" - DALLAS MORNING NEWS
SHINING CITY: A NOVEL
Peter Rena is a Washington “fixer" who earns his living making the problems of the powerful disappear. He and his partner Randi Brooks get their biggest job to date when the White House hires them to vet the next nominee for the Supreme Court.
Federal appeals Court Judge and former Stanford Law dean Roland Madison is a legal giant but also a political iconoclast and neither party is happy. As the competing factions of Washington mobilize, Rena, Brooks and their team uncover a secret in the judge’s past. And as they try to contend with it, another crisis emerges from a case the judge once presided over.
Shining City is a heart-pounding thriller and a novel of Washington intrigue, full of insight about the capital and the forces that make the political process dysfunctional. Michael Connelly has called it "a debut that will be remembered for years."