THEAUTHOR Richard North Patterson Born: February 22, 1947 ( Berkeley, California ) High School: Bay High School ( 1964 ) College: Ohio Wesleyan University ( 1968 )
He is the author of Eyes of a Child, The Spire,Degree of Guilt, Eclipse, TheRace, Exile, and more than a dozen other bestselling and critically acclaimednovels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate specialprosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacygroups. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard and in San Francisco and Cabo San Lucaswith his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.
BibliographyThe Lasko Tangent (1979)The Outside Man (1981)Escape the Night (1983)Private Screening (1985)Degree of Guilt (1993)Eyes of a Child (1995)Caroline Masters (1995)Silent Witness (1997)No Safe Place (1998)Dark Lady (1999)Protect and Defend (2000)Balance of Power (2003)Conviction (2005)Exile (2007)The Race (2007)Eclipse (2009)The Spire (2009)In The Name Of Honor (2010)The Devils Light (2011)
Silent Witness was a thriller book written by RichardNorth Patterson in 1997. It was his 8th published book inwhich was the reason why he won the #1 New York TimesBestselling author in that time. He became famousbecause all of his writings or books were been patronageby millions of readers worldwide. Aside from that, SilentWitness received good comments from different famouspersons.-“[An] intense courtroom drama… As startling as the bang ofa gavel.”—People“Enthralling… The denouement is powerful.”—Los AngelesTimes Book Review“This generations best writer of legal thrillers… Hisstrongest fiction to date.”—Entertainment Weekly“Chilling.”—The Washington Post Book World
The story begins when Tony Lord was practicing baseball on the field. Afterthe murder of his high school sweetheart left him shattered, Tony Lordvowed never to return to his Ohio hometown of Lake City. Twenty-eightyears later, Tony is a successful California criminal lawyer with a beautifulcelebrity wife. Hes living the good life…until long-buried memories comecrashing down when he hears from an old friend, who needs his help. SamRobb is a track coach at Lake City High. He swears he is not responsible forthe death of one of his female team members…even though forensicevidence reveals that hes the father of her unborn child. Back when theywere teenagers, Sam stood by Tony when he was a suspect in his younggirlfriends murder-and Tony desperately wants to do the same for himtoday. In doing so, Tony will have to revisit his troubled past and probe thedarkest secrets of small-town life to get to the truth. And what he will findis more shocking than he ever could have imagined….
Tony Lord – a baseball player; soon become a criminal lawyer; accusedfor murdering his first love when they were still in high school.Sam Stood – a teacher and a track coach at Lake City High; accused ofmurdering one of his students.Kate Robb – the wife of the accused teacher.Saul Ruben - the local attorney who defended Tony back in highschool, when he was accused of murdering his teenage girlfriend.and the others……..