The Race (novel)

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The Race
The Race RNP.jpg
Author Richard North Patterson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Political thriller
Publisher Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 352
ISBN 9780805079487
OCLC 85019247
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3566.A8242 R33 2007

The Race is a political thriller written by Richard North Patterson. It is set during the 2008 presidential election in the United States, and revolves around fictional Ohioan Senator Corey Grace and his quest to become the Republican presidential nominee.[1][2]

Main Characters[edit]

  • Corey Grace, the protagonist, is the Republican Senator from Ohio, was a fighter pilot in the beginning of the book. He became a P.O.W. and was later awarded the Purple Heart. He was not close to his family and became a senator after the war; he particularly appealed to veterans of the war. He dates a black actress named Lexie Hart throughout the book.[citation needed]
  • Rob Marotta is the Senate Majority Leader who attempts to win the presidency through power, money, and manipulation.[citation needed]
  • Bob Christy is a Republican governor and religious fanatic, who presents himself as a "Messenger from God". He is liked by religious Catholics and has a strong backing from religious fanatics, in general.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Patterson, Richard North (2007). "The Race". WorldCat. 
  2. ^ Patterson, Richard North (2007). The Race (First ed.). Henry Holt & Company, Inc. ISBN 9780805079487.