Kermit Roosevelt's first novel.
He is an assistant professor of
law at the
University of Pennsylvania Law
School and a former clerk to
a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
He's also a descendent of Theodore Roosevelt, but to his credit, this is a fact that I only gleaned when I asked his publisher a direct question, having noticed that he shared the same name as one of Roosevelt's sons.
Presumably this also makes him a relative of Kermit Roosevelt, the CIA agent who is believed to have masterminded the coup that put the Shah of Iran back on his Throne in 1953.
His latest projects appear to be a work about legal scholar Walter Wheeler Cook (died 1943) and a book to be published by Yale University Press later this year titled The Myth of Judicial Activism : Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions - neither of which are likely to be of high interest to you. However, I have little doubt that he'll be trying his hand at another legal thriller before long.
This article was originally published in July 2005, and has been updated for the
June 2006 paperback release.
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