Eugene Sullivan

Eugene Sullivan, a retired federal judge, is a graduate of West Point and a Vietnam veteran. He has served as an Army Ranger instructor, a White House lawyer for President Nixon, the General Counsel of the US Air Force, and the super-secret spy agency NRO, Now on senior status with the U.S Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Judge Sullivan also heads a judicial consulting firm that includes three former heads of the FBI who are also former judges (William Webster, William Sessions, and Louis Freeh). Gene is the author of The Majority Rules (Tor/Forge). His political thriller Report to the Judiciary was published by Tor/Forge.

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Report to the Judiciary

by Eugene Sullivan

Report to the Judiciary is a tense novel of legal and political intrigue featuring Tim Quinn (previously seen in The Majority Rules), who is assigned to investigate and compile a dossier on the newly appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Since the President has achieved lame duck status with a Congress more bent on politics than policy, he realizes that the chances of establishing a legacy before his Presidency comes to an end are slim at best. So when the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court dies unexpectedly, the President appoints an interim successor to the position... the first black Chief Justice in US history. Not all conservatives rejoice, however, including one justice on the court who feels that the position should have been his. Now he is hell bent on claiming it no matter who gets in the way.

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The Majority Rules

by Eugene Sullivan

Tim Quinn, a Washington D.C. lawyer on the move, was flattered to be recommended by his friend Harry Winston to a vacancy on the bench caused by the unsavory death of one of the judges. He was also surprised to see how easy his nomination and confirmation turned out to be once Harry had given his approval and pulled more than a few strings.

Now Tim feels he has the chance to make a difference, and perhaps clear a path for an eventual trip to the highest court in the land. But Tim soon realizes that Chief Judge Winston's influence and favors come at a price - not just undue influence from the Executive branch, but partiality towards private concerns as well, including a certain attorney whose cases often come before their bench. Troubled, Tim contacts a former paramour to help him unravel the unseemly entanglements that occur behind the bench. But in doing so, he risks his own status as a judge, his good name, and perhaps even the lives of him and his family - it is sometimes deadly to disagree when The Majority Rules.

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