Patrick Radden Keefe: "Chatter" (Random House)
An important tool in the fight against terrorism is electronic eavesdropping. But spying raises questions of security, privacy and government secrecy. The story of how the government eavesdrops, who they target, and whether the information they gather is helpful.
a third year law student at Yale Law School, has written for "The New York Review of Books," "Legal Affairs," and "Slate."