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Absolute Power
The President is a criminal....
Hour Game
Warner, Oct 2004, 26.95, 435 pp. ISBN: 0446531081 Wrightsburg, Virginia residents are in a panic as a serial killer has murdered at least four times. The victims seem random and the motive is unknown. Chief of Police Todd Williams knows he and his force do not have the skills to deal with this new predator and wonders if an FBI agent will prove helpful. Meanwhile former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have opened up a ...
Last Man Standing
Warner, Nov 2001, 26.95, 548 pp. ISBN: 0446525804 Web London leads his elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team on the raid of the drug operation, but the enemy is waiting fully armed with remote electronic modern weaponry. Web's team is wiped out and he is the lone survivor. Washington DC Field Office Chief Buck Winters, a key contributor to the Waco fiasco, blames Web for causing a media nightmare. Web's peers and the family members of the dead wan...
Split Second
Warner, Sep 2003, 26.95, 404 pp. ISBN: 0446530891 In 1996 Secret Service Agent Sean King guards presidential candidate Clyde Ritter during a rally when his attention is diverted for the longest second of his life. In that moment a killer assassinates Ritter. Though King kills the murderer his career died on that day. He since accepts leg work for a legal firm that pays well, but is quite boring. In 2004 Secret Service Agent Michelle Maxwell...

Baldacci booklist

The Christmas Train
Warner, Nov 2002, 19.95, 258 pp. ISBN: 0446525731 When Eleanor Carter was with Tom Langdon, he was a rising hotshot journalist who cared about his work and her. When she left him for the glitter of Hollywood as a screenwriter, he lost focus and turned into a fluff reporter. Banned from flying, Tom takes the rails from DC to Los Angeles to see his girlfriend, a voice-over actress, for Christmas. To pass the boring time, he plans to write an art...
The Collectors
Oliver Stone is a retired government contract killer living in Washington, DC. When the U.S. Speaker of the House is assassinated, Stone goes on a mission to find out what's really going on behind the closed doors of America's leaders. He soon discovers a chilling connection between the murder of the Speaker of the House and the demise of the director of the Library of Congress. Stone joins up with four of his finest friends to form the Camel Club. I...
The Simple Truth
The Simple Truth is about a young, black conscripted soldier, Rufus Harms, who was jailed for brutally killing a schoolgirl. Yet, after twenty five hard years of imprisonment, a stray letter from the US army reveals new facts about the night of the murder and the evil secret shared by some of Washington's most powerful men. Harms seizes his one chance to life and freedom. But within hours the only people who knew about the appeal have been hunted down an...
The Winner
David Baldacci has come out with another surefire winner, and this is his best book amongst all I have read so far. It is a crime thriller full of relentless action, fast paced drama, nail biting suspense and awesome thrills. The book reads like a screenplay, one can visualise and feel the sharply etched, strong characters that he has created, especially the devilish, cold-blooded, clever, ingenious villain. Lu Ann Tyler, 20, is a poor orphan worki...
Total Control
Jason Archer, a brilliant engineer, wants to provide his wife Sidney Archer and his daughter with the world, but to do so, he has to complete a risky assignment. When Jason disappears after a place crash and his bosses and investigators accuse him of being involved in a criminal conspiracy, Sidney is shattered. Soon extraordinary secrets come to the forefront and Sidney is on the run from the killers who want to retrieve a vital piece of information...
Wish You Well
This story is all about Louisa May Cardinal, a precocious twelve-year-old girl living in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her acclaimed but sadly underpaid writer father, her loving mother, and younger brother Oz. For Lou, her family's financial struggles are invisible to her. She is a daughter who idolizes her father and is in love with the art of storytelling. Then, in a single, terrifying moment, Lou's life is changed forever, and she and Oz a...


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