Available for the first time in audio, an all-new recording by Scott Brick of the first of the blockbuster thrillers by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci. This book that will change the way you think about Washington - and power - forever.
In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.
Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alan Richmond is the charming U.S. president with the power to commit any crime. And Jack Graham is the young attorney caught in a vortex between absolute truth and... ABSOLUTE POWER.
©1996 Columbus Rose, Ltd.; (P)2009 Hachette Audio
"[A] first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels right away and won't let go until they've finished his enthralling yarn." (Publishers Weekly)
Movie much better because it was more succinct. Just wanted it to end. Got the feeling Mr. Baldacci had fallen in love with his characters and couldn't let them go.
At the beginning of this book the author said he told publishers that they would not be able to put the book down after the first chapter -- I thought "sure all writers say that" but you proved me wrong. This first book of Baldacci is AWESOME!!!!!
I read this book years ago and now listening to it was even more incredible! The authors style of writing and detailing brings this prose to life and I would recommend it time and time again !
Plus the reader was the icing on the cake. His smooth voice and the way he changed for different characters male or female was mind blowing.
Well done !
Sandy in Philadelphia
It was a page-turner!! I could not stop listening to it. He draws you into the characters lives so quickly and story is fast paced!
Scott Brick could read a take out menu and I would listen to it! His voice was the perfect choice for this thrilling novel! So pleasant and easy to listen to.
Reading with no hands!
Does the president of the US have the right to protection in every instance? Should that protection remove the consequences of his actions? Is an order able to be tempered with justice? Should we even have to ask these questions?
As the story unfolds, you're hit with one unbelievable scene after another. Straining credulity, the seemingly singular focus of some characters rankles. But, you know it could happen just this way. And, like a terrible scene from which you can't avert your glance, you keep plowing through the story to get to its satisfying conclusion.
Though the story is long, nothing is extraneous or gratuitous. Scott Brick offers the right tempo, tone and timbre for a full cast of players. I always expect and receive excellence when he performs. This was my first David Baldacci, but it won't be my last.
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