In South America, a 96-year-old man of great wealth reads a book late one night and an hour later he lies dead in his bed, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later, another mystery man lies dead at the bottom of his pool in a villa in Provence. This time, however, there's a witness at the scene: Shaw, the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth who barely escapes with his life.
Meanwhile, a half a world away, photojournalist Katie James is working on a story of international importance. But shortly after her meeting with a potential inside source, she is smuggled unconscious onto an airplane headed to an undisclosed destination. In the days to come, Katie and Shaw will be reunited in a deadly duel of nerve and wits against a surprising, secretive enemy and led around the world at a breakneck pace.
Filled with the kind of breathtaking plot turns and remarkable characters that only David Baldacci can deliver, it will be the most explosive thriller of the year.
©2010 David Baldacci (P)2010 Columbus Rose, Ltd
His first few novels were among the most engaging I have read - but somehow his plots have a suspension of belief rather than of disbelief. I hope he gets back in the groove.
Usually I really enjoy David Baldacci's books but this one was lackluster and disjointed. Having enjoyed
over a dozen of his previous novels this came as a surprise. What a disapointment
This is the most gruesome book I ever read. I have read his books in the past and they were very good. I doubt I will read him again if this is the style of writing he has adopted
What happened? The story had a thin plot. But what totally turned me off was the graphic description of torture. Will be deleting this story from my ipod. It seemed out of character from the other books I have listened to from this author.
DB has done it again, in the humble opion of this Baldacci fan! Lots of twists and high speed turns.
Keep up the great work!!
Looking forward to the next"Camel Club"
Pretty typical Baldacci story with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Not his best but definitely worth the time spent. I recommend it.
Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."
I didn't HAVE to pick up my iPhone and listen to this book like other books (The Lion's Game, a few Stephen King books) - but it was entertaining. I am a Baldacci fan - and I liked it. It seems to be a cathartic book for Baldacci...an almost over the top book based on true "divine justice." I liked it and would listen to it again.
I perservered until Chapter 27, hoping it would improve, before I gave up. The characters are cardboard, villains and heros, the pace drags, and the outcome is inevetible -- the bad guys will die, some of the good guys will die (but not the hero or heroine), a doomed love affair will ensue. David Baldacci can and has done better than this, but it's hard to believe he could do worse.
I love audiobooks but had to struggle to finish this one. About halfway through it became very gee gosh golly gosh about how tough everyone was and the descriptions got weak and cliched. The reading was good, but nothing could save this from the poor writing. Baldacci should take a break and get back in touch with his creative side.
I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.
Don't know what has happened here: contractual obligation...or beige ghost-writer. But this is easily the worst from this author yet...and I am a fan.
Stupid plot twists -- flat and completely uninteresting characters and a story that just drones on and on and on. Had high hopes for this book...but it is a waste of your credit and your time.
Baldacci has a LOT of making up to do in his next release.
A completely ho-hum story that will leave you checking your watch and wondering if you've got ANYTHING else to listen to.
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