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First Family

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When she turned the page and her gaze flickered over the date on top it was as though the lightening outside had somehow grounded right into her. A billion volts of pain, a shriek of anguish you could actually see, and feel, as it pierced her.

Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them - and the line between friend and foe impossible to define...or defend.

©2009 David Baldacci; (P)2009 Hachette

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    "First Family"

    What a good book. I enjoyed it very much. Buy it!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Dublin, OH, United States 07-24-09
    Bruce Dublin, OH, United States 07-24-09 Member Since 2016
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    Not spellbinder- reasonably entertaining. Narrator good.

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    Dan Jamul, CA, USA 06-21-09
    Dan Jamul, CA, USA 06-21-09
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    "Mixed"

    The good: intricate plot, long book, no loose ends, extremely well read. The bad: the glue the author needed to bring all the elements sometimes severely stretched the bounds of credibility.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sonny 06-17-09
    Sonny 06-17-09 Member Since 2015

    I am a retired Wealth Manager,husband, father and Christian grandfather. I hunt, I fish, I play, I read.

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    "loved it !"

    great book,riveting, kept you listening.

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    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 06-17-09
    Greg Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 06-17-09
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    "Don't bother"

    This piece of crap is no better than a cheap soap. Disappointing in all it's shallowness.

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    Lisa Clover, SC, USA 06-13-09
    Lisa Clover, SC, USA 06-13-09
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    "A good read"

    Baldacci does not disappoint. Fast paced, "what's going to happen next" read.

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    Elizabeth A. Miller 06-11-09
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    "GREAT!!!!"

    This was one of the better ones of Baldacci and ALL his books are great

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    Kathy Leo, IN, United States 06-06-09
    Kathy Leo, IN, United States 06-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "thumbs up!!"

    This was a great book.

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    Tony Smith 06-03-09
    Tony Smith 06-03-09 Member Since 2007
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    "What you'd expect from Baldacci"

    I love the Sean and Michelle series and this one followed suit with the other books. I was really entertained and wanted to hear the end. Only downside, it was a little predictable in parts, but entertaining.

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    Lynnett 05-30-09
    Lynnett 05-30-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Winner from DB"

    My wife and I were drawn in from the first sentence. Admittedly, I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the Camel Club series. However, I can easily see myself being drawn in by Michelle and Sean, and would love to see them in ongoing stories. The dynamic is solid and the personalities well layered. Ron McLarty as always delivers a stellar performance, but I found myself longing for a cameo by Oliver Stone because of his voice. The story develops quite well. Some sections drag only slightly, and there may be a couple of superfluous characters, yet that doesn't detract from a fantastic story line. The sub plot with Michelle's family definitely gives a nice twist and edge.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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