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
Lots of action ... hard to guess in what is behind Mr. Sam's kidnapping. Very suspenseful.
After a disappointing previous effort that I thought got bogged down in psychobabble and torture politics, Baldacci really delivers with an exciting main plot, a shocking sub-plot, powerful reverses and rewarding resolutions. Sam Quarry is an intensely memorable character, made even more so by Ron McLarty, whose talented voice also adds soul to the laconic Sean King.
Ron McLarty is the best! And Baldacci always weaves a great tale. Great audiobook partnership. This plot kind of dragged a bit. Two story lines going on at once got a little distracting at times, but it came together pretty well.
I love it when people in power get what they deserve, despite their wealth and power.
The personalities of Sean & Michelle seems to have changed, don't know if this was the narration or the actual story. I liked the pair in the other novels, but now couldn't care what happens to them at all.I was very disappointed in the story. There was no real mystery in either of the two short stories which were combined to make a novel lenght book.
There are so many really great audio books available, I could not recommend this particular one.
Ron Larty naratted well, but I did not like how Michelle was portrayed. But that could have been the authors fault.
I read the first few books in this series, but I don't think I'll be reading any more. Anyone got a really good mystery writer they would like to recommend.
The book is very entertaining and captured me immediately. I was drawn into the story right from the start and couldn't stop listening to it. Sometimes unabridged books can drag on and on...and often i would get into a book and just stop listening. Not necessarily because it was bad, just lost interest. That definitely wasn't the case in this story. The odd music/sound effects every once in a while is a bit corny but doesn't take away from the story.
Roller coaster ride!
How much you love to hate the
He is a wonderful reader. Whether its a male of female voice, he is right on! Thanks Ron!
What's in your family tree?
This book further proves Baldacci's genius as a writer. It is one of his all time best among many great books. I highly recommend it.
Baldaci out did himself with this story. It will hold your excitment beginning to end. The end will be a suprise. Several substories are included withing the main one.
This is once again the kind of excitement by Baldacci that will give you the creeps! It should actually be banned from motor vehicles because of the danger you expose others to when forgetting about everything else than the excitement of the story. Yet another excellent narrator makes this audio book perfect!
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