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The Simple Truth | [David Baldacci]

The Simple Truth

Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Now Michael's brother, a cop turned attorney, is coming to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered - and what it had to do with a crime that Rufus Harms committed 25 years before.
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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci's novels have been called "sizzling" (USA Today) and "superior" (Houston Chronicle). Now Baldacci is back, with the story of a death row inmate, a Supreme Court clerk, and a crime that is costing people their lives.

Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Now Michael's brother, a cop turned attorney, is coming to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered - and what it had to do with a crime that Rufus Harms committed 25 years before.

In his new novel of corruption, romance, family, and justice at the heart of the American republic, David Baldacci takes us on a journey of harrowing conspiracy - and proves once again that in the realm of suspense, he is in a league of his own. The simple truth... it's never what it seems.

©2001 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette

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    angie 03-10-13
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    "Excellent !!!"
    If you could sum up The Simple Truth in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful and well worth reading


    What other book might you compare The Simple Truth to and why?

    None


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    Yes I liked him very much !!!! He puts emphasis in the right places


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I could have very well sat and listened to it all the way thru but due to work that isn't possible


    Any additional comments?

    I liked all the characters in this book !!!

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    Van Salem, OR, United States 01-07-13
    Van Salem, OR, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to The Simple Truth the most enjoyable?

    Narration was decent, and had a reasonable flow, and I would have rated the story higher but it was to predictable.


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    Ramona 12-30-12
    Ramona 12-30-12
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    "Excellent, Baldacci Does It Again!"

    Excellent story, excellent characters. It keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. Very enjoyable!

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    Linda LOVELOCK, NV, United States 12-13-12
    Linda LOVELOCK, NV, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Baldacci rocks"
    What did you love best about The Simple Truth?

    Love the twists and turns. Very well written as are all of his books.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Marosz – was your favorite?

    Attorney


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    Janet C. Niemeyer Haskell, OK 09-15-12
    Janet C. Niemeyer Haskell, OK 09-15-12 Member Since 2012

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    "An all nighter"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Simple Truth to be better than the print version?

    Actually, yes I would. In the audio version, the characters really came alive for me,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Simple Truth?

    The closeness of Rufus and Josh warmed my heart, They are such authentic characters and their willingness to give their lives for each other was amazing. When Josh was wounded, all Rufus could think of was getting him to safety. Very touching.


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    While he didn't sound like a woman, something about his voice gave life to all the characters, including the female characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I couldn't put this book down. I ran out of battery and couldn't wait for my Kindle Fire to recharge. I stayed up until 3 a.m. to finish the book. I laughed and cried. I fell in love with the characters, especially Rufus. I wanted so badly for him to be free and happy, and for the men who shot him full of drugs and tried to kill him to be punished one way or another.


    Any additional comments?

    Baldacci books are always good, but The Simple Truth is exceptional. I've read it twice and listened to it three times. It's excellent.

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    Joange Rice, VA, United States 09-14-12
    Joange Rice, VA, United States 09-14-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not good, not bad....just ok"

    I've come to expect excellence from Baldacci. This book is just sort of run-of-the-mill. The characters are interesting, the story a decent one yet there just isn't the pizzazz that I so like when reading a Baldacci. So I won't recommend or not recommend - you're on your own!!

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    Sybrkat 04-23-12
    Sybrkat 04-23-12
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    "Continues to be the best Author!"

    As always, well almost always, another great book from David B! I am striving to read all of his books (about half way along. Narration was well done, delivery just perfect via direct download.

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    Timothy Clermont, FL, United States 04-07-12
    Timothy Clermont, FL, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Plot"
    What did you love best about The Simple Truth?

    The intricate plot kept my interest from start to finish.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plot twists - kept me guessing


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Marosz – was your favorite?

    Rufus Harms is an amazing and inspiring character.


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    R 03-28-12
    R 03-28-12

    52 year old male masters degree small business owner

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    "he never disappoints"
    Would you listen to The Simple Truth again? Why?

    Baldacci never disappoints
    this was a great read with a very believable story line.
    I didn't find myself correcting poorly researched comments


    What did you like best about this story?

    timely
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    riveting


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    Dawn Ellwood City, PA, United States 01-28-12
    Dawn Ellwood City, PA, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    I really enjoyed this book. I found myself sitting in the car listening. Great plot and kept you guessing who done it.

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