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True Blue | [David Baldacci]

True Blue

Mason "Mace" Perry was a maverick cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her career, her liberty - and spent two years in prison. Now back on the outside, Mace is trying to rebuild her life and track down the people who set her up. But even with her police chief sister at her side, she has to work in the shadows: there's a vindictive US attorney on her tail and she's just looking for a reason to send her back behind bars.
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Mason "Mace" Perry was a maverick cop on the D.C. police force, until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her career, her liberty - and spent two years in prison. Now back on the outside, Mace is trying to rebuild her life and track down the people who set her up. But even with her police-chief sister at her side, she has to work in the shadows: there's a vindictive US attorney on her tail, and she's just looking for a reason to send her back behind bars.

Roy Kingman is a young lawyer, still getting used to his high-paid job at a law firm in Washington. When Roy discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm, his fate becomes entangled with Mace's, as the two team up to investigate.

But as their enquiries gather pace, Roy and Mace soon find themselves in unexpected territory; drawn into both the private and public world of the nation's capital, as dark secrets begin to emerge. For what began as a fairly routine homicide investigation will quickly turn into something far more complex. And possibly lethal.

©2009 Columbus Rose Ltd; (P)2009 Hachette US

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    andrew Singapore, Singapore 10-29-10
    andrew Singapore, Singapore 10-29-10 Member Since 2008
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    "bleak; almost didn't finish"

    Not a recommended reading. I totally agree with previous reader's (Steven's) review. The story has so many improbable twists, lucky turns, that it is laughable. The jokes aren't funny and, for some reason, I didn't like the narrator. He made everything sound oh-so dramatic. The female character comes across as ridiculously lucky, naive and too 'macho'.
    I liked Baldacci but this one is a bad example of his work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Esperance, Australia 06-26-10
    Steven Esperance, Australia 06-26-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointing"

    I have read and listened to just about everything David Baldacci has written. Found this book very disappointing - very hard to believe that Baldacci wrote this. The characters are trite, and largely unbelievable. The number of impossibly lucky "events" beggar belief. The "smart alec" dialogue from the hero is off putting and unreal. There is very little positive to say about this effort from Baldacci. It doesn't measure up to his other fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mark
    Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
    2/19/10
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    "Great book for Baldacci lovers"

    Another great book by David Baldacci.

    After listening to all the David Baldacci books in the Camel Club series, this book did not disappoint. As usual with his books, I was taking the long cuts rather than the short cuts home in the car, so I could listen to more of the book!

    A worthwhile addition to your library!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    TorinoItaly
    9/2/10
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    "Great listening!"

    If credibility is not a must for you, then you are likely to enjoy the pace and the characters in this novel, masterfully read by Ron McLarthy. Being a fan of Baldacci, this was the first of his books I did not read but listened to, and enjoyed it a lot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    Braintree, United Kingdom
    2/13/10
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    "True Blue"

    A little slow in places, but overall a good listen despite a slight change stylistically compared to some of his other books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    2/23/10
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    "True Blue (Unabridged)"

    I am afraid this was not a good read, in fact it was truly awful, I couldn't wait for it to end. The CIA / 'Big Brother Government', 'War on Terror', abuse of power thing has been done to death now.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Davis
    UK
    10/8/14
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    "What's with the sound effects and music?"
    Would you try another book written by David Baldacci or narrated by Ron McLarty?

    I'd definitely get another book by the author but I'd rather it was narrated by someone else. It was difficult to know which character was speaking a lot of the time, everyone sounded the same, but he was trying to do voices.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron McLarty’s performances?

    I pick books by the author so I wouldn't look for his narration but I don't think it would stop me getting a book.


    Was True Blue worth the listening time?

    Yes, I really enjoyed the story. As with other Baldacci books I've read it was a bit drawn out and could have been cut down a bit though.


    Any additional comments?

    At the end of many (but not all) chapters, particularly at climactic moments there was music and/or sound effects. Why? It was totally unnecessary and distracting. I'm sure everyone knows what gunfire sounds like. Hope other books don't have this nonsense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonny
    BELFAST, United Kingdom
    1/30/14
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    "Great, gripping story!"
    What did you like most about True Blue?

    I really enjoyed the depth of the characters and the relationship between the two sisters


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was gripping, with twists and turns throughout the whole thing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    THEIL-RABIER, France
    9/22/13
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    "Good Listen"

    I like David Baldacci. He writes a good yarn and it was well read. You wanted to carry on listening. At first I found the intermittant sound effect a bit odd. I listened to it whilst gardening and I thought the wheelbarrow needed oiling only to find out it was a highspeed motorbike chase, it scared the cat and me.
    I have read some of my other reviews and I can be a bit dismissive, but yes I would definately have another David Baldacci

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    United Kingdom
    7/14/13
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    "Thoroughly good stuff!"

    The concept of a woman pushing herself so hard, almost beyond credibility, to find the person she knows she is, and to regain her professional standing, is amazing, and in this book, entirely convincing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "As always edge of the seat tension"

    David Baldacci manages to combine huge elements of tension and suspense in all of his novels. This is no exception.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs platt
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "David baldacchino at his best"

    I really enjoyed this book. It gripped me to the end.i must now be one of David Baldacci's biggest fans

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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