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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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Well Done!!!!!

This is an amazingly passionate book full of every emotion to its highest degree. Thumbs up! 👍🏻

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I love this author

You cannot go wrong with any book from this author. I prefer mystery plot s with cop verses bad guy or super guy against evil. But I did love this one that is half legal mystery and half good guy verses bad.

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  • Dave PS
  • Ellicott City, MD United States
  • 11-04-17

David Baldacci is back in full force

I always enjoy David Baldacci but this work is a monument to his writing skills and his storytelling ability. I loved the way he developed the characters in this book. Quite remarkable all the various twists and turns with all the intersecting characters and subplots. I couldn't stop listening.

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Volume issues

I very much enjoyed the story, but the volume/sound quality on the audiobook was varied and mostly very low.

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worst narrator I've ever heard

I can't say enough about the monotone droning on and on of this books reader. If I hadn't thought the story line was going to get better,(it did but barely)I would have stopped it. Took me many many restarts to get through it, had to stop or fell asleep. Don't listen to it with this narrator, not worth it.

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Outstanding story it kept me up all night <br />I road

Outstanding story it kept me up all night road 4 hundred mile to Detroit listen to it

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  • Andrea
  • Croton on Hudson, NY
  • 06-13-17

Story was good and intriguing

Surprise ending, good characters although some parts of the book dragged on. Overall a good read.

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  • Beetah
  • Virginia Beach
  • 05-12-17

good story.

it was a good story. However it was a little preachy and awfully predictable. the performance was very enjoyable and it was an easy listen

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Good story but narrator had an annoying rhythm

I think I would have enjoyed the story, if the narrator enjoyed telling it.

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Good Listen but

took me a few chapters to get use to the narrator. overall a good listen.

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