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The Simple Truth is a tense courtroom drama with a fast-paced plot from best-selling author David Baldacci.

As a young conscripted soldier, Rufus Harms was jailed for the brutal killing of a schoolgirl. Yet after 25 hard years of incarceration, a stray letter from the US Army reveals new facts about the night of the murder - and the evil secret shared by some of Washington's most powerful men. Fearful for his life, Harms seizes his one chance to escape. But within hours the only people who knew about the appeal have been hunted down and eliminated.

As the unknown assassins close in on Harms, ex-cop turned criminal attorney John Fiske is drawn into the web. His younger brother is already a victim; the woman he loves is under threat. For the truth and the chance of a future, he will never give up the fight. But for both men, time is already running out. Their enemy is buried deep within the system and completely ruthless when protecting the truth....

©2017 David Baldacci (P)1998 Hachette Audio

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  • Carole Smalllwood
  • 07-18-17

Lots of twists and turns

I enjoyed this book and the narrator definitely added to that.
It has stood the test of time fairly well

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  • barry holloway
  • 05-21-18

Fantastic

Another fantastic Baldacci novel with all the twists and turns you expect from this superb author.

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  • Churchill1940
  • 09-02-17

An excellent and incremental Story. when Ends.

A different kind of thriller that 's intriguing as well as a wonderful story.

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  • Barrie
  • 02-27-18

Great story

I enjoyed the book and the narrator was excellent. Up to the standard we expect from Baldacci. I challenge the reader ro guess the ending.