Search Results: "David Baldacci"


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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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THE KEEPER by David Baldacci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not a stand-alone episode, but definitely a pleaser for creature-feature fans. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Baldacci piles on the monsters as he sends Vega Jane and her hunky, clever sidekick Delph through the magical Quag in this follow-up to The Finisher (2014).Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN by David Baldacci
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A solid thriller—though someone tell the fact checker that Bulgaria was never part of the Soviet Union."
"The next time you go on R and R, pick a safer place than Paradise." Mysterian Baldacci (The Sixth Man, 2011, etc.) serves up a gently ironic tale of mayhem, this time set in idyllic Florida. Read full book review >

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SPLIT SECOND by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"Assembly-line legal thriller: flat characters, lame scene-setting, and short but somehow interminable action: a lifeless concoction."
Two defrocked Secret Service Agents investigate the assassination of one presidential candidate and the kidnapping of another. Read full book review >

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FACEOFF by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Promoting 'face-offs' pitting one author against another makes no sense since the goal here is cohesion. That said, this anthology handles its concept well."
Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie, Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, Ian Rankin's John Rebus and Lee Child's Jack Reacher are among the popular sleuths who mix it up in this story anthology from the International Thriller Writers trade group. Read full book review >

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ONE SUMMER by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"Baldacci's muscle-bound style doesn't do subtle: He is best at choreographing fight scenes, rescues and dire brushes with severe weather, all of which, thankfully, are here in abundance. Overall, though, the stilted language and trite sentimentalism are yawn-inducing."
Baldacci (Hell's Corner, 2010, etc.) departs from thriller mode to pen this often-maudlin tale of familial reinvention. Read full book review >

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DIVINE JUSTICE by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"Tighter than the writer's most recent efforts, but far from spellbinding."
Baldacci (The Whole Truth, 2008, etc.) moves his recurring Camel Club characters far enough offstage to let tough guy hero Oliver Stone take on a mean mountain town singlehandedly (for a while, at least) in something of the fashion of Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTORS by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A tepid follow-up to The Camel Club (2005), with few surprises."
Helped by a beautiful grifter, the "Camel Club"—the four-man band of conspiracy theorists—returns to battle a threat to national security. Read full book review >

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FREDDY AND THE FRENCH FRIES by David Baldacci
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Another bestselling author for adults tries for the youth market, with all too typically dismal results. Read full book review >

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THE FINISHER by David Baldacci
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Like many crossover efforts from name-brand authors: overstuffed and underinspired. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Baldacci takes a late and none-too-nimble leap aboard the children's-fantasy bandwagon with this tale of a rebellious teenager in a town surrounded by a monster-ridden forest. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTH MAN by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2011

"Authentic scenario, mystery piled on misdirection and more double-crosses than a tic-tac-toe tournament."
To keep al-Qaeda zealots, megalomaniac North Koreans with nukes and other bad guys at bay, gigabytes of real-time intelligence stream to the Wall, there to be collated and conceptualized by one man, the Analyst. Read full book review >

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HELL'S CORNER by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Strap on your Glock. Grab an extra magazine of shells. There's danger and excitement lurking around this Corner."
The Russian mafia, the Mexican drug cartel, billions of dollars and bombs targeting presidents and prime ministers combine to entrap John Carr (aka Oliver Stone) and the Camel Club into another quick-paced adventure. Read full book review >