Search Results: "David Baldacci"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 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 WINNER by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"Too preposterous to work as feminine wish-fulfillment, too formulaic to be suspenseful. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
Irritatingly trite woman-in-periler from lawyer-turned-novelist Baldacci. Read full book review >

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TRUE BLUE by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Gracelessly written, often implausible and inescapably pulpy, but also fast-paced and entertaining."
Baldacci (Divine Justice, 2008, etc.) presents a law-enforcement sister act, curtain-raiser for a new series that has every chance of keeping the pot boiling. Read full book review >

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THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A book that will entertain some readers but won't linger after the final page."
Steel-jawed John Puller is back for another round with the bad guys in Baldacci's latest action thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SIMPLE TRUTH by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1998

"Just another big, silly book about lawyers. (First printing of 500,000)"
A tiresome potboiler in which an appeal to the US Supreme Court sets off a killing spree that produces enough corpses for each justice to go one-on-one. Read full book review >

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THE CAMEL CLUB by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Sure to be a bestseller, but the guy's phoning it in."
A lukewarm would-be potboiler of uninvolving intrigue about a kooky quartet of conspiracy theorists—one by the name of "Oliver Stone"—who witness the murder of a federal agent. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MILE by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Riddled with implausible situations and light on the research, this plodding tale is for die-hard Baldacci fans only."
Amos Decker, Baldacci's hulking former NFL player and one-time police investigator, is back for a case involving death row inmates, a brutal double murder, and a shattered sports career. Read full book review >