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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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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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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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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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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DELIVER US FROM EVIL by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2010

"The characters are paper thin, the plot twists mostly telegraphed, but the betting here is that the Baldacci army will once again show the stuff it's made of."
In Baldacci's 19th (True Blue, 2009, etc.), boy and girl monster-hunters meet cute. 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 >

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WISH YOU WELL by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Well-meant but not very well-written family saga."
A best-selling thriller author turns to down-home melodrama—with mixed results at best. 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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SIMPLE GENIUS by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2007

"Lamer than usual. Has the formula at last run thin enough to keep Baldacci off the bestseller list?"
Murders, kidnappings, international conspiracies, internecine warfare between alphabet agencies, mad scientists and, oh yes, buried treasure, as Baldacci pours it on. Read full book review >

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MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"Although the crimes and their perpetrators are far-fetched, readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again."
Perennial bestseller Baldacci unveils an offbeat hero with an unusual skill set and tragic past who takes on the evil mastermind behind a devastating school shooting. 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 >