Search Results: "David Baldacci"


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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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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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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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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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TOTAL CONTROL by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 1997

"A talky, tedious tale of an unlikely heroine's desperate life on the run, longer on confusion than suspense or narrative coherence. (Main selection of the Literary Guild; $500,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
In a hugger-mugger attempt to follow up his bestselling Absolute Power (1996), Baldacci pits a young widow against corporate villains who want her silenced at all costs. 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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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 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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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 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 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 >