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3.99995561533288 out of 53.99995561533288 out of 53.99995561533288 out of 53.99995561533288 out of 53.99995561533288 out of 5 4.00 (29,740 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781607883234
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In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night. Because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States. Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alan Richmond is the charming U.S. president with the power to commit any crime. And Jack Graham is the young attorney caught in a vortex between absolute truth and absolute power. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Baldacci brings an insider’s savvy to his tale.”

    New York Times

  • “Plenty of danger and surprises…Characters are complex and unpredictable enough to be interesting.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “David Baldacci is a terrific storyteller.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Baldacci…[is] a first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels right away and won’t let go until they’ve finished his enthralling yarn.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The dialogue grips the listener as Brick’s voice pulses with tension and deception. Baldacci’s first political murder mystery is just as satisfying now as when it was first printed.”

    AudioFile

  • “A page turning thriller...Baldacci combines all the needed elements: power, money, sex, intrigue, thwarted love, a few heroes, and more than a few villains.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Henderson | 2/16/2014

    " This was my first book by David Baldacci. I knew that he was an author I'd look for again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 2/16/2014

    " Could not put it down. The ending was a little anticlimatic, but it was a ride to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 2/16/2014

    " I always enjoy a Baldacci book when I want an easy read. This one did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/10/2014

    " This book was real good. Sometimes it was a little wordy, but it increased the anticipation throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/3/2014

    " And how it can corrupt completely! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Wheeler | 1/25/2014

    " Very simple - the movie was very good, the book is even better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janeene Timothy | 1/13/2014

    " Very interesting book on how much power the president of the United States has and what he can get away with. Some violence and violent sex. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/23/2013

    " I read this book several years ago before the movie came out with Clint Eastwood. The movie actually sticks pretty close to the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cameron | 12/17/2013

    " The author's use of profanity in this book is so over the top I stopped reading the book - first time I've done that in probably decades. He's turned what should be an appealing plot into trash. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Allcock | 12/15/2013

    " excellent beginning and set up. By the half way point all the protagonists appear to be in jeopardy in some way or another, but the 2nd half couldn't quite sustain the weight of expectations. good fun, recommended for easy beach reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/30/2013

    " Gripping story from beginning to end. A real page turner! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew Dickson | 9/30/2013

    " This books was just ridiculous. Popular fiction at its worst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggi O'Brien | 9/9/2013

    " Very engaging. Gt beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 9/2/2013

    " A fast paced political thriller.. Super Read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanetta | 8/26/2013

    " Good book! I saw the movie with Clint Eastwood years ago, but the book was much better... as usual :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 7/28/2013

    " Lots of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glynda | 4/17/2013

    " This was the first Baldacci book I read - VERY good plotline, held my interest. Much better than the movie version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stewart | 4/17/2013

    " One of Baldacci's best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chery | 1/26/2013

    " This is another fun read. Suspenseful and just entertaining. Does have some nasty stuff in it that I try to rush through or turn some pages but the story is really interesting and a fun beach read. How do people think of this stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 10/11/2012

    " I read this because some of my fellow thriller readers recommended this author and it wasn't bad, but not the best I have ever read.In my heart of hearts I love a quintessential English murder mystery best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel McCarthy James | 8/20/2012

    " I like legal thrillers. Cliched language, thin and unrealistic characters, dumb dialogue, but a well-constructed plot and a couple of half-way decent villains - one was almost three-dimensional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/25/2012

    " Fun read. Better than the movie and the movie was good. Reading my way through Baldacci's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Callie | 4/7/2012

    " I loved the story line of this book. It was very suspenseful and kept me guessing. I didn't love the graphic sex scenes and colorful language though so I don't plan on reading any more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 7/2/2011

    " Only three stars because it's formulaic. Nonetheless it's an action-packed pageturner with a satisfying end. Baldacci is both brutal and romantic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/17/2011

    " Never new how this was going to end. Then I wondered how the author would put all the pieces together. As always I loved David Baldacci's mystery. Very hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manugw | 6/15/2011

    " A WINNER

    Nice plot. The magic of the unpredictable unfolds throughout the whole story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 6/12/2011

    " David Baldacci writes what I would classify as beach literature -- really fun to read, but no depth whatsoever.

    Most of his novels are political thrillers.

    Baldacci is not a favorite writer of mine, but if you're in the mood for fun, easy and lightweight, this is your guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 6/8/2011

    " This book was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. There were a lot of surprises and twists that made it quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 6/6/2011

    " Didn't want to put this one down, very exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 4/19/2011

    " conspiracy theory/ political intrigue/suspense/ mystery... FUN. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 4/15/2011

    " The story was immediately enagaging, but ran out of gas after about 400 pages. The relationships between the characters seemed shallow. Unsatisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/3/2011

    " It's been a few months since I read this book but it started out very interesting and then like many movies started to get more and more ridiculous as the book went on. It was an easy and fairly entertaining read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 3/28/2011

    " I tried listening to this on a play away but it had too much graphic stuff. Couldn't continue on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janeene | 3/26/2011

    " Very interesting book on how much power the president of the United States has and what he can get away with. Some violence and violent sex. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.