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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (592 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack McClure / Alli Carson Novels Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781427205193
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An explosive new political thriller by Eric Van Lustbader, the New York Times bestselling author of The Testament and The Bourne Betrayal

Jack McClure lost his daughter. Now it's his job to make sure the president-elect doesn't lose his.
For eight years, America has been led by a president hell-bent on aggressive foreign policy and re-building the nation on Christian values. A new administration is on its way in, but the president has a few power moves left to see his legacy solidified. Moderate conservative Edward Carson is taking the reins, hoping to set America on a new course. But weeks before Inauguration Day, Carson's daughter, Alli, goes missing from her college dormitory.

Jack McClure is an ATF agent who recently lost his daughter in a terrible accident...and Jack's daughter was Alli's roommate. When the president-elect chooses him to lead the search for the first daughter, Jack approaches the quest fiercely. The investigation leads him onto the path of a dangerous and calculating man. Someone whose actions are as cold as they are intelligent. A man whose reach is seemingly infinite.

Faith, redemption, and political intrigue play off one another as McClure journeys into the path and mind of a calculating genius who always manages to stay one step ahead of him. And Jack will soon discover that this man has affected his life in more ways than he ever realized.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Richard Ferrone's versatile vocal range and skill are a good match for this suspenseful story...With careful pacing and understatement, Ferrone blends action and suspense to produce an unforgettable thriller. AudioFile

  • Adroitly knits a tale of political intrigue ... Recommended for all fiction collections. Library Journal
  • Rarely have I read a book that grabs you so fast in the opening scene (and, oh, how it grabs!), then keeps up the pace until the very last page. Goodbye sleep; hello First Daughter. Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Sleeping Doll and The Broken Window
  • A terrific story, swift-moving and thought-provoking, but told with a depth and tenderness that will last long after you have closed the final page. Anne Perry, New York Times Bestselling author of At Some Disputed Barricade
  • Action, suspense and politics blended to perfection by a master. Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
  • I've long been a fan of Eric Van Lustbader, and he's at his heart-pounding best with First Daughter, a timely and frightening political thriller. If election year politics aren't already exciting enough for you, here are the chills you've been looking for. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake
  • From the opening chapter, First Daughter smashes the sound barrier of psychological tension, action and suspense. The story hits Mach 5 and never slows down. I hope we see more of ATF agent Jack McClure. Outstanding! Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Blasphemy
  • A seductive, sophisticated, authentic thriller. Finely conceived--brilliantly executed. Eric Van Lustbader's legion of fans will be both pleased and enhanced by this terrific story, terrifically told, by a master who knows how to manipulate the reader in fiendishly exciting ways. Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Venetian Betrayal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/17/2014

    " Good read. The author has a knack for ending at just the right place so you can't stop reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catharine | 1/30/2014

    " This title may end up in my list of the 10 worst books I've read in my lifetime. Usually I can find something good to say about a book. The highest praise I can muster for this one is to say the binding is tight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Sapp | 1/19/2014

    " Really enjoying the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 1/18/2014

    " I have the rest of the series, but after reading this one, I haven't made the effort to move the rest up in my list. Compared to his writing in the Robert Ludlum/Jason Bourne novels and his collaborations with Clive Cussler, the one wasn't as intriguing as the rest. It could be just a slow start to the series and I fully intend to finish out the series with an open mind, but if this one was any indication of what is to come, I have a feeling completion of the First Daughter series will either take a long time or just seem as if it does. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 1/15/2014

    " gave it one star so you can see i read it. never read lustbader. if this is typical i wonder how desperate people are for hardcover novels. were it edited it might make a good story for ellery queen's mystery magazine. i threw it in the recycling bin and will give the library a buck to cover my guilt. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 1/13/2014

    " I used to like reading this author, however, I found it difficult to get into this book. While the plot was fine in general, the story didn't really flow well for me and I often put the book down to do something else. I also didn't appreciate that the author either took too much literary license with real geographic places or didn't do enough research. Some readers may not care about such things but if a story is to be credible for me to enjoy it, botched place names and descriptions isn't going to cut it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tess | 1/11/2014

    " Typical Van Lustbader... carrying on in the style of Ludlum... entertaining, intelligent, suspenseful. Up until the last tiny space of pages it is impossible to 'solve'. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 12/15/2013

    " What I learned from this book: if you're dyslexic, you can communicate with dead people! Who knew?!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/10/2013

    " I gave this book only 3 stars due to the preachy nature of the book. I am however looking toward his other works. My full review may be read on my book review blog Rundpinne "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill | 9/25/2013

    " This book is overloaded with religious content. The key protagonist was extremely interesting, so I might try another book in the series. Perhaps the religious theme was only a one-off. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 5/31/2013

    " Despite a wonderful opening, First Daughter is too slow and just too silly- dyslexia does not give you the superpowers Lustbader thinks it does and people do not act like that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 1/10/2013

    " While I loved the premise of this book. It was very hard to follow, the sentences were very choppy and the flashbacks hard to keep track of from paragraph to paragraph. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marcelle | 11/24/2012

    " Not very good. Too much jumping around - never really made sense to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 8/16/2012

    " ok not my most fave "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 7/10/2012

    " Very good. Would like to read more of his books. Deals well and builds up relationships between people in a realistic way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jan Kessler | 12/11/2011

    " Hated it! Confusing, and preposterous at times. "

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

    " A decent who-done-it. Multiple plot twists. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phaedra221 | 4/23/2011

    " Not one of the better van Lustbader books. Had to force myself to keep reading until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/27/2011

    " I enjoy a real page turner and this is one! Great characters, fast action, good plot- what more can a mystery reader want?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 3/11/2011

    " interested me enough to read the next book in the series. only thing that annoyed me was that lustbader kept referring to a special ability of jack mcclure but didn't really touch on it enough. still, it was a good read for me...kept me busy from the flight back from mardi gras :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/1/2011

    " I'm almost done, but I think I'm throwing in the towel. What a lame book. I could care less what happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/23/2011

    " I only gave it 3 stars because I'm not an espionage fan. Don't really know why I picked it up..... I think Lustbader was thinking "screenplay" instead of novel. Would be a great screenplay.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 10/19/2010

    " With the exception of the language, I thought this was one of Van Lustbader's best books. Kept my interest throughout with a couple of major twists at the end. Recommend to anyone who likes political intrigue--US vs. US and US vs. Russia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 10/8/2010

    " Complex intrigue, action packed, with fascinating science and technology added for intellectual stimulation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 9/23/2010

    " I was tempted to abandon this book after about 60 pages. But I kept at it until I finished it. Wish I had gone with my first impression. The focus of the book seems somehow irrelevant to the overall background of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vannessagrace | 7/4/2010

    " The Last Snow isn’t your typical spy novel because it actually follows today’s politics quite closely. Reading it reminds me of what’s going on today with the current two political parties. Last Snow gives you pause to think about truth and untruths and what politics is really about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 7/2/2010

    " Not as good as Ludlam,I liked First Daughter, but this one was lacking. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Ninja and The Testament. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. He has also written several novels in Robert Ludlum’s highly successful Bourne series, including The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, and others. Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education. 

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.