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3.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 5 3.37 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781600247705
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Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars. Then Roy Kingman enters her life.

Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital.

Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With its full roster of slimy capital characters, [True Blue] offers dangers all its own. Another taut nail-biter.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • ...Baldacci fans will love it. Sound Commentary
  • “[A] promising first in a new series...While Baldacci draws his characters in bright primary colors, and some of the action reaches comic book proportions, he delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Baldacci has proven his ability to write well-paced thrillers that combine crime and politics in locations ranging from mean streets to opulent mansions.”

    Booklist

  • “Fast paced and entertaining.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Djm Meltzer | 2/13/2014

    " Eh mildy entertaining, not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne Michael | 2/13/2014

    " this book has constant anticipation. the version i have is an audio book and i cant wait to get in the car to finish it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/11/2014

    " Classic Baldacci. Hope there is a sequel. As with his other books, I liked the characters very much and enjoyed the dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/3/2014

    " My parents brought this book over with many others that my dad had read for me to read. Over all I liked this book. It started off a little slow but once it got going had a pretty good story line with many twist that I didn't see coming. It is a story about two sisters one who is the cheif of police and one who was a cop but got set up and will now do anything to get back on the police force. I had a hard time once it all started to fall into place because I could not wait to see how it all played out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 1/31/2014

    " What a disappointment. Only Baldacci book I didn't like. Tired plot. Cardboard characters. Unbelievable dialogue. Bring back the Camel Club! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie G | 1/30/2014

    " Good female cop story with an undertone of crazy national security folks. I hope that national security part is not true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 1/23/2014

    " new story, new characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqy | 1/20/2014

    " Just started reading this book. I really like his work. This looks like it's going to be as good as his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/9/2014

    " It's a good read. I grabbed it for a flight. I had to take breaks as it's almost too detailed with some of the unimportant characters. The premise is about a female cop and how she refuses to give up on a case and settle with the easy guilty verdict, she fights for the truth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/9/2014

    " A disgraced cop tries to get her reputation and job back by solving 2 murders. A little too conspiracy theory, cover-up, big brother for me, but it was a fast-paced action thriller. The best part was the sister bond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trudy | 12/21/2013

    " I liked this book. I like strong female characters (even if they are written by a man...) and I always like it when the bad guys get their butts kicked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 12/15/2013

    " my rating is really 3 1/2! great conspiracy theory mystery, baldacci does not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 12/13/2013

    " Did not really feel sucked in like with other Baldacci books - plot was predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara Hornstrom | 12/12/2013

    " I like detective stories. This was a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 12/2/2013

    " Not the typical "light" reading I usually go for, but I found it hard to put down once I started it. It flowed nicely; at no part did I think "I'm going to stop this because I can't get into it". I would try other books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 11/24/2013

    " Pretty typical David Baldacci book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 11/6/2013

    " An exciting police thriller with strong women as protagonists. Seems too close to the truth of our present world for comfort, scarily enough. Will make wild ride as a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 11/4/2013

    " another great Baldacci novel that kept me awake! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Butler (Consolvo) | 10/23/2013

    " Love Badacci's books, I haven't read one I didn't like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 10/11/2013

    " My reaction all the way through was that the storyline was more than a little contrived. Not Baldacci's strongest, but an ok read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Mateo | 6/13/2013

    " First book I've gotten by this author. LOVED it. Real simple, quick read. I listened to it on audiobook and loved the sound effects they'd occasionally put in.. It was like listening to old time radio. Worth a quick, intense summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 5/25/2013

    " Baldacci can really write a story !!! "

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

    " I liked it. A lot. There were only two plot twists that I figured out before they happened. Overall; EXCELLENT book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine | 1/27/2013

    " I love using my "old noggin'" for this one. It had everything-mystery, romance, great character development, action and comedy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margi Gupton | 1/16/2013

    " I am presently reading this book, will comment when I'm done "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana | 10/13/2012

    " My least favorite Baldacci book yet...and that's coming from someone who enjoys a tough female character. This just didn't work for me. I could see where the author was going way too early, the characters seemed one-dimensional and cliche. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kariann | 8/24/2012

    " This book is full of cheap thrills with a strong set of characters. It's the perfect kind of reading for the gym or airplane, but don't expect to get much out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Norsworthy | 7/4/2012

    " Good book - ending seemed unfinished - perhaps a sequel? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyce | 2/16/2012

    " Looks like Baldacci setting himself up for another new series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 12/11/2011

    " Two new characters to look forward to in future Baldacci books. Mace and Beth are great additions. Looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 8/5/2011

    " I really liked this book! Kept me very ingrossed. It was over 600 pages long in Large print! A little daunting but I did it! There aren't many Baldacci books I haven't liked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecily | 6/23/2011

    " This was the first of Baldacci's books that I listened to. I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Basiaev | 5/23/2011

    " Mace Perry was a cop in the DC Police Force till kidnapped and framed for a crime. Afater her release from jail, her police chief sister trys to help her. Mace and a lawyer, Roy, start invesitgating together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 5/17/2011

    " Just couldn't take to this one altho I usually really enjoy his books. For me this read as a run of the mill nothing special storey, unlkie his other books there was no real depth to it.disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 4/27/2011

    " A fun, conspiracy plot read. I like how he didn't wrap up the ending all pretty with a bow on top. Much more realistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 4/16/2011

    " I found this book to be a bit disappointing compared to Baldacci's other efforts. There were flaws in the writing and the story took quite awhile to develop into anything. There was good character development, but sometimes I felt Mace's persona was exaggerated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Racquel | 4/16/2011

    " I enjoyed the book. I thought that it flowed real nice and kept me on the edge of my seat. I thought the author also paid very good attention to detail. I kind of wish that there had been a better twist at the end though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 4/15/2011

    " Not bad. Lots of intrigue. I like it when an author doesn't always feel there needs to be a happy ending. All along I couldn't see where all could work out right and thankfully so did Mr. Baldacci. "

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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

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.