"Accomplished and amazing - one of the hottest reads around" - "Daily Mail." Set in Washington D.C., this fascinating thriller of unparalleled suspense dares to explore an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy: a vicious murder involving the US President and a cover-up orchestrared... show more
"Accomplished and amazing - one of the hottest reads around" - "Daily Mail." Set in Washington D.C., this fascinating thriller of unparalleled suspense dares to explore an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy: a vicious murder involving the US President and a cover-up orchestrared by his zealously loyal Chief of Staff and the Secret Service. But, unknown to the President and his lackeys, one unlikely witness saw everything. Trapped behind a two-way mirror in a country house in Maryland, Luther Whitney, a professional burglar, witnesses an event that destroys his faith in justice. By the time he escapes, pursued by two Secret Service agents, a young woman has been sexually assaulted, then shot dead. And a breathtaking cover-up has been set in motion. "Baldacci's prose is fluent and amazing ...this book is sure to make a killing"- "The Times." "A high-octane legal thriller. An almost Shakespearian study in the nature of evil - horror in its purest form" - "Spectator".
Publish date: 2003
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Pages no: 550
Edition language: English
4 starsThis is the current administration, minus the murders. Corruption, conspiracies, covering up felonies, it's all here. Poor Jack has no idea what he's in for when he decides to represent Luther when he's framed for murder. Yeow! Who can he trust. Absolutely nobody.full review to follow
By: David Baldacci Narrated by: Scott BrickLength: 19 hrs and 7 mins ASIN: B0032MTAJU Publisher: Hachette Audio Publication Date: 1/1/2010 Format: Audio My Rating: 4.5 Stars Not sure how I missed David Baldacci's first book, ABSOLUTE POWER! However, have seen the movie several times over the y...
Absolute Power by David BalducciBook summary interested me and I rarely read this type of book but like to switch things up every now and then.Luther has broken into houses and had served his time. Once he gets out he does it again a place where he was in before, with others.....Interesting to learn...
As popular thrillers go, this isn't badly written. Baldacci is a better writer judging from what I've read than a James Patterson or Dan Brown. Not high praise--just means he's not obviously eye-bleeding, but this is still reads as a generic pot-boiler. Nevertheless even Brown and Patterson have hel...
Excellent book with an excellent premise where a thief, in the course of a burglary witnesses the murder by Secret Service men to protect the President of the United States who is attacked in the course of a sexual encounter that gets out of hand. Once the decision is made to cover up the killing, I...