Book synopsis at Good Reads
In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall.
Then the passion turns deadly, and Luther is running into the night.
He has just seen a brutal murder involving Alan Richmond, the president of the United States, the man with... "Absolute Power."
My review at Good Reads
5 of 5 stars
David Baldacci is a writer who was suggested to me at different times by both a cousin by marriage and cousin by blood who have never met. I figured if I was getting the same suggestion from both sides of my family, it was a pretty safe bet I’d like his work. So I chose an old book of his to try it out. Now I want to read more. I owe a HUGE thanks to my cousins!
The action starts on the first page and the reader starts to draw opinions about the characters right off the bat. I surprised myself at who the good guys and bad guys were. As you can imagine from the teasing synopsis there are many characters involved in this night of passion/night “on the job” gone terribly wrong. Baldacci introduces each of them in a way that does not get confusing and the main players have depth.
The book is full of action and I kept coming to chapters that totally dispelled the way I thought it would end. And I reformed those opinions because the twists made sense in the story. It kept me on the edge of my comfy reading seat, smiling and cheering, moaning and cursing.
After a string of books I wasn’t happy with, I know who the writer will be for the next book I read. One down and a library to go.