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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Book Review: Absolute Power by David Baldacci

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.

1 comment:

seamhead gypsy said...

Welcome aboard the Baldacci train. You are in for quite a treat if you read more of his works. In addition to his usual thrillers or suspense novels I highly recommend you read One Summer, The Christmas Train, and Wish You Well. They're different from his others but just as good of a read. The Hit is his newest. I would think that he would be putting out another book sometime around the end of the year or early next year. Glad you enjoyed Absolute Power!