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Absolute Power (Hardcover)

Author:  David Baldacci
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0446519960
ISBN-13: 9780446519960
Sku: 202033107
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  480
Age Range:  NA
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Can the President of the United States get away with murder? The fictional answer to this question has set the literary world on fire and transformed David Baldacci into a household name and overnight success. Going beyond the classic works of John Grisham and Robert Ludlum, Absolute Power combines the highest levels of political intrigue with big-money law, cutting-edge forensics, and the riveting search for a truth hidden within the power of the Oval Office.
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An unlikely witness threatens a high-level government cover-up--orchestrated by the Secret Service and a ruthlessly loyal White House chief-of-staff--of a brutal murder involving the president and his mistress. A first novel. Tour.
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While casing the safe in a billionaire's mansion, Luther Whitney witnesses the brutal murder of a woman. To further complicate matters, the woman is the mistress of the President of the United States. Immediately, the cover-up is set in motion by the president's most trusted aides...and Luther is running for his life.
Author Bio
David Baldacci
It's rare that former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush agree on anything, but both have publically proclaimed themselves fans of the bestselling novels of David Baldacci. Born (in 1960) and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Baldacci majored in political science at Virginia Commonwealth University before getting his law degree from the University of Virginia. He then practiced law in Washington D.C. for almost a decade, all the while trying to ignite his writing career by submitting short stories to various journals and publishers. After collecting rejection notices for several years, most people would likely surrender their dreams in frustration, but Baldacci decided to dive even deeper into his writing career by penning a novel, which eventually became the instant bestseller ABSOLUTE POWER. This remarkable debut showcases all of the literary stylings and plot elements that Baldacci has become best known for--sharply drawn characters testing their own morality as they become engaged in various levels of political intrigue. Several of his books document the high-stakes adventures of the Camel Club, a group of four political watchdogs who expose and undermine governmental conspiracies. While Baldacci's thrillers have become mainstays on bestseller lists worldwide, he has refused to settle into a niche churning out a formulaic series, instead exploring other genres in his critically-acclaimed books THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN and WISH YOU WELL. He is also a prominent philanthropist and, in 2002, Baldacci and his wife Michelle created the Wish You Well Foundation, a renowned charitable supporter of literacy programs.

Praise

New York Times Book Review
"Mr. Baldacci, a Washington-based attorney, brings an insider's savvy to his tale of unfolding political scandal." - Jean Hanff Korelitz 02/25/1996

Rapport
"This book is a top-notch thriller that will simultaneously entertain and horrify....the fact that this is a debut novel should have John Grisham looking nervously over his shoulder."

San Francisco Chronicle
"Fast-paced, authentic, and full of surprises."

People
"Lawyer-turned-novelist Baldacci cuts everyone's grass--Grisham's Ludlum's, even Patricia Cornwell's--and more than gets away with it."

USA Today
"'Absolute Power' delivers the goods in a well-paced, intricate book that just might catapult Baldacci into the front ranks of fiction writers."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0480
Product attributePublisher:   Grand Central Publishing
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