Buy used:
$16.00
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Tuesday, Dec 14 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by Dholly Loyal
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: 100% Guaranteed satisfaction. This book has been sanitized for your safety. Pristine condition. Appears to have never been read. Ships straight from Amazon.
<Embed>
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Whole Truth Hardcover – April 22, 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$16.00
$16.00 $1.36

Books with Buzz
Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more

Special offers and product promotions

  • Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Usually a sophisticated plotter, bestseller Baldacci (Absolute Power) offers a story line and villain on a par with an average James Bond film in what's billed as his first international thriller. Nicholas Creel, the head of the Ares Corporation, a huge defense contractor, hires a perception management firm to start a second cold war by planting fake news stories on the Internet about Russian atrocities. The propaganda campaign soon turns violent with the massacre of the members of a London think tank, the Phoenix Group, apparently by a Russian hit team. Creel hopes that the Phoenix Group's links with the Chinese government will lead to war between Russia and China as well as feed a worldwide arms race that will profit his company. A shadowy operative, A Shaw, whose fiancée perished in the London attack, allies himself with a disgraced female journalist in an effort to thwart Creel's evil plot. While some readers may find it a stretch that a resurgent Russia should so easily overshadow all other world crises, Baldacci in an author's note makes an eloquent case for the very real threat of perception management. (Apr. 22)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

Baldacci masterfully plays on the American paranoia in the wake of the War on Terror in this bizarre international thriller. “Remember Constantin” is the battle cry du jour across America after a frightening piece of video makes the rounds on the Internet. In it, Constantin, a young Russian, claims that the release of the video means he has been executed by the Russian Federation. The fear of a return to the cold war is so palpable that nations across the globe are preparing for the worst. But is it a hoax? Nicolas Creel, the Machiavellian head of the largest defense contractor in the U.S., and his buddy Dick Pender, the image-maker (think evil, cartoonish versions of Cheney and Rove, respectively), are hell bent on keeping the terror levels high so that they become the ultimate go-to guys. But Shaw—that’s it, our hero’s name’s just Shaw—has other plans and risks his life and limb in order to keep the peace. Shaw answers to a secret global intelligence agency, and though he’s not too keen on their tactics, either, he’s determined to stay with the good guys, however negligible the distinction may be. Meanwhile journalist Katie James is after the “whole truth” behind this twisted version of king of the hill. Baldacci’s ability to make international intrigue light and readable is uncanny. It hovers on the verge of superhero nonsense, but the dialogue snaps forth on cue, the plot never slows, and the ending packs a genuine punch. Read-alikes? Tom Clancy, of course. --Mary Frances Wilkens

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0446195979
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (April 22, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0446507989
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0446195973
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.27 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 1.25 x 9.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619 ratings

Holidy gift cards with one-day free shipping

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she'd given him the notebook to keep him quiet, &quot;because every mom needs a break now and then.&quot;)

David published his first novel, ABSOLUTE POWER, in 1996. A feature film followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 41 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into over 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. David has also published seven novels for younger readers.

David received his Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

David is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the United States.

David and his family live in Virginia.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
4,619 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
Verified Purchase
26 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2019
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2015
Verified Purchase
27 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2020
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Alec
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Unbelievable!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2018
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Philip Spick
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing on what should have been good.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 23, 2020
Verified Purchase
s symington
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish. Great disappointment.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2018
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Page-Turner'
4.0 out of 5 stars It took a bit...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 8, 2021
Verified Purchase
RJR
4.0 out of 5 stars Different for David Baldacci
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2016
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse