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The Whole Truth (A. Shaw Book 1) by [David Baldacci]

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Nicolas Creel, a powerful and wealthy defense contractor, is also a megalomaniac who wants to start a world war, which would help improve the bottom line of his company. Shaw (and that’s the only name he is known by), an agent for a secret multinational intelligence agency, teams up with Katie James, a disgraced journalist, to thwart Creel’s plan. Bullets fly and bad guys die, as do a few innocent bystanders. McLarty’s reading is accomplished, and his precise tone alternates between quiet and measured and furious and fast paced. His strong characterizations make it easy to distinguish the players, and an echo tone effectively signals Shaw’s memories. However the intermittent background music, rather than heightening drama, is somewhat distracting but shouldn’t deter Baldacci fans. --Jeanette Larson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"When Baldacci is on fire, nobody can touch him."―Booklist (starred review)

"High-stakes action, shadowy government agencies, and [a] neo-Cold War backdrop . . . Baldacci pushes his plot ahead at such a blistering pace."―
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"Delicious . . . [a] roller-coaster adventure . . . an utterly enjoyable escapist page-turner."―
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"Baldacci boldly steps into the arena of international thriller and may have created his most explosive and hard-hitting story to date."―
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0011UCPM4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (April 22, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 22, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5482 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 497 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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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, "because every mom needs a break now and then.")

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 44 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 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.

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