Absolute Power [David Baldacci] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a. Casting the president of the United States as a crazed villain isn’t a new idea– Fletcher Knebel worked it 30 years ago, in Night of Camp David–but in this sizzler. Set at the heart of political power in Washington DC, Absolute Power was the book which launched David Baldacci’s career as a worldwide bestseller of thrilling.

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He had next to no dialogue, other than internal. So it was difficult seeing the characters NOT as the actors – I failed. It was not clever, and it really left me sitting in my car going – that’s it? When he’s breaking into a house of a wealthy family in Washington, D.

So, in the end, this is a solid page-turner. Hardcover More Formats Paperback. Before he can leave, the wife comes home into the bedroom with a lover Alan, who happens to be the President of the United States. Jul 30, Stephan rated it really liked it Shelves: New meaning to the wrong place, at the wrong time. If you have missed his first novel, highly recommend the audio, narrated by Scott Brick.

Trapped behind a two-way mirror in a country house in Maryland, Luther Whitney, a professional burglar, witnesses an event that destroys his faith in justice.

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A character seems to experience a number of emotions–none of which are specifically described–before eventually experiencing none. I felt like there were too many subplots and it didn’t get all wrapped and tied together neatly like in some other authors’ books.

It is in essentials a absolyte of an any man opposing the very rich, the very powerful and coming out on top.

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Feb Hardcover May Paperback. I wanted it davir be over. Alan Richmond is the charming U. Welp, I finally got around to reading the book that started it all. This book held my interest from start to finish and I had a hard time putting it down.

A veteran burglar chooses the wrong mansion to rob on the wrong night and witnesses the President of the United States trying to kill his sex partner and his secret service agents finishing the job. Alan Richmond is the charming U. May 19, kartik narayanan rated absloute really liked it. I spotted a 20th Anniversary edition of Baldacci’s first book in my local library and realised that I had never read it although I had seen the Clint Eastwood film A well constructed plot idea in the first place and well written for a first novel, the baldwcci is probably a little too long and the ending does not really build to a crescendo, so 4 stars for me not quite 5.

See More New Releases. I loved this book, it grabbed me from the start and made me want to continue reading. The characters ar Welp, I finally got around to reading the book that started it all. He contacts an old friend, Jack Graham, who is a successful attorney and tells him he “may” need his services in the future, but tells him nothing about what he saw.

Absolute Power

I know that is lame to some and that sometimes that type of language is used to define a character, but it shouldn’t be every character. Set in Washington D. And Jack Graham is the young attorney, caught in a vortex between the bakdacci truth — and I am not getting into spoilers but let’s just say that when you read it, you will be wondering what the abldacci of the third act was.

The President of the country uses all his resources to cover up a murder blamed on a witness whose identity is unknown to him, but he knows he is out there. The premise for the story was unique with Luther Whitney, a career burglar, inadvertently witnessing the president of the United States sleeping with, then davi the wife of a friend.

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I had problems with the narrator Scott Brick. Can Gloria testify against president? Quotes from Absolute Power.

One night I had trouble sleeping because I was anxious and worried ab I did not enjoy the hopeless, helpless, anxious, unlucky, victim feel for most of the book. The evil POTUS had the upper hand all the way and the good guys limped their way to the finishing line. You can catch it now – every once in awhile – on late night cable.

May 25, Miriam Smith rated it it was amazing. See all 4 questions about Absolute Power…. We all think of him as the successful, talented author he is, and the place he cavid earned in the literary world, as an award- winning author. I found myself a few times pulled out of the story and asking when the plot was going to move forward.

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

September Learn how and when to remove this template message. But tomorrow, you got another chance to get it right.

Bladacci does an excellent job with his debut novel as the Secret Service try to cover their tracks and Luther tries to set something up that would reveal bqldacci President’ part in the woman’s murder.