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Something unusual which is probably simple. My feelings were unpleasant.

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There’s a kernel of a good story here. Major characters above are in the movie but the book’s end is different than the movie with Clint Eastwood. Absolute Power Hardcover The premise for the story was unique with Luther Whitney, a career burglar, inadvertently witnessing the president of the United States sleeping with, then beating the wife of a friend.

Fear By Bob Woodward. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Set in our nation’s capitol, the story begins with an unspeakable act committed by a man at the pinnacle of Washington power. I’ve enjoyed books by Baldacci in the past, but this one is awful. Luther had been in jail during Kate’s childhood which led to Kate being harsh on criminals, especially thieves and burglars.

At the sound of the explosion, the playing stopped as three pairs of eyes turned as one toward the house. More Books from this Author.

Watch videos abolute your favorite authors. No personal offense meant to anyone, but a pet peeve of mine is a mild distaste for when someone has two first names. 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.


Long suffering under Christopher’s unfaithful ways, Rosemary is tried, convicted and executed. Sep 17, James Glass rated it really liked it.

Meanwhile, Jack Graham, balxacci a public defender and now a high-powered corporate attorney, gets drawn into the case because the on-the-lam burglar just happens to be the father of his former financee, a crusading Virginia prosecutor.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [What is the very ending of the epilogue all about?

Absolute Power

Yet, David Baldacci provided clever and plausible new evidence that made sense once it was revealed. In Pieces By Sally Field. The part of this book I disliked the most is the lack of Luther being in it. I appreciated the in depth character development and Baldacci’s unique descriptive voice. Forgive and Forget By Patricia Scanlan.

Does he even know what idea he wishes to convey about his characters or the situations in which they find themselves most baladcci the time? I was about pages into in when I started on my trip of 1 one hour flight, 1 one hour layover and 1 absolue hour flight.

The characters are flat and ster This was my first audio book. Forget, for a moment, the clumsy use of the passive voice in the first sentence, and focus instead on the bizarre description of three people as “three pairs of eyes.

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is an easy read but I never identified with any of the characters which almost always prevents me from getting lost in a book. What I did not like, however, was the crass sexual content and language. This article does not cite any sources. For what it is it is pretty much a 5-star thing, but in my opinion it is hardly daavid.


Nov 27, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had problems with the narrator Scott Brick. Whitney is a professional burglar who got caught three times.

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. They are abxolute rough sex that gets out of hand and as the woman is about to attack the man with ravid letter opener, the door bursts open and two Secret Service men enter.

I hope this uneven treatment is only because it’s the author’s debut work and that in his later books, he manages to strike that magic balance between reality and entertaining fiction. And the final sentence is terrible. This page was last edited on 4 Januaryat Also the detective was valdacci smart enough and trusted the wrong people which caused more bad things to happen.

Weer een nieuwe schrijver die op mijn lijst staat kende hem niet maar vond het boek goed.