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Absolute Power (original 1996; edition 1996)

by David Baldacci

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Title:Absolute Power
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Warner Books (1996), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 469 pages
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Absolute Power by David Baldacci (1996)

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I started this 469 page book last night and finished it today. I think you know I must have liked it!! ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I started this 469 page book last night and finished it today. I think you know I must have liked it!! ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I started this 469 page book last night and finished it today. I think you know I must have liked it!! ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
Kirja oli aluksi allekirjoittaneelle liian väkivaltainen, ja harkitsin sen kesken jättämistä. Se kuitenkin koukutti, ja luin sen nopeasti loppuun. Teos on väkivaltainen, ja saa varmaankin lukijansa epäilemään kahteen kertaan vallanpitäjiensä moraalisia taipumuksia kulissien takana. Välillä teos oli epäuskottava, mutta aiheellinen dystopia siitä, millaista pahimmassa tapauksessa USA:n presidentin ja hänen lähipiirinsä mielessä liikkuu. Yleistettävissä myös muihin valtaakäyttäviin tahoihin. Dekkari isolla D:llä. ( )
  Anniina_Ahlman | Jan 12, 2015 |
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"Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

        —LORD ACTON
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To MICHELLE, my dearest friend, my loving wife, my partner in crime, without you this dream would have remained a feeble glint in a weary eye.

To MY MOTHER AND FATHER, no parents could have done any more

To MY BROTHER AND SISTER, for putting up with a lot from their younger sibling and still always being there for me
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He gripped the steering wheel loosely as the car, its lights out, drifted slowly to a stop.
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Tijdens een klusje in een villawijk is inbreker Luther Whitney ongewild ooggetuige van een afgrijselijke scène: voor zijn ogen wordt een vrouw doodgeschoten, nadat haar stomdronken minnar heeft gepoogd haar te verkrachten. Het dodelijk schot wordt gelost door een veiligheidsagent, die verantwoordelijk is voor het leven van zijn baas. Zijn baas is niemand minder dan de President van de Verenigde Staten.... Tot zijn verbijstering moet Luther toezien hoe de presidentiële medewerkers alle sporen van de moord koelbloedig en systematisch, uitwissenLuther weet te ontsnappen, maar helaas niet onopgemerkt. Geschokt door deze manifestatie van corruptie en machtsmisbruik neemt hij zich voor het staatshoofd aan de schandpaal te nagelen.
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A two-bit their, on his retirement heist, finds himself trapped behind a one-way murder. Eyewitness to the President of the United States' killing a millionaire's wife.
.... he has the murder weapon
.... the  CIA knows it ...

Elsewhere, his almost son-in-law struggles w/ marrying an old=money girl he doesn't love and becoming an overnight partner in THE law firm.

A small town homicide detective (who rookied in NY) is handed the case of a lifetime and a monstrous decision....

And then there's the crook's daughter, a practicing PD
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Can the President get away with murder? The fictional answer to this question results in a fast-paced page turner that combines political intrigue with gritty, hard-boiled suspense

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:57 -0400)

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A cat burglar has evidence that links the President to the murder of the wife of a wealthy contributor.

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