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True Blue (edition 2009)

by David Baldacci

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Title:True Blue
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2009), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 464 pages
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A very good drama and thriller demonstrating the dark side of national security! Loved the characters –Mace Perry, kidnapped and drugged and spent two years in prison, losing everything including her badge. She is determined to solve the case and find her way back on the force. Her sister Beth is the police chief which cannot help her, while others have their own agenda to send Mace back to prison.

Loved Roy Kingman-- a young lawyer (past college basketball player), who aids the poor and discovers a dead body (one of the law partners-Diane) at his firm in the refrigerator. In addition, at the beginning Jamie Malden is also killed and they need to find the connection. Roy and Mace begin their secret investigation to uncover these secrets of the national capital. Along with way came colorful characters (the Captain-homeless vet and his Twinkies, Razor, and more) which gave the story some humor and some romance as well. Again, listened via audio and the sound effects and narrator were both excellent.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
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I had read a few books by David Baldacci, and thought they were OK, but this book disappointed me a bit.

The 'strong' female main character -who's only just released out of prison after being convicted for murder - is just so annoying!

The story itself, wasn't really anything special either. I must have read multiple books like this, and in the end it al become a bit of a blur. ( )
  Floratina | Sep 25, 2014 |
I struggled with this, though I did finish it. I just found the characters annoying and the plot even more unbelievable than thrillers normally are. ( )
  infjsarah | Sep 18, 2013 |
From Publishers Weekly This promising first in a new series from bestseller Baldacci (_First Family_) introduces Beth Perry, chief of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police, and Beth's younger sister, Mace Perry, a former police officer dubbed the Patty Hearst of the twenty-first century after she was seized by bandits, drugged and taken along on a series of armed robberies around Washington. Mace, who's just getting out of prison after serving a two-year sentence, is willing to risk everything to clear her name and reclaim her life as a cop by cracking a big case on her own. The rape-murder of a powerful lawyer as well as the killing of a prominent U.S. attorney provide Mace an opportunity to vindicate herself. While Baldacci draws his characters in bright primary colors, and some of the action reaches comic book proportions, he delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys. (Oct. 27)
Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review "Fast-paced and entertaining." (Kirkus on TRUE BLUE ) "[Baldacci] delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys." (Publishers Weekly on TRUE BLUE ) "Baldacci has proven his ability to write well-paced thrillers that combine crime and politics in locations ranging from mean streets to opulent mansions." (Booklist on TRUE BLUE ) ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Book held my listening interest...a crime whodunit in Washington DC with lots of twists that make it interesting. The thesis, the sister of the DC Chief of Police trying to get reinstated as a "blue," was a bit unbelievable--Connelly could have done better with that one. However, the characters seemed well developed to me. ( )
  buffalogr | Aug 28, 2013 |
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"True Blue" is an absorbing thriller with a powerful message, but readers are most likely to remember it for its superbly appealing protagonist. Perry is smart and street-tough, and her eye for the telling detail in an investigation is unerring. Let's hope she appears in a new Baldacci title soon. From a reader's perspective, it could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
 
Baldacci deftly ties [the] storylines together with a well-written and complex plot that will keep readers guessing at every turn. Hopefully, Mace and Roy will have an opportunity to turn up in a future Baldacci novel, as he has truly created some thoroughly engaging characters his fans will want to see more of.
 
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A former Washington D.C. police cop out to prove herself and a young lawyer from aprestigious law firm meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital--and what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.… (more)

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