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Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power (original 1996; edition 2010)

by David Baldacci

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Title:Absolute Power
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Vision (2010), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 704 pages
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Absolute Power by David Baldacci (1996)

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Hoewel het uitgangspunt licht ongeloofwaardig is, bezorgt dit verhaal me echt veel leesplezier. Ik denk dat ik maar vaker iets van hem ga lezen. ( )
  weaver-of-dreams | Aug 1, 2023 |
Absolute Power is a good story that was well researched. It is a story about the president of the US and what his staff went through to cover-up his horrendous behavior. There are moments of sadness, heartache and happy both with the characters and the reader. It is a well researched book. The book received four stars in this review. ( )
  lbswiener | Apr 16, 2023 |
First edition as new
  dgmathis | Mar 15, 2023 |
As of 2023 have 23 Baldachi hardbound books ( )
  earthwind | Jan 27, 2023 |
I'm not a big Baldacci fan but a friend gave me the book. In typical Baldacci style, the book was very wordy and descriptive. Basically a rich old man has a sexy, young trophy wife who conveniently gets ill right before a trip out of the country. A cat burglar breaks into the mansion to rob the closet safe which is hidden behind a two way mirror. The burglar is in the safe when the old man's wife walks into the room with the president of the U.S. who is totally drunk. A fight ensues and the president starts beating the young woman who stabs the president with a letter opener. The Secret Service guards barrel in and shoot the woman leaving the bloody letter opener behind with both the couple's finger prints on it. The burglar has seen all of this and makes off with the letter opener. The rest of the book is full of plot twists and murder as the cover up and blackmail begins. The book kept me interested and reading as I rooted for the burglar. I'd give the book 5 stars if it wasn't so over filled with unnecessary description. ( )
  Connorz | Jan 4, 2023 |
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"Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

        —LORD ACTON
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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Hachette Book Group

5 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0446603589, 0446519960, 0446677418, 044656656X, 160788321X


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