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The Baldacci First Five Download Set comprises:
In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night. Because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.
Luther Whitney is the career break-in artist who's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alan Richmond is the charming U.S. president with the power to commit any crime. And Jack Graham is the young attorney caught in a vortex between absolute truth and... ABSOLUTE POWER
The first of the blockbuster thrillers by David Baldacci. The book that will change the way you think about Washington-and power-forever.
Sidney Archer has the world. A husband she loves. A job at which she excels, and a cherished young daughter. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes. And suddenly there is no one whom Sidney Archer can trust.
Jason Archer is a rising young executive at Triton Global, the world's leading technology conglomerate. Determined to give his family the best of everything, Archer has secretly entered into a deadly game of cat and mouse. He is about to disappear -- leaving behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths, an air-crash investigation team that wants to know why the plane he was ticketed on suddenly fell from the sky, and a veteran FBI agent who wants to know it all.
From Seattle to Washington, D.C., from New Orleans to Maine, the hunt for Jason Archer follows a trail as complex as the world he lived and worked in -- a world of enormously powerful computers, a multimillion-dollar takeover deal, titanic financial standoffs, artificial intelligence, and the Internet. With brilliant minds colliding, ruthless men waging battles of intimidation, rainmakers going toe-to-toe with killers, and security specialists making a fortune trying to plug the holes, the startling truth behind Jason Archer's disappearance explodes into a sinister plot with the murder of the country's single most powerful individual.
And soon Archer's wife, Sidney, aided by the relentless and sharp-eyed FBI agent Lee Sawyer, will plunge straight into the violence that is leaving behind a trail of dead bodies and shocking, exposed secrets...
In Total Control David Baldacci pulls out all the stops. Here is a novel that displays a breathtaking inside knowledge of the legal, financial, and high-tech fields as well as a master storyteller's gift for suspense and unforgettable characters -- from the courageous Sidney Archer to the egomaniacal head of Triton Global, to the soft-spoken computer genius who is the company's number-one asset. And with a plot that astounds from the first page to the last, Total Control achieves total success. For this is by far the biggest, richest, and most satisfying thriller of the year.
A Main Selection of The Literary Guild and of Doubleday Book Club
Critical Acclaim for New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci:
"A first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by the lapel and won't let go until they're finished."
An astounding premise and a heroine unlike any other: a tough, dirt-poor young woman about to become....The Winner
LuAnn Tyler is a twenty-year-old unwed mother in Rikersville, Georgia, a woman who can use her fists as well as her wits, a woman striving to escape an abusive relationship and a life of endless poverty. Suddenly, under the pretense of giving her a decent job, a mysterious Mr. Jackson makes her an offer he thinks no one can refuse: a guarantee to be the next winner of the $100 million national lottery.
Introducing the most inspiring heroine in recent fiction, and one of the most sinister criminal minds ever created, Jackson. The Winner is vintage Baldacci...an intelligent, action-packed thriller that moves as fast as the little numbered lottery balls that hold so many fragile dreams.
Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.
One man--a local private investigator named Lee Adams--has come to the house on the orders of his client. Another man, a hired killer, stakes out the house on orders from his powerful paymasters. And the witness, Faith Lockhart, is coming to tell the FBI everything she knows about the powerful lobbyist with whom she has worked, a man who manipulates U.S. government policy and who, in the process, made some very dangerous enemies.
Then, before Faith can tell her story, the hit man pulls the trigger and the wrong victim falls. Now Faith Lockhart is on the run--from the most dangerous people in America--with Lee Adams, a man she doesn't know, yet must trust. A relentless chase novel that unfolds as both the FBI and a killer search for Faith and Lee, this is also a searing and utterly suspenseful tale of power gone mad in Washington, and of one woman's desperate attempt to break out of a web of corruption and terror that reaches much further than even she can know. In the hands of master storyteller David Baldacci, Saving Faith elevates the thriller to a new level and poses stunning questions about the rules we live by, the rules we are governed by--and what happens when some people make rules of their own....
The Simple Truth:
Bestselling author David Baldacci leads you behind the scenes of the U.S. Supreme Court to witness a battleground of egos, intellects, and power. Here brilliant young attorney Pike Fiske is an accomplished, admired clerk to a Supreme Court Justice. His colleague Sara Evans clerks for a female Court justice who is powerfully connected to Congress. Both Mike and Sara, whose career seems to have limitless possibilities, are about to become irrevocably trapped in a struggle that will link a convicted murderer to the Court.
Far from the imposing facade of the High Court in a Virginia military prison, Rufus Harms is just one more lifer claiming innocence. Convicted of killing a girl on an army base twenty-five years ago, Harms smuggles a desperate letter out of his prison cell. It's a bombshell—an appeal to the Supreme Court—that claims he was forced to commit murder.
From scenes of swift, savage violence to scenes of the cloistered, intricate workings of the High Court itself, The Simple Truth is passionate, brawling, and electrifying—and as vividly courageous as only the truth can be...
David Baldacci was born in Virginia, in 1960, where he currently resides. He has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a law degree. He practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate attorney.
David Baldacci's books have been publicly discussed and/or read by everyone from Howard Stern and Don Imus to Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, from George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to Charlie Rose and Larry King.
Baldacci has made many television and radio appearances and has been featured in numerous national and international publications.