Absolute Power

Absolute Power

Paperback - 2010
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Set in Washington, D.C., this thriller explores an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy--a vicious murder involving the president, his mistress, and a coverup orchestrated by his zealously loyal chief of staff and the Secret Service.
Published: New York :, Vision,, 2010.
Edition: First oversized mass market edition.
ISBN: 9780446566568
044656656X
Branch Call Number: F BAL
Characteristics: xxii, 678 pages ;,19 cm.
Alternative Title: No time left.

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falconroom
Oct 05, 2016

Baldacci's first book, published after years of being rejected (why is this so often true?), became a huge hit. A well-written, entertaining thriller, with sympathetic characters. In fact, the characters are better-realized than in his more recent works. Atypically, he frequently refers to them by their first name; in later books he uses their surname; this makes them both more professional & harder to relate to. A very enjoyable, interesting & satisfying read.

I had to read this over 3 days, what a great plot. Unlike some of his novels, the characters have more insight into what is driving them to make some of their decisions. A vey interesting way for author to critique his government by exposing flaws in the presidential system through crime fiction.

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pkocha
Jul 02, 2016

Great book! It was difficult to set the book down as the twists and turns just kept coming.

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LearnDressage
Feb 18, 2016

Fantastic read! Exciting plot, dynamic characters and fast paced. Highly recommend!

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rahmmie
Apr 29, 2015

Excellent book. I still have a difficult time believing this was the first one by Baldacci. Very talented writer

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Publicmike
Dec 29, 2012

4.5 stars

MarilynBelleghem Jun 04, 2012

A Great Diversion

There are some leaders who believe they are above the law and they are the most dangerous. A riveting read for a holiday.

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jsonley
Mar 28, 2010

Interesting speculation on the possible abuse of presidential power should a man with no conscience gain the office. Also develops the theme "Just Following Orders" and applies to the Secret Service.

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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