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First Family

by David Baldacci

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First Family by David Baldacci
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2009
    464 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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It began with what seemed like an ordinary children's birthday party. Friends and family gathered to celebrate. There were balloons and cake, games and gifts.

This party, however, was far from ordinary. It was held at Camp David, the presidential retreat. And it ended with a daring kidnapping ... which immediately turned into a national security nightmare.

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were not looking to become involved. As former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, they had no reason to be. The FBI doesn't want them interfering. But years ago, Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now, Sean is the one person the First Lady trusts, and she presses Sean and Michelle into the desperate search to rescue the abducted child.

With Michelle still battling her own demons, and forces aligned on all sides against her and Sean, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the race to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define ... or defend.

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"Starred Review. Baldacci's careful plotting and confidant depictions of national security procedures make this a thinking man's thriller." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review." - Kirkus Reviews

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Bunty

The Hidden Truth of High Profile Families
David Baldacci has done it again after the novel 'Simple Genius'. Released in the year 2009 'First Family' reached the number one position on The New York Times Bestsellers List. The two secret agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were featured for the first time in Simple Genius. Baldacci is considered as the best producing thriller novel with his latest effort ' First Family'. It brings forward the complex plot which involves lot of action and drama in the lives of the President, First Lady and their extended family. A totally gripping crime thriller about a high prolific American family with multiple plots, gritty and complex characters. A book with a real page turner from the beginning to the end. Although the story ends with lot of twists, surprises, subterfuge and chilling climax.

Bunty

The Hidden Truth of High Profile Families
David Baldacci has done it again after the novel 'Simple Genius'. Released in the year 2009 'First Family' reached the number one position on The New York Times Bestsellers List. The two secret agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were featured for the first time in Simple Genius. Baldacci is considered as the best producing thriller novel with his latest effort ' First Family'. It brings forward the complex plot which involves lot of action and drama in the lives of the President, First Lady and their extended family. A totally gripping crime thriller about a high prolific American family with multiple plots, gritty and complex characters. A book with a real page turner from the beginning to the end. Although the story ends with lot of twists, surprises, subterfuge and chilling climax.

MichelleI

Don't waste your time!!
One of the worst books I have ever read!!

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David Baldacci Author Biography

David published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 32 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published five novels for younger readers.

A lifelong Virginian, David received his Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

While David is involved with several philanthropic organizations, ...

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