Absolute Power by David Baldacci

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In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and Luther is running into the night. Because what he has just seen is a brutal murder involving Alan Richmond, the president of the United States, the man with...Absolute Power.
 

About David Baldacci

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David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
 
Published June 15, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. 528 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The body count rises as Gloria's attack dogs and Jack search for the evidence cunning Luther's left to incriminate not only a venal Alan Richmond but his homicidal deputies.

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Casting the president of the United States as a crazed villain isn't a new idea--Fletcher Knebel worked it 30 years ago, in Night of Camp David--but in this sizzler of a first novel, Baldacci, a D.C.

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Casting the president of the United States as a crazed villain isn't a new idea--Fletcher Knebel worked it 30 years ago, in Night of Camp David--but in this sizzler of a first novel, Baldacci, a D.C.

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Rebuffed in his attempt to reconcile with his estranged daughter, Kate (Laura Linney), a young prosecutor, Luther is at the airport ready to fly into happy retirement when he hears President Richmond, in Sullivan's presence, rant hypocritically about violence in a televised press conference.

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