First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

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Sometimes the weakness we fear most can become our greatest strength . . .  Jack McClure has had a troubled life.  His dyslexia always made him feel like an outsider.  He escaped from an abusive home as a teenager and lived by his wits on the streets of Washington D.C.  It wasn’t until he realized that dyslexia gave him the ability to see the world in unique ways that he found success, using this newfound strength to become a top ATF agent. When a terrible accident takes the life of his only daughter, Emma, and his marriage falls apart, Jack blames himself, numbing the pain by submerging himself in work.  Then he receives a call from his old friend Edward Carson.  Carson is just weeks from taking the reins as President of the United States when his daughter, Alli, is kidnapped.  Because Emma McClure was once Alli’s best friend, Carson turns to Jack, the one man he can trust to go to any lengths to find his daughter and bring her home safely. The search for Alli leads Jack on a road toward reconciliation . . . and into the path of a dangerous and calculating man.  Someone whose actions are as cold as they are brilliant.  Whose power and reach are seemingly infinite. Faith, redemption, and political intrigue play off one another as McClure uses his unique abilities to journey into the twisted mind of a stone cold genius who is constantly one step ahead of him.  Jack will soon discover that this man has affected his life and his country in more ways than he could ever imagine. 

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About Eric Van Lustbader

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Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than 25 international bestsellers, including The Testament and the three most recent Jason Bourne novels: The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal and The Bourne Sanction.  His books have been translated into over 20 languages.  He and his wife, author Victoria Lustbader, live in New York City and Long Island. Follow him online at ericvanlustbader.com, Facebook.com/eric.v.lustbader, and on Twitter at @EVanLustbader.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Forge Books. 464 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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In this uneven thriller from bestseller Lustbader (The Bourne Legacy ), Alli Carson, the 19-year-old daughter of the U.S. president-elect, moderate Republican Edw

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A fairly decent political thriller from a veteran novelist. Not the best, not the worst.

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BATF Agent Jack McClure pursues a zealous kidnapper through mean streets and the shadows of his own past.

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Eric Van Lustbader's latest suspense thriller combines religion, politics, and crime mystery.

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An intriguing mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the end.

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USA Today

The daughter of the U.S. president-elect is kidnapped one month before his inauguration.

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20Something Reads

Jack has some allies in the government, not the least of whom is Carson, but there are some men with overinflated egos in positions of power who hate Jack's guts.

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Mysterious Reviews

When McClure's command is quickly undermined, he continues on his own to search for Alli and return her to her family.First Daughter is one of the most intriguing and exciting novels to be written this year.

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Eric Van Lustbader’s latest book, The First Daughter, is a sometimes taut, sometimes dragg...A fairly decent political thriller from a veteran novelist. Not the best, not the worst.

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