Sunday, May 17, 2009


by David Baldacci

My Review

David Baldacci's First Family will keep you on the edge of your seat, as always, and give you a thrill ride while you try and figure out the "who-dun it"!

Things start off with a bang when the President's niece is kidnapped following an innocent birthday party at Camp David. Her aunt is the First Lady! Secret Service brings in their top agents of Michelle Maxwell and Sean King to try and find her. In doing that, they give all their fans a treat as they once again pair up for what is sure to be another wild ride and great story!

They are no longer under the thumb of the Secret Service and are only called in because they are the best at this type of "incident". Years ago, King had saved the First Lady's husband who was a senator then from a bullet with his name on it! However, there is more to that incident then we might suspect. What happens next is where things begin to spiral out of control because as this secret is revealed it threatens national security and the child is not the only hostage.

Michelle is having her own problems and finds everyone is taking sides against them and it is hard to tell the good guys from the bad. Finally they zero in on an elderly Sam Quarry, who decides to take on the entire security force and all who work for them. Quarry, 62 years old, is no poor little old man but rather a dedicated adversary with a very focused mission and aim. He does however, elicit almost some legitimate sympathy in his scheme as we find out more about him and his past.

Along with all this, Michelle has to deal with her mother's death and all the other things that have been popping up personally for her. David Baldacci writes this thriller in a way that one can enjoy the puzzle, have a decent chance of figuring it out, or thinking you have, and thus can't put the book down until you find out if you were right or not. I highly recommend this as I do all of David Baldacci's wonderful books!

And now for those of you who would like an extra entry in the FINDING GRACE Giveaway, go back to the giveaway post and comment on how old Quarry is according to my review you just read.


bermudaonion said...

I love David Baldacci's work and can't wait to read this. Quarry is 62 years old.

MonieG said...

I'm a huge Baldacci fan and can't wait to read this. Thanks for the review.

Ladytink_534 said...

I have at least one of David Baldacci's books somewhere. I really need to read him!