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The Simple Truth
The Simple Truth
Author: David Baldacci
The phenomenal bestselling author of THE WINNER and ABSOLUT POWER returns with another riveting tale that will keep readers captivated. Twenty-five years ago, Rufus Harms was convicted of a murder he knows he committed. But when his memory is jogged by a letter from the army, he has a shocking realization: he's not guilty. From prison, Rufus se...  more
ISBN-13: 9780446523325
ISBN-10: 0446523321
Publication Date: 11/1/1998
Pages: 470
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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"The Simple Truth" was my second Baldacci book and I wasn't disappointed...

John Fiske is estranged from his brother Michael, who is a clerk for the Supreme Court. But when Michael is murdered, John decides to take a break from his defense attorney life and re-visit his cop days to help out in the investigation. The key piece of evidence is a missing appeal that Michael took from the mail room but never logged into the system. It was filed by one Rufus Harms, a black soldier who has been in prison for a quarter century for murdering a little girl. The appeal must contain something that others wish to have buried, because everyone who touches the appeal becomes a target... even John Fiske.

The story is structured in a way that you know the appeal must be personally damaging to many high-powered individuals, but you really don't know the what or why until close to the end. For a 500+ page novel, I was surprised Baldacci could keep the plot line moving enough to prevent me from putting the book down. A good read.
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Another excellent read by Baldacci. As far as I am concerned, this author is the king of suspense. "The simple truth" is a page turner that will give you short nights of sleep until you finish it. You better plan the read for a weekend if you value getting to work on time.
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I like this author and this is really one of his best. Complex, good characters, good plot. Enjoyed from first to last.
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Another good novel by Baldacci. Has you guessing at who was involved in the original crime of 20 years ago.
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Pretty good book. It had a very surprising ending; a twist on who is the bad guys and who is the good guys.
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The first of this author that I have read. Let's just say, it won't be the last!
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good political thriller by baldacci