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The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie James, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Whole Truth - Shaw and Katie James, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:David Baldacci, Ron McLarty (Narrator) "Matt, I need a war." — So begins David Baldacci's new book--a thriller unlike any he's written before. "Matt" is Mathew Pender, of Pender Associates--a shadowy organization that specializes in managing seemingly impossible situations for its clients. Sometimes, those services extend to managing--and creating--armed co... more »nflict. When Matt Pender is asked by his client--the largest defense contractor in the world--to manipulate two nations against each other, a shocking and surprising series of events are set in motion that will possibly bring the world to the brink of World War III.*
In this epic thriller with a global backdrop, David Baldacci delivers all the twists and turns, compelling characters, and can't-put-it-down pacing that readers have come to expect from this master storyteller.
Read by Ron McLarty. 5 sound discs (ca. 360 min.)« less
I have always loved this author and eagerly read anything he writes. But I truly think he has outdone himself with this book. I could not put it down. I have read many political thrillers, international intrigue and horror novels, I have never been frightened of what could be happening in our world until I read this book. When thinking of some of the things going on in the world today the premise in this book is truly horrifying. If there are truly PM firms in the United States and elsewhere, as Mr. Baldacci tells us in his Author's Note, then it shakes the foundation of everything we read on the Internet and everything we hear on the news. This book is a MUST read.
Baldacci is a master at writing page-turner thrillers. This one is no exception. The main characters are Shaw who works for a shadowy government agency and Katie James who is an alcoholic journalist. I'm hoping that Baldacci turns this book into the first of a series with these two characters.
Written in 2008, this story is amazingly timely. It shows how marketing and public relations groups can shape public opinion. It describes how "perception management" can alter or create what the public perceives as truth. It was a scary subject for me. I wish more people were skeptical of news. I was already a bit skeptical but, having read this book, I can see how we should question everything and we might never discover what the whole truth is.