First Daughter (Jack McClure, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
First Daughter - Jack McClure, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Eric Van Lustbader, Richard Ferrone (Narrator) 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 worl... more »d 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.
Read by Richard Ferrone. 6 sound discs (7 hr.)« less
i enjoyed this book, as i do most of Mr Lustbaders novels. This one is a peek into the frantic world of political figures, their children and the people they use and abuse for the purposes of "the nation" along the way. The story of one such agent who decides he wants to leave his mark on the world in a big way. enjoy!
This is a mystery thriller concerning Jack McClure, a ATF agent, that has been pulled into service with the Secret Service task force when the president-elect's daughter has been kidnapped day before the inauguraution. It is a twisted plot with lots of players from the present and into the past. Follow the trail as Jack tries to find the pending first daughter before inauguration day, without the public becoming aware that she is missing. A serial killer is involved, but who is it? Jack has to get to the bottom before Allie, the president elect's daughter, does something that jeprodizes the lives of top ranking government officals at the cermonial inaughration.
Not an easy read because of how the plot twists, but there is a surprise at the end if you hang on. Grabs you from the first and doesn't let you go until the end.
Good story. As an audio book, it is a little harder to keep up with all that is going on if you are listening to this as you drive. I had to go back and replay parts to make sure I had all the people, scenes and times right. Also, I search in the genre of Christian fiction and this should not be in that category. Its message is decidedly un-Christian.