The first of this author that I have read. Let's just say, it won't be the last!
good political thriller by baldacci
Loved this story and the characters. Learning new things is always good. The main character Sara Evans is a Supreme court justice's clerk. Since Baldacci is an attorney his knowledge of the Supreme Court is an interesting side to the story about a black army soldier framed for the murder of a young white girl. The story is hard to put down and the ending was great. Never could guess where it was going to end which to me is the essence of a mystery!
Great story! The first couple chapters were a little slow and confusing...but I hung in there and could hardly put it down. Definitely recommended.
Found it a bit harder to "get into" than most of Baldacci's other books, but it was worth reading.
Rufus Harms is rotting in a Virginia military prison. As readers learn in the terse opening of The Simple Truth, he was convicted 25 years ago of the brutal killing of a young girl. Readers also learn that Rufus did not commit the crime; out of a haze of memories and with fragments of evidence, he has reconstructed the truth about the horrid event that ruined his life. He knows his discovery could cost him his life, so he breaks from prison after sending an appeal to the Supreme Court that details a massive conspiracy tied into the foundations of Washington. The complex drama of Rufus Harms is only one of the interwoven threads in this massive, violent legal thriller that also draws from the vocabulary of hard-boiled crime fiction. Baldacci offers glimpses into the arcane politics of the high court, where Justice Elizabeth Knight wages war with the manipulative Chief Justice Harold Ramsay. And while Harms struggles to keep out of harm's way and the justices duke it out, Supreme Court law clerk Sara Evans toils with ex-cop John Fiske to discover the import of Harms's appeal (and, simultaneously, to uncover the murderer of Mike Fiske, John's law clerk-brother and the original holder of the appeal). Their interest in the document apparently draws the attention of the same deadly conspirators who manipulated Harms over two decades earlier. This was an OK book. It kept my interest but it seemed to unravel a bit at the end. It was almost too predictable. The character development was a little weak as well.
Thriller, in wonderful condition.
I really like David Baldacci. This is my 2nd of his and very interesting.
Takes you from scenes of swift, savage violence to scenes of the cloistered, intricate workings of The Supreme Court, this is a passionate, brawling & electrifying, vividly courageous which explains the most elusive word in our world...truth.
Fast-paced and thrilling.
Great book! Very interesting story line.