True Blue Author:David Baldacci Mason 'Mace' Perry was a maverick cop on the DC police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her career, her liberty - and spent two years in prison. Now back on the outside, Mace is trying to rebuild her life and track down the people who set her up. But even with her police chief sister at her side, she ha... more »s to work in the shadows: there's a vindictive US attorney on her tail and he's just looking for a reason to send her back behind bars. Roy Kingman is a young lawyer, still getting used to his high-paid job at a law firm in Washington. When Roy discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm, his fate becomes entangled with Mace's, as the two team up to investigate. But as their enquiries gather pace, Roy and Mace soon find themselves in unexpected territory; drawn into both the private and public world of the nation's capital, as dark secrets begin to emerge. For what began as a fairly routine homicide investigation will quickly turn into something far more complex. And possibly lethal.« less
This is a wonderfully suspenseful book with a superb beginning that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. I don't usually go in for the DC political scene but was told of this book (and how wonderful it was) from a non-reader friend. With his glowing review, I couldn't help but pick up the book that was so highly praised. I must agree, it is spectacular. You instantly identify with Mace Perry and love Roy Kingman. These two bond immediately and are inseparable through thick and thin. The adventures through the worst parts of DC are scary as hell and so real you actually feel the threat. There is no one single part to this book It is a whole cornicopia of players: cops, secret service (think FBI, CIA, NSA), lawyers and even one mega-rich dude with a robin hood complex, and don't forget Psycho, the crazed drug lord.
All in all, if you haven't read David Baldacci yet, this one is a terrific first book. He draws out the tension and dribbles out the clues to a mastermind plan of deceit and betrayal.
WOW! I really loved this book. It was a police procedural, legal thriller and murder mystery all in one. Lots of action and twists and turns. Great character development made me keep turning the pages. I hope the author turns this into a series. Library copy, so I can't post. If you wish list this book it is well worth the wait.
Another suspense-filled thriller from David Baldacci. Mace Perry, a former DC cop, has been released from prison, fulfilling her two-year sentence. She was set up and even her big sister, Chief Beth Perry, knows it but Mace was lucky to only get 2 years. She is bound and determined to find out who set her up and get her job back. Roy Kingman, a corporate attorney finds the dead body of a co-worker in the refrigerator and he and Mace, an unlikely pair, find out that there is more to the murder than a homeless guy gone crazy. It was a great book and I found it hard to put down.
This book is tied with The Winner as my all time favorite! Baldacci is on top of his game with this one. The strength of the women characters is admirable. I cannot wait for the sequence to this series.