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The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1)
The Whole Truth - Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1
Author: David Baldacci
"Dick, I need a war." — Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446539685
ISBN-10: 0446539686
Publication Date: 3/1/2009
Pages: 624
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 265 ratings
Publisher: Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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MeanJean avatar reviewed The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1) on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
BigBird avatar reviewed The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Riveting, couldn't put it down. Best book by Balldacci that I have read in a while.
reviewed The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
reviewed The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very disturbing because the internet today could be used to create the type of events in the book.
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Stitchintime avatar reviewed The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
I'm a huge Baldacci fan, but I almost stopped reading about 100 pages in, wondering who was this writing under his name, but suddenly and somehow it grabbed me and I was once again under the spell of the master. I'm not sure what was unimpressive about those first 100 pages, but boy am I glad I persevered!! What a great story..if a little implausable physically and technically..but, that's one of the reasons we read, right? To be taken out of ourselves and the daily realism, into an alternative existence of potential reality. These two lead characters will make you want more of them by the end of the story and the action within the tale is rip-roaring and unrelenting. The use of the WWW (world wide web) to show how invasive and probing the technology is and could be is terrifying and should make us take pause. It's not far outside the realm of possibility and is probably far more advanced already than any citizen of any country realizes. Read, absorb, contemplate.
gigi avatar reviewed The Whole Truth (Shaw and Katie Jones, Bk 1) on + 355 more book reviews
So glad I got Book 1 of Shaw and Katie Jones first....I usually manage to get books in a series backwards:( This was a good one! Baldacci takes our worst fears and turns them into page-turning novels and this one was a real adventure.
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His writing is absolutley too unbelievable. Too fantastic.


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