"" Writer's Wanderings: Books for the Road - First Family

Monday, February 01, 2010

Books for the Road - First Family

"Impossible to put down."--St. Louis Post Dispatch, was written on the front cover of First Family by David Baldacci. I read those words with scepticism. Sure, sure. We'll see, I thought. I've read those words before and put the book down plenty. This time though, I was in for a wonderful surprise.

Baldacci weaves a wonderfully complicated plot with strong characters that compel you to turn the page and keep on reading. Two private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents, are pressed into service by the First Lady whose niece has been kidnapped. Add to that a subplot where Michelle's mother is murdered and she must deal with demons from her childhood and you will find yourself compelled to read on and on until all is resolved.
I liked Baldacci's style of writing, the action he brought to life through his words, and the complexity of his plot. Don't pick this one up to read unless you have nothing better to do for a while. You won't want to put it down--it's impossible to do so.

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