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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A Master of the Genre is Back!

Mason "Mace" Perry has been fighting for her mental and physical survival her entire life. She suffered through an emotionally stagnant mother and the devastation of her father's murder when she was 12 years old. Her older sister Beth provided a stellar role model and...
Mason "Mace" Perry has been fighting for her mental and physical survival her entire life. She suffered through an emotionally stagnant mother and the devastation of her father's murder when she was 12 years old. Her older sister Beth provided a stellar role model and her star catapulted her all the way to rise through the ranks to top cop in Washington, DC. Mace followed in her sister's footsteps and became a police officer as well. Beth provided stability and it gave Mace guidance but even this was not enough when the walls came down upon her and she fell so far from grace she found herself looking through the bars in prison.

Mace had been framed for a heinous crime she did not commit and after two years in prison she is now free and seeking retribution and reinstatement to the force two things that will most likely not happen but something she will fight for. Like rats in hiding those that set Mace up are going to be difficult to find even for a woman who not only defined her existence via the uniform and losing the badge took away everything. Beth is still taking care to watch over Mace and finds her gainful employment on the outside but before she can unpack her bag and get started Mace finds herself following Beth to a crime scene and getting involved in finding the killer against Beth's protests. There are a too few suspects but one great witness in Roy Kingman and he proves to be an invaluable resource for both sisters.

Roy is a fast-tracking lawyer who five years ago had been a great college player that didn't have the tools to take his career to the professional ranks. Becoming a lawyer had somehow made sense but did not define his soul - the chase on the court did and he will never forget being that close to having it all. But when he finds a co-worker and friend murdered in the officer refrigerator the last place he thought he would be is with a crazy woman chasing down leads and interrogating suspects. But Mace has him strapped behind her on the Ducati she treasures and Roy is literally playing the game of his life with thugs and trying to figure out what he has gotten himself into and stay alive and keep the one man he knows did not commit the crime from being convicted.

With too many people working against her Mace is fighting an uphill battle and one politically motivated woman is determined to take both sisters down in one fell swoop. Mace is not going to let that happen nor is she giving up on any of her goals no matter what sets itself in the path.

David Baldacci is the master of this genre and in this book he shows why. The twists and turns are enough to make you car sick but you can't stop reading long enough to lose your lunch you might miss something. The crime is heinous, the details intricate and every one of these characters is strong and stands up to every conceivable test of strength. You are kept guessing, assuming and concluding who the bad person is and when the facts are revealed you are still scratching your head wondering - did I just read that right? Perfection! This book is recommended highly to anyone with a desire to see who really runs this country.

Mary Gramlich ("The Reading Reviewer") www.marygramlich.com

posted by The_Reading_Reviewer on October 13, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Buying this is "Cash for Clunkers"

Very disappointing -- I agree with another reviewer -- I paid for the hardcover so I was invested --- I too wanted it to be over. Characters that I could not care about and a silly plot. But that was not the worse the dialogue was simply terrible -- who was David Bald...
Very disappointing -- I agree with another reviewer -- I paid for the hardcover so I was invested --- I too wanted it to be over. Characters that I could not care about and a silly plot. But that was not the worse the dialogue was simply terrible -- who was David Baldacci's target audience for this terrible book? Just a waste of hard earned money. Unless you have the mind of a fourteen year old -- you will be disappointed. That's it for me Mr. Baldacci -- I'm out.

posted by MLV on November 27, 2009

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

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    True Blue Boo Hoo

    What a total waste of time. Balducci is capable of so much better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Not what I expected!!!

    This book totally had my attention at first and then it just got boring! I just wanted it to be over. Since I paid for the hard cover I had to finish it. I was off of work and finished reading it in a day and a half. A very long day and a half.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

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    I HAVE READ NUMEROUS BALDACI'S BOOKS THIS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH THE BEST. I JUST FINISHED READING NINE DRADONS BY MIKE CONNLEY, READ THAT WHEN YOU FINISH READING THIS, ALSO HAVE FLYNN'S LATEST PURSIUT OF HONOR, READ THEM ALL, THERE GREAT READING.

    aLSO READ BY BALDACCI, THE CAMEL CLUB, FIRST FAMILY DEVINE JUSTICE ALL
    GREAT READING.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

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    Baldacci Is Back

    After the last two Baldacci books, I wasn't sure that I would read him again, but I enjoyed True Blue. There were many implausible moments, but they seem to be necessary, or at least accepted, in books where one individual is going to save the day. That individual here, a former cop named Mace, is the sister of the chief of police, and they work together in some fashion with a male lawyer to do good, but Mace is clearly the main character. She wants to be a cop again, and goes to any lengths to obtain her goal. Unfortunately, she often comes across as selfish, obnoxious, and a lawbreaker herself. Beth is much more mainstream, and her main nemesis is Mona Danforth, the sinister interim US Attorney. I liked her much more than Mace, as at least she is forthright about who she is. None of these strong women seem to have any sexual interest in men, which does not necessarily speak well of Baldacci's image of strong women. Can't they go together? But, the book will probably be followed with a sequel, and surely a softening of the image will occur.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Good quick read.

    I liked the book and story. It is just a good easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Great Book read it 

    Great Book read it 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Baldacci has done it again....

    Bravo, This was a thriffic read. It was spellbinding and hard to put down. Suspense to the last page. Characters depicted where very real and true to life. Story line very possible in this day of goverment secrets and inteligent gathering. I have read every book Mr. Baldacci has written so far and can't wait for his next to be available, thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I enjoyed this book more and was surprised how much I liked the story line. This is the first time I have read this author. I have purchase again book from him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Anonymous

    I am one-third into this book and I don't believe I will finish it. I keep rolling my eyes at the rediculous dialogue. Baldacci has written some great books of mystery and intrigue but this isn't one of them. Don't waste your money or time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Another hit by Baldacc

    I still prefer the Camel Club series the best but overall haven't been disappointed by Baldacci yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Lindsey

    Looks in the mirror and looks at her lip piercings. She puts studs in them and fixes her blondish bluish strait hair

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

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    Action Packed Thriller with Humor!

    A very good drama and thriller demonstrating the dark side of national security! Loved the characters –Mace Perry, kidnapped and drugged and spent two years in prison, losing everything including her badge. She is determined to solve the case and find her way back on the force. Her sister Beth is the police chief which cannot help her, while others have their own agenda to send Mace back to prison.

    Loved Roy Kingman-- a young lawyer (past college basketball player), who aids the poor and discovers a dead body (one of the law partners-Diane) at his firm in the refrigerator. In addition, at the beginning Jamie Malden is also killed and they need to find the connection. Roy and Mace begin their secret investigation to uncover these secrets of the national capital. Along with way came colorful characters (the Captain-homeless vet and his Twinkies, Razor, and more) which gave the story some humor and some romance as well. Again, listened via audio and the sound effects and narrator were both excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Leaders den

    For the leader

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Hi

    Everyone say hey

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Another good one from Baldacci

    Entertaining and like able characters. I found myself rooting for them.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Serena

    Good mornin

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Courtney

    EPIC!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    WHAT CABIN IS THIS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Haley

    OMG YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!! I LOVE U BREEEEEE!!!!! (But im not g.ay or anything) *hugs u tight*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Avery

    Hi whats up

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