First Daughter (Jack McClure Series #1)

First Daughter (Jack McClure Series #1)

by Eric Van Lustbader
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First Daughter (Jack McClure Series #1) by Eric Van Lustbader

Jack McClure lost his daughter. Now it's his job to make sure the president-elect doesn't lose his.

For eight years, America has been led by a president hell-bent on aggressive foreign policy and re-building the nation on Christian values. A new administration is on its way in, but the president has a few power moves left to see his legacy solidified. Moderate conservative Edward Carson is taking the reins, hoping to set America on a new course. But weeks before Inauguration Day, Carson's daughter, Alli, goes missing from her college dormitory.

Jack McClure is an ATF agent who recently lost his daughter in a terrible accident...and Jack's daughter was Alli's roommate. When the president-elect chooses him to lead the search for the first daughter, Jack approaches the quest fiercely. The investigation leads him onto the path of a dangerous and calculating man. Someone whose actions are as cold as they are intelligent. A man whose reach is seemingly infinite.

Faith, redemption, and political intrigue play off one another as McClure journeys into the path and mind of a calculating genius who always manages to stay one step ahead of him. And Jack will soon discover that this man has affected his life in more ways than he ever realized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781427205186
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 08/19/2008
Series: Jack McClure Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

ERIC VAN LUSTBADER is the author of many bestselling thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers The Testament and The Ninja. He has also been chosen by Robert Ludlum's estate as the author to continue the Jason Bourne series. His Jason Bourne novels include The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal. He and his wife live in New York City and the South Fork of Long Island.

 

Narrator RICHARD FERRONE gave up law for the stage. As an audiobook narrator, he has a penchant for action. A science-fiction fan, Ferrone narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He's also read Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr books as well as the postapocalyptic Left Behind series.

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First Daughter (Jack McClure Series #1) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
pagemage More than 1 year ago
Van Lustbader's First Daughter is a domestic political thriller. The book is quite good; I like political thrillers. It is worth the read although you must be ready for religion mixed with politics.
Tigerpaw70 More than 1 year ago
Book1 in the Jack McClure series This new series joins the many political thrillers available to today's readers. The story revolves mainly around politics and religion and an outgoing President who makes his decisions based on his religious beliefs. The story is tightly plotted with many twists and turns and enough cliff-hangers to keep us flipping pages. It opens with the abduction of Alli Carson, the 19-year-old daughter of U.S. President-elect, a month before her father's inauguration. P.E. Edward Carson seeks the help of his long-time friend Agent Jack McClure, his daughter Alli was once a roommate of Jack's daughter Emma who died in a tragic accident. P.E Carson knows Jack well enough to understand that his determination and devotion will drive him to extremes to find Alli and bring her home safely. On Jack's personal side he has learned how to hide and deal with his dyslexia however he is still struggling with the loss of Emma and the subsequent separation from his wife. There is trouble stirring in the world of politics, the outgoing administration wants their Christian philosophy to dominate, they firmly believe it is a secularist movement that is behind the kidnapping and refuse to consider any other possibilities. The plot thickens when Jack goes renegade, working strictly against protocol; he runs a parallel investigation to the Secret Service and other government agencies. While on the path of this dangerous and calculating kidnapper, Jack chooses to trust his own instinct and unique abilities to stay one step ahead of the villain.... This thriller has oodles of farfetched action to entertain us. I felt the religious sub-plots boarded too much on extremism and hindered the pacing quite a bit, if there was an underlying message between the lines, I am afraid I totally missed it. Jack's life is portrayed as rather sad and depressing, he is a man that lost everything dear to him and subsequently hides himself in his career. His character is well- develop: a flawed but brilliant hero with unique and extraordinary abilities. The villain has a sci-fi overture not quite fitting to this thriller....and the rest of the characters fall into my run of the mill category. After all is said and done, I must admit this novel will be filed into my ho-hum category....not bad but not memorable.
Jack Battaglia More than 1 year ago
another writer using a story of lost love as the story within the story Not a good attempt to copy V. FLynn,s Mitch Rapp.
harstan More than 1 year ago
One month before moderate Republican Edward Carson is to be sworn in as the president of the US, his nineteent years old daughter Alli Carson is kidnapped in spite of Secret Service agents. ATF agent Jack McClure leads the hunt to rescue Alli whom he knows as his late daughter Emma¿s boarding-school roommate.------------- Those who abducted Alli are brainwashing her to do a terrorist deed at the inauguration ceremony. Meanwhile as Jack struggles with making progress in his investigation, the current POTUS invoking God like he always does declares a holy war against the First American Secular Revivalists and the E-Two terrorists, who he blames.--------- Jack is an interesting hero as he struggles to overcome dyslexia and his search for the abducted Alli turns FIRST DAUGHTER into a strong thriller. However, the current President¿s invoking God¿s wrath as a motive to declare a new war on terrorism seems over the top even if this is a hyperbole of the claims of Mr. Bush and some of his more fundamental supporters. Thus when the story line focuses on Jack and Alli it is a strong exhilarating thriller when POTUS is featured it turns inanely satirical. Still readers will enjoy this exciting tale.----------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
V. Good. Enjoys his character contruction.
KristallinHeart More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book but was definitely taken by surprise (you'll know when). Had read several of his previous books and felt this was up to par with those.
poncho51 More than 1 year ago
Good start, wow!, thought this will be a great story....but seems to fall flat through the middlle of the page count. Decent ending with a twist.
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MemaMF More than 1 year ago
Haven't read Van Lustbader for a while, now I can't wait to read the next Jack McClure book. Characters are well designed, suspenseful and believable. Don't miss a moment of this terrific book.
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I couldnt put it down.
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Not an easy read.
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the worst book I have ever read.
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