The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

Book - 2009
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While the head of the world's largest defense contractor conspires to gain even more riches by instigating a war, an intelligence agent reluctantly travels to keep the world safe, and a journalist receives a mysterious offer to interview the sole survivor of a recent massacre.
Publisher: New York : Vision, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780446539685
0446539686
9781448733200
1448733200
Branch Call Number: BALDACCI
Characteristics: 530 pages ; 19 cm

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candlelight
Sep 26, 2020

I prefer the current format, not this new one.

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LuvReadingStuff
May 06, 2020

Great read.

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Anthony P. Baldock
Jan 07, 2020

Fantastic book. Great action

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shanewhite
Aug 04, 2018

A 'thriller' with a lot of moments of coincidence and absurdity. If you like Ron McClarty's narration he makes this silly bit of indulgence tolerable. Baldacci 'jumps a few sharks' in this book as he tries his best to create another convoluted world-threatening disaster.

Still, if you can get past some of the cheesy dialogue and imagery ("...he thought he could see Anna's face in the darkened sky and imagined her looking down at him...") then it's an evenly paced ride.

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mikejkelley
May 31, 2017

They say third time is the charm, but this is three strikes and you're out. This is the third Baldacci book I've read and this one is almost as unbelievable as the others. About halfway through I decided that I didn't care. The story was absurd to begin with and was going nowhere. Absurd plot, uninteresting characters and poor development. Strike three!

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Eil_1
Apr 13, 2017

Another amazing book from Baldacci. The plot is based on: how to create a story that is a lie but is so well manipulated that the entire world believes it. Today, this is our "alternative reality". The two protagonists - Shaw and Jones - work to reveal Creel's objective. It's a pulse-pounding book and well worth the read.

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captbligh
Feb 22, 2017

This would have been my first Baldacci thriller. I checked reviews on all his stuff before picking it: too bad. A super rich guy in armaments business wants to start a war to make more money; not a bad premise. But our hero, a whops-um-all macho man who wants to retire and get married, can't because the guy he almost killed in an earlier opus is big-wig CIA who threatens to put him away if he trys to quit. Now, am I going to commit to 400 pages with a hook this dull?

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RicardoEdm
Jan 13, 2016

I'm glad that I didn't pay attention to the bad reviews. I liked this book. It was entertaining, fast-paced, and the perception-management part of the plot was really interesting

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LindaMarion
Sep 07, 2015

good read. enjoyable escapism

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jmdeinken
Jan 22, 2014

What a great story!! A lot going on in the beginning made it a bit hard to follow, but once it hit its stride, it was hard to stop listening. Intrigue and suspense keep you wondering what will happen next. Definitely 9 out of 10 for me--if simply for the awesome conclusion that Baldacci gives this story! Narration by Ron McLarty made the story an enjoyable listen!

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