Absolute Power

Absolute Power

Book - 1996
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A burglar, trapped behind a secret wall, witnesses the murder of a woman by the president of the U.S., setting a course of events that pits individuals against the government.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1996.
ISBN: 9780446677417
9781455542598
Branch Call Number: BAL
Characteristics: 469 p.

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falconroom
Oct 05, 2016

Baldacci's first book, published after years of being rejected (why is this so often true?), became a huge hit. A well-written, entertaining thriller, with sympathetic characters. In fact, the characters are better-realized than in his more recent works. Atypically, he frequently refers to them by their first name; in later books he uses their surname; this makes them both more professional & harder to relate to. A very enjoyable, interesting & satisfying read.

I had to read this over 3 days, what a great plot. Unlike some of his novels, the characters have more insight into what is driving them to make some of their decisions. A vey interesting way for author to critique his government by exposing flaws in the presidential system through crime fiction.

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pkocha
Jul 02, 2016

Great book! It was difficult to set the book down as the twists and turns just kept coming.

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LearnDressage
Feb 18, 2016

Fantastic read! Exciting plot, dynamic characters and fast paced. Highly recommend!

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rahmmie
Apr 29, 2015

Excellent book. I still have a difficult time believing this was the first one by Baldacci. Very talented writer

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Publicmike
Dec 29, 2012

4.5 stars

MarilynBelleghem Jun 04, 2012

A Great Diversion

There are some leaders who believe they are above the law and they are the most dangerous. A riveting read for a holiday.

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jsonley
Mar 28, 2010

Interesting speculation on the possible abuse of presidential power should a man with no conscience gain the office. Also develops the theme "Just Following Orders" and applies to the Secret Service.

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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