Friday, March 26, 2010
First Family by David Baldacci
Sean and Michelle, private investigators who both retired from the Secret Service, are thrown into the fray. Was this a kidnap for ransom? A terrorist plot to force concessions from the President? Or a crime focused personally on Willa's family and the desire to hurt her parents? It is unclear what kind of crime the two are dealing with.
Far away in Alabama, Sam Quarry has his own problems. He has a daughter who has been in a coma for thirteen years. His son is a deserter from the Army and not exactly heir material. Sam's other 'family' are Ruth Ann and Gabriel, her son. Ruth Ann has been the Quarry housekeeper for years, and Gabriel has grown up in the household. How does this family's troubles fit in with those of the Cox family?
This is the seventeenth novel by David Baldacci, and Sean and Michelle are repeat characters, first seen in his bestseller, Simple Genius. Baldacci delivers as always, an action-packed thriller that saves a punch of excitement for the final revelations. This book is recommended for suspense lovers who enjoy fast-paced action.