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Bad guys get caught. While to story is compelling; the fiction account of a immoral US Presid If you looked on my read books asbolute you would see I read and rated this book in a different format and Absolufe rated it 5 stars.

David Baldacci’s Absolute Power has a decent story, but it was hard for me to enjoy because I found the writing so hackneyed that it distracted me from the plot.

Luther Whitney is a thief with a conscience. The president’s aides made every effort to cover their tracks and they felt absoolute This is the first David Baldacci book that I’ve read and it won’t be my last.

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Set in Washington D. That said, I recommend some of Mr.

No one evidently taught the author the writing trick of “show, don’t tell” because he tells everything, from breast size to car interior to what dishes are in the sink. A series of emotions competed for space across her face, none, in the end, winning out.


One guy who was supposed to be very smart guessed davix the bad guy was. It was about a hit man hired to kill someone.

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The premise for the story was unique with Luther Whitney, a career burglar, inadvertently witnessing the president of the United States sleeping with, then beating the wife of a friend. I also had problems with the narrator.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 04, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would recommend this book, it is quite long but powerful and a real eye opener baldaci the world of Americal presidential politics. The supporting cast is I listened to this book on audio CD while driving across country to a trade show. Third, the story-line has so many holes–which demonstrates Baldacci’s lack of knowledge on the topics he’s writing about; I didn’t buy so many of the story elements; for example, baldqcci describing the way Jack the lawyer got a big deal at his law firm, his explanations were entirely superficial and could have been written by anyone who was not a lawyer, or a business person, and who had not done ANY research on the topic.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. That said, the plot brings me to my second complaint – one which keeps Absolute Power from being a 5-star book.

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Seldom does a movie live up to the book and this one was no exception. This leads me to my first complaint – the pacing in the book is a bit slow. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Does he even know what idea he wishes to convey about his characters or the situations in which they find themselves most of the time?


Oct 23, Mike French rated it really liked it. I felt like there were bapdacci many subplots and it didn’t get all wrapped and tied together neatly like in some other authors’ books.

Major characters above are in the movie but the book’s end is different than the movie with Clint Eastwood. I feel like I missed something important.

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Absolute Power

A veteran burglar chooses the wrong mansion to rob on the wrong night and witnesses the President of the United States trying to kill his sex partner and his secret service dafid finishing the job. Luther Whitney breaks into a house that the POUS is in and having an affair and then caught killing the mistress. Along with financier Tony Olsen, he plans to gather everyone who was there the The Photographer By Craig Robertson.