5 August 1960 Richmond USA
Trapped behind a two-way mirror in a country house in
Maryland Luther Whitney, a professional burglar, witnesses
an event that destroys his faith in justice forever. A
vicious murder - involving the US President. Now Whitney
is the property at stake and, by the time he has escaped
across a cornfield pursued by two Secret Service agents,
a young woman has been sexually assualted, then shot dead.
And a breathtaking cover-up has been set in motion
Determined to give his family the best of everything,
young executive Jason Archer has entered into a deadly
game of cat and mouse. He is about to disappear, leaving
behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths,
an air crash investigation team that wants to know why
his plane suddenly fell from the sky and a veteran FBI
agent who wants to know it all. Soon the startling truth
behind Jason Archer's disappearance explodes into a sinister
plot with the murder of the country's single most powerful
individual. And Archer's wife, Sidney, is plunged straight
into the violence that is leaving behind a trail of dead
bodies and shocking, exposed secrets.
LuAnn Tyler is asked to take part in a crooked lottery
scheme she refuses, even though it could bring her millions
of dollars. However, when she is framed for murder, the
frightened single mother is forced to participate.
Simple Truth 1998
Harms has been in prison for 25 years for the brutal killing
of a young girl. Then a letter smuggled to him by his
brother reveals the thread of a massive miscarriage of
justice, which threatens to unravel the fabric of the
Supreme Court itself.
brilliant novel of genuine insight into the murky world
of Washington powerbroking and covert espionage; A truly
riveting thriller about a cash-for-questions scandal involving
the highest ranking members of the US government. Washington
lobbyist Danny Buchanan has made a fortune peddling influence
for his cash-rich client companies, and now he's attempting
to do the same for Third World countries and good causes.
But no-one is listening - what's in it for them? So he
bribes Washington politicians to take notice - until the
CIA want in on the illegal strategy. Danny's partner,
the tough-minded, independent and fiercely loyal Faith
Lockhart senses it's all going to turn bad, so she tells
all to the FBI in exchange for her and Danny's immunity.
But she doesn't anticipate the ruthlessness of the CIA,
a diminished and directionless organisation post-Cold
War, who's Head is a renegade obsessive and who is determined
to take out Faith and anyone remotely connected to her...
You Well 2000
strikes the New York-based Cardinal family when their
car is involved in a terrible accident. Twelve-year-old
Lou and seven-year-old Oz survive, but the crash leaves
their father dead and their mother in a coma. It would
seem their world has been shattered forever until their
great-grandmother, Louisa Mae, agrees to raise the children
on her Virginia mountain farm.
before long their rural idyll is threatened by the discovery
of natural gas on the mountain. Determined to protect
her home from the ravages of big business Louisa Mae
refuses to sell, but when neighbours hear of the potential
wealth the company could bring they begin to turn against
her. And now the Cardinal family find themselves ensnared
in another battle, to be played out in a crowded Virginia
courtroom: a battle for justice, for survival, and for
the right to stay together in the only place they know
with both rich humour and desperate poignancy Wish You
Well is a tale of family, faith, humanity and prejudice,
set against the magical backdrop of the Virginia high
Man Standing 2002
When his hostage rescue team is wiped out in a brutal
set-up, Web London is the last man standing. Now he just
has to keep it that way... It took seven seconds for Web
London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his
reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage
Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley toward a drug
leader's lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed
ambush that killed everyone around him. Now coping with
the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions
of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together.
To do so, he must discover why he was the one man who
lived through the ambush - and find the only other person
who came out of the alley alive...a ten-year-old boy who
has since disappeared. Last Man Standing is an explosive
psychological thriller about a man desperate to find answers
- from the secret terrors he has kept for himself to his
unbearable guilt. His fight to save himself and those
he cares for will come at a high cost... and threaten
everything he has grown to believe in. With vividly realized
characters and a breathtaking pace, this is another spellbinding
novel from David Baldacci, one of today's best storytellers.
Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, was banned
from flying in the U. S. when an overly probing search
wand caused him to blow his top at LaGuardia Airport.
Now, the train is his only option to get to Los Angeles
for Christmas to be with his girlfriend. To finance the
trip, he pitches a story about a train ride taken during
Christmas season to his ex-flame editor, Eleanor. Thereupon
begins one of the most hilarious - and heartwarming -
train rides ever. Along the way Tom encounters mechanical
failures, derailments, and eccentric characters like Agnes
Joe, who rides trains all the time, though no one knows
why. There's also a mysterious passenger whom Tom suspects
may be a fugitive, an avalanche that changes everyone's
Christmas plans, unexpected romance, and a rekindling
of holiday spirits. As the mighty Southwest Chief chugs
along, Tom Langdon and his wonderful train adventure will
have you laughing as you turn the pages. It will also
reacquaint you with what makes Christmas truly special.
was only a split second--but that's all it took for Secret
Service agent Sean King's attention to wander and his
"protectee," third-party presidential candidate
Clyde Ritter, to die. King retired from the Service in
disgrace, and now, eight years later, balances careers
as a lawyer and a part-time deputy sheriff in a small
Virginia town. Then he hears the news: Once again, a third-party
candidate has been taken out of the presidential race--abducted
right under the nose of Secret Service agent Michelle
Maxwell. King and Maxwell form an uneasy alliance, and
their search for answers becomes a bid for redemption
as they delve into the government's Witness Protection
Program and the mysterious past of Clyde Ritter's dead
assassin. But the truth is never quite what it seems,
and these two agents have learned that even one moment
looking in the wrong direction can be deadly. Full of
shocking twists and turns, and introducing a villian to
rival Jackson in Baldacci's The Winner, SPLIT SECOND is
pure, mind-numbing adrenaline to the last page.
Hour Game 2004
a series of brutal murders darkens the Wrightsburg, Virginia
countryside, the killer taunts police by leaving watches
on the victims set to the hour corresponding with their
position on his hit list. What's more, he strives to replicate
notorious murders of the past, improving on them through
savage attention to detail. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell
are already investigating a crime involving an aristocratic
and dysfunctional Southern family, but when they're deputized
to help in the serial killer hunt they realize the two
cases may be connected. Adding to the tension is the appearance
of a second killer, this one imitating the murders of
the first. Soon, the two killers are playing a game of
cat and mouse, with King and Maxwell racing to solve the
intricate puzzle of their identities-before the body count
Camel Club 2005
exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power,
and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden
members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal
is to find the "truth" behind their country's
man leads this aging, ragtag crew. He has no known past
and has taken the name "Oliver Stone." Day
and night, Stone and his friends study wild conspiracy
theories, current events, and the machinations of government,
hoping to discover some truth that will hold America's
leaders accountable to its citizens. Yet never in Stone's
wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy the
Camel Club is about to uncover...
witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed headfirst
into a plot that threatens the very security of the
nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue,
and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office
and beyond. Soon the Club must join forces with veteran
Secret Service agent Alex Ford, who becomes an unwilling
participant in one of the most chilling spectacles to
ever take place on American soil. It's an event that
may well be the catalyst for the long-threatened Armageddon
between two different worlds, and all that stands in
the way of this apocalypse are five unexpected heroes.
is a beautiful stranger with a mysterious past, planning
the heist of the century - two short cons to fund a long
con, then a life of unashamed luxury, incognito in a foreign
land. Jonathan DeHaven, the shy head of the Rare Books
Division at the Library of Congress, is planning nothing
more than an uneventful day amongst his cherished collection.
But when Jonathan is found dead by Caleb Shaw, a member
of the Camel Club, two conspiracies are destined to meet
as the Club determines to track down the dead man's long-lost
wife - and Annabelle decides to avenge the death of her
beloved ex-husband. Unfortunately, the victim of Annabelle's
long con has sworn eternal revenge and Jonathan's killers
will stop at nothing to keep the truth about his death,
and the code they have perfected over the years, from
Baldacci's much-loved protagonists Sean King and Michelle
Maxwell are having trouble adjusting to life in the wake
of the terrible events that drove them to the brink in
HOUR GAME. Dogged by hidden demons from her past, then
almost killed in a barroom brawl, Michelle agrees to try
therapy at a mental-health facility, where she simultaneously
busts a criminal drug-dealing ring! Meanwhile, to right
their shared career in the private security sector, Sean
accepts an offer to investigate a mysterious death at
a scientific think tank called Babbage Town, located suspiciously
close to the CIA's infamous yet covert training camp--"The
Farm". In Babbage Town, the security is tight as
the world's scientific geniuses race to invent technologies
powerful enough to conquer the most sophisticated microprocessor.
Michelle soon joins Sean, and before long both find themselves
pawns in a terrifying game whose elusive players cite
threats to national security as justification for their
most heinous crimes.
Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous
adventure yet a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger
from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, the beautiful
woman who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues
Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources
to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be
enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer
of Stone's own mysterious past: Bagger's menace pales
next to newcomer Harry Finn's lethality. Passing as a
normal family man, Finn has already killed three men,
with more targets to come. When Finn sets his bull's-eye
on Stone, his reason will be the greatest shock of all,
causing readers to reconsider their views of good and
evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets
toward a shattering finale that will leave the survivors
of this explosive tale changed forever.
Divine Justice 2008
by his alias, 'Oliver Stone', John Carr is the most
wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger,
the men who hid the truth of Stone's past and kept him
in the shadows were finally silenced. But Stone's freedom
has come at a steep price; the assassinations he carried
out have prompted the highest levels of the United States
Government to unleash a massive manhunt. Joe Knox is
leading the charge, but his superiors aren't telling
him everything there is to know about his quarry - and
their hidden agendas are just as dangerous as the killer
he's trying to catch. Meanwhile, with their friend and
unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel
Club must fend for themselves, even as they try to protect
him. As Knox closes in, Stone's flight from the demons
of his past will take him far from Washington, D.C.,
to the coal-mining town of Devine, Virginia - and headlong
into a confrontation every bit as lethal as the one
he is trying to escape.
Whole Truth 2008
Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest
defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender
is the man Creel retains to "perception manage"
his company to even more riches by manipulating international
conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in
a man with no first name and a truly unique past, has
a different agenda. Reluctantly doing the bidding of
a secret multi-national intelligence agency, he travels
the globe to keep it safe and at peace.
to do anything to get back to the top of her profession,
Katie James is a journalist who has just gotten the
break of a lifetime: the chance to interview the sole
survivor of a massacre that has left every nation stunned.
this terrifying, global thriller, these characters'
lives will collide head-on as a series of events is
set in motion that could change the world as we know
it. An utterly spellbinding story that feels all too
real, THE WHOLE TRUTH delivers all the twists and turns,
emotional drama, unforgettable characters, and can't-put-it-down
pacing that readers expect from David Baldacci-and still
goes beyond anything he's written before.
King and Michelle Maxwell, back from their harrowing and
near-fatal adventure in the blockbuster #1 bestseller
Simple Genius, return in a mesmerizing new thriller. A
daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at
Camp David into a national security nightmare, but the
hostage is not who anyone would expect. The First Lady
enlists the services of King and Maxwell to bring the
child back safely. Years ago, King saved her then-senator
husband from an assassin's bullet; whether they shared
anything else is their secret. With Michelle still recovering
from her own demons the pair are pushed to the limit,
with forces aligned on all sides against them, and the
line between friend and foe impossible to define...or
the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime
Minister, there is an explosion as the Prime Minister's
motorcade leaves the White House. Oliver Stone witnesses
the event. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like
a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime
Minister. In the aftermath, British MI-5 agent Mary Chapman,
an experienced, lethal operative with an agenda of her
own, is sent to assist and coordinate the investigation
alongside American authorities. Stone, together with Harry
Finn, Alex Ford, and the rest of the Camel Club, are drawn
into the investigation. But everything is not what it
appears to be, and what happened in the park may not have
been the actual plan. It seems the mysterious attackers
had another target in their sights, and it's up to the
Camel Club to stop them, or face the catastrophic results.
Deliver Us From Evil 2010
South America a wealthy ninety-six year old man reads
a book late into the night. Within an hour, he is dead,
the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later,
in Provence, Shaw - the shadowy operative from The Whole
Truth - witnesses the murder of a mysterious man, his
body left lifeless at the bottom of a pool. Shaw barely
escapes the incident himself; and with a new partner in
tow, begins to realise that there has to be another organization
at work that rivals his own in secrecy ...Meanwhile, half
a world away, journalist Katie James is working on a story
of international importance. But shortly after meeting
with a potential inside source she is smuggled unconscious
onto an aeroplane, headed to an undisclosed destination.
In the days to come, Katie and Shaw will be reunited in
a deadly dual of nerve and wits against a surprising,
secretive enemy and lead around the world at a breakneck
pace. Filled with the breathtaking plot turns and remarkable
characters that only David Baldacci can deliver, this
is the most explosive thriller of the year.
Zero Day is where it all begins....
Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator
in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division.
His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother
is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal
military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and
an unstoppable drive to find the truth.
Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area
in West Virginia coal country far from any military
outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene,
a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective,
a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own,
joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller
digs through deception after deception, he realizes
that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town,
and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential
conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West
Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against
an overwhelming force.
Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat
veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to
investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now
he has a new case-but this time, the crime is personal:
His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.
picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise
thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to
its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have
ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident.
But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's
father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer,
Paradise is not all it seems to be.
Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was
no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy
beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking
that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure
the truth is never revealed.
The Innocent 2012
COULD NO LONGER REMEMBER THE NAMES OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHOSE
LIVES HE HAD ENDED.
assassin Will Robie is the man the US government call
to eliminate their most ruthless enemies at home or
abroad. He never questions his orders, and he never
misses his mark.
just returned from a covert assignment in Edinburgh
to neutralize a growing threat, having drawn upon all
his expertise to complete his mission and disappear
without a trace. The odds were stacked against him,
but that’s never made a difference before.
now he’s facing the most difficult operation of
his career. Dispatched to kill a US government employee,
he does the unthinkable when things don’t add
up – he refuses to pull the trigger. In doing
so, Robie finds himself becoming the target. On the
run from his own government and with everything on the
line, does he need to change sides to save lives –
including his own?
Innocent is the first novel in David Baldacci's blockbuster
Will Robie series.
No Time Left (novella) 2012
The Hit 2013
Hit is David Baldacci's blockbuster follow up to The Innocent,
the smash-hit bestseller featuring U.S. government assassin,
SEND A KILLER TO CATCH A KILLER.
hitman Will Robie is an elite killer. Called on by the
US authorities to assassinate enemies of the state,
his formidable skill set makes him an irreplaceable
asset to his employers. But when he’s given his
next target, he knows he’s about to embark on
his toughest mission yet.
indicate fellow assassin Jessica Reel has gone rogue,
leaving a trail of deaths in her wake including her
handler. To stop one of their own requires a special
kind of agent and Robie is ordered to bring her in –
dead or alive.
as the hunt begins, he quickly finds that there is more
to her betrayal than meets the eye. There are larger
forces at play that, if exposed, threaten to destabilize
the US government and send shockwaves around the world
. . .
investigator, John Puller, has returned from his latest
case in Florida to learn that his brother, Bobby, on death
row at Leavenworth Prison for national security crimes,
has escaped. Preliminary investigations show that he may
have had help in his breakout. Now he's on the run, and
in disguise, and he's the US government's number one target.
Puller has a dilemma. Which comes first, loyalty to
his country or to his brother? Bobby has state secrets
that certain people will literally kill for. But blood
is thicker than water, and the brothers are close although
even John does not know for sure what Bobby really did
for the government, nor if he's even guilty of his crimes.
It becomes swiftly apparent, however, that Bobby's role
was powerful and far-reaching.
the help of John's long-time friend and colleague, General
Julie Carson, both brothers move closer to the truth
from their opposing directions. And this case puts John
Puller in a place he thought he'd never be, on the other
side of the law, where even his skills as an investigator,
and his strength as a fighter, might not be enough to
save him. And his brother.
The Target 2014
President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment.
If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take
down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission
fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats
against the nation would multiply. So the president turns
to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will
Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.
Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched.
But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.
They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they
will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed,
but that they do not survive.
they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal
crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her
doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life
and bringing stark danger to all those close to her.
And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new
adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman
who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has
her own list of targets--a list that includes Will Robie
and Jessica Reel.
The Guilty 2015
failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must
investigate a murder accusation against his father--but
to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout
in this New York Times bestselling thriller.
Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell,
Mississippi after high school, severing all personal
ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable
occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and
charged with murder.
and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the
day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local
attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected
town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned
against Dan. His guilt is assumed.
make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to
defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father
responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really
the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie
ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate
investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger
to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken
his past and his family. His attempts to save his father
are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence.
the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country,
where his target was clearly defined, digging into his
father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is
drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he
must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences
of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And
this time, there may be no escape for either of them.
Decker's life changed forever--twice.
first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete,
he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington
ever to play in the NFL. But his career ended before
it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a
violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the
field forever, and left him with an improbable side
effect--he can forget nothing.
second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now
a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout
one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young
daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.
family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious
as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget
a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds
his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police
force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking
piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.
over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police
and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific
event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker
is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker
also seizes his chance to learn what really happened
to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth,
he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens
that go along with them. He must endure the memories
he would much rather forget. And he may have to make
the ultimate sacrifice.
Man's Land 2016
his father is accused of murder, combat veteran and Special
Agent John Puller must investigate his past and learn
the truth about his mother in this New York Times bestselling
thriller--but someone hiding in the shadows wants revenge.
men. Thirty years.
Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from
Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul
Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty
years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night
three decades ago, Puller's and Rogers' worlds collided
with devastating results, and the truth has been buried
investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of
Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father-a
legendary three-star now sinking into dementia-and reveal
that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering his wife.
by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and
Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence
organization, Puller begins a journey that will take
him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.
Rogers' time is running out. With the clock ticking,
he begins his own journey, one that will take him across
the country to the place where all his troubles began:
a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe.
There, thirty years ago, the man Rogers had once been
vanished too, and was replaced with a monster. And now
the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing
in his way is John Puller.
Last Mile 2016
End Game 2017
a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, End Game is the fifth
book in the thrilling Will Robie series by international
number one bestselling author David Baldacci.
Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government’s
most indispensable asset, is called to London.
imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground
and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice
to stop it before it begins.
knows he has one chance to succeed. One chance to save
London. One chance to make it safely home to find out
what has happened to fellow agent Jessica Reel following
their last deadly mission together.
Robie is about to learn that even if he succeeds, the
worst is yet to come.
game has started. Now only he can end it . . .
Road to Mercy 2018
A Minute to Midnight 2019
Good Deed 2019
The Wire 2020
Gambling Man 2021