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Saving Faith

Saving Faith [Kindle Edition]

David Baldacci
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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It sounds like a movie pitch: "The story is like Tom Clancy crossed with John Grisham set in the Washington DC political world." But David Baldacci's Saving Faith successfully fuses elements from both of these chart-busters in this political thriller spiced with techno-wizardry.

The villain is a classic spy caricature: Cold-war CIA super-patriot Robert Thornhill wants to reclaim the glory days of the Central Intelligence Agency--when money flowed like the Mississippi during a flood and the FBI watched helplessly from the sidelines. Working from his secret underground bunker, he blackmails Danny Buchanan, one of the great Washington lobbyists, to front an enormous bribery scheme that will force Congress to bend to the CIA's whims. But Thornhill's plan springs a leak: Buchanan's assistant Faith Lockhart discovers her boss's dirty dealings and she intends to expose the whole mess to Thornhill's nemesis, the FBI. Thornhill's associates attempt to assassinate Faith but their bullet kills her FBI escort instead. Faith finds herself on the run with Lee Adams, a fit-and-trim PI who had been shadowing her at the behest of Buchanan.

If all this sounds a bit confusing, it is at times. Baldacci works hard to keep the tension steadily rising but it is sometimes difficult to remember why Faith and Lee can't just stop running and go for help. Nevertheless, they are very likeable heroes and Baldacci's depiction of the world of lobbyists and the internecine warfare of the FBI and CIA (complete with state-of-the-art spy gadgets and transmission-proof chambers) elevates the novel with details that can come only from careful research. --Patrick O'Kelley


'He is able to deliver eloquently what the public wants' (GUARDIAN)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 615 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pan (21 Aug 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK21LM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,373 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Baldacci is the author of eighteen previous New York Times bestsellers. With his books published in over 45 languages and with nearly 90 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. David Baldacci is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at, and his foundation at, and to look into its programme to spread books across America at

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD, but not one of his best. 17 Jan 2001
By A Customer
The story, the characters and the tension were first class but I have to say, having now read all David Baldacci's book's, it's not one of his best.
As I read on I could vaguely see a film script emerging although there is nothing wrong with that.
Again I found it difficult and slow to get into the story, maybe it's me but whilst reading I could easily put the book down as opposed to being forced to. However as with all his stories there comes a point when the story really takes off at a pace. I thought I could predict the ending however I was wrong, this time.
Would I bye his next book when published?, yes I would.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Beginning with a killing at a remote location. Lee and Faith become fugitives from justice, or is it justice? They both become targets of the various secret services of the United States. To stay alive they form a bond which is stretched to the limit. Lee believes the only way to stay alive is that he can only count on himself, on his agility, natural cleverness and above all else his honesty. The latter being a formidable weapon. But then there is Faith! His feelings for Faith and the world in which she lives become increasingly complex. Both are tested to the very limits of their endurance. It is a taut, fast-moving thriller with a neatly wrought ending as Lee and Faith find their fates interlinked in a book that has a blend of adventure, thriller and psychological mystery. David Baldacci at his best.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Very slow to start, picks up in the middle and then takes on the quality you would expect.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Un-put-downable!! Lots of twists and turns especially running up to the end! Bought this book on holiday in the US and ended up following it up with Total Control and Last Man Standing (during the same trip), and have now ordered 4 more!
Must admit to having difficulty with the first few chapters of Last Man Standing (LMS), and so moved on to another book. However, my husband gave LMS a bash after me, and has been raving about it - so looking forward to him finishing it hence my recent order for 4 more David Baldacci books (so we don't have to wait for the other to finish first!!!).
Very addictive author, consistently better than Dan Brown.
Go on give him a try, you won't be disappointed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suspense to the end 20 July 2013
By Marylou
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Suspense right to the end. You are never sure how this is going to end a few twists and turns along the way and plays out with the character of Human nature.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as his other novels 8 July 2014
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Slightly disappointed in this novel. It felt a bit laboured to me and not up to the standard i expect from Baldacci
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wordy and Overelaborate 30 May 2014
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Definitely not up to Balacci`s usual standard.

Too much time spent on the intricacies of the politics and backstabbing of Capitol Hill & too little on the action of the main plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story 18 April 2014
By bettyws
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It took a bit of time to get really into the story and I found the political wrangling pages a bit tedious but then the story took off to another gripping finale.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Another good book by this author enjoyed the twists n turns keeping up the suspense till the very end of story
Published 4 months ago by s.r.maitland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story.
I thought this was action packed. two people thrown together to survive.plenty of twists and turns in the plot.could not put the book down.
Published 7 months ago by saltie
4.0 out of 5 stars Saving Faith
I really enjoyed this book, it was a little slow to start. But the more l read l couldn't put it down. If you like an interesting story with a twist this is the book for you
Published 7 months ago by Ms. Susan M. Heeley
4.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER BEGINNER !
As with my previous critique this also being one of Baldacci's early productions it was not as good as his later one's. However, it was well worth reading.
Published 8 months ago by A. J. Bainger
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read from my favorite author
No wonder you find it hard to get people to rate books, I feel that five stars is enough, why should I be made to fill in this form so I can do it. I'm not an author. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robin Hammond
2.0 out of 5 stars Lost Faith
I normally enjoy David Baldacci's thrillers. Fast paced and breezy, they are inevitably an easy and entertaining read. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rotgut
5.0 out of 5 stars Have faith - this is brilliant
This is a really well constructed mystery. Tension is maintained throughout the story. I did not want to put it down.
Published 9 months ago by Bill Perkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving faith
Excellent, keeps you interested until the very end, and a decent ending. The story line is very interesting with great twists.
Published 10 months ago by carl albillot
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special.
A good enough little story although a bit obvious, however as I said it passed a horrible rainy day for me. Won't win the Booker Prize or such like.
Published 10 months ago by Ann Dickie
5.0 out of 5 stars David Baldacci Saving Faith
I only discovered Baldacci 3 years ago and have managed to read everything he has ever written in that time. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Yvonne L Booth
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