Top positive review
on 24 July 2017
My first David Baldacci book and I am impressed with both the story and the building excitement which, for the last few chapters, had me unable to put it down. The president, aided by his chief of staff and secret service protection detail, tries to cover up a murder committed on his behalf and in his presence. The murder has been witnessed by a career criminal and as the cover up results in more deaths the last two men with an idea of what happened are under threat as they try to uncover the real story. There are a few niggles in that I felt the story was slowed down by explanation of thought processes and feelings, there was one inconsistency in regard to the timeframe regarding an untraceable satellite phone call and the appearance of the Secret Service operatives, and some of the meeting places chosen seemed to be pretty lacking in foresight,
but all in all a good thriller. I bought this Whispersync enabled and found the narrator rather monotone in the beginning, rather like a poet doing a reading, however as the story became more engrossing this was less of a distraction.